Regret feels like a negative emotion, but in this episode, recorded in person in Walla Walla, Janine and Shannon discuss how considering regret can be a helpful barometer when making a decision. And they use a recent real-life set of decisions that brought them unexpectedly face to face to illustrate!
Discussion topics include:
- Janine’s decision to make an emergency trip to Walla Walla when her brother became ill
- How Shannon’s offer to drive her from Portland to Walla Walla made the decision (and the whole experience) much easier
- Using the absence of regret to help make decisions
- How both Shannon and Janine regularly use regret as a decision-making barometer
- How thinking about regret can help you think through things
- Looking out for your future self
- Being in touch with what’s important to you to help you know what you might regret
- Shannon’s biggest regret: Not taking travel opportunities
- Balancing caring for others with caring for yourself
- How considering regret can help you live in a more positive way
- Avoiding regret in the future
- Cutting yourself slack when you feel regret: You were doubtless making the best decision you could make at the time.
- Shannon’s assessment of Walla Walla’s famous (on this podcast) potstickers
Comment from Janine: After 22 days in the hospital with severe pneumonia, my brother, Scott, was released to a nursing home in Walla Walla where he’s rehabbing before going back to his home.