We all have regrets. Maybe you had an argument with a good friend and said things that strained or ended the friendship? Maybe you became estranged from a close family member? Maybe you made a mistake on the job that cost your employer a lot of money. We all make mistakes. But carrying your regrets around without coming to terms with them is a heavy burden to bear. It can slow your personal growth. But when you learn to view your mistakes with more self-compassion, you may find it easier to forgive yourself and move towards greater self-improvement.