The beginning of this reads like the Beatitudes, and I definitely think it's a good piece of advice to heed. In the past, a lot of us have (and many still do) fear being alone with our own thoughts because sometimes our thoughts take us to dark places that we'd rather not deal with...
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Regrets are normal. So is guilt. But so is gratefulness, anticipation, contentment, peace of mind, excitement. The things that tip the scales over from bad to good, or sadness to happiness should be your priority.
When you're struggling with the feelings that make life tougher to get through, take actions to inject a bit of something good. When I think about the darkest periods in my life, during which I was consistently low, I remember allowing life to happen to me, in a sense.