Just imagine you're someone else

I listened to a Pete Holmes’ podcast where he talked with Kyle Dunnigan about how he stops obsessing over something regrettable he said/did. To rid himself of that overwhelming shame feeling, he imagines being surrounded by clouds. Above him, below him, in front and back of him—nothing but clouds and a bright blue sky. The clouds represent infinite possibility; the past is behind him and his future is open. I decided to try Pete Holmes’ cloud visualization technique the next time I was overwhelmed with regret about something I said. And I have to say it totally works. I WAS able to visualize Pete Holmes in a bunch of clouds, and it’s true, that guy is totally gonna be fine.