Compassionate Thoughts about the Past

As I process past circumstances and rewrite my stories, I have thoughts like these:
Intentional Thought: “You did the best you could at the time, given the situation”.
The Unintentional Thought that Follows: “Yeah, but you could have made a different decision.”

Part of me wants to “yeah, but” any of the intentional thoughts I choose. I want to be compassionate to myself. Which starts with, “I hear you wanting to “yeah, but” me brain, I hear you. And ___________ ”

Where do I go next?