5 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Older If You’re Not Careful
This topic is crucial to a life well lived. This is because thinking carefully about the things that we are likely to regret can help us refocus and recalibrate how we live.
1. Following The Crowd In Order To Gain Approval Or Fit In.
You will regret all the times you said yes instead of saying no. You’ll regret becoming a false self both emotionally and physically in order to impress others, gain approval and fit in. You’ll be annoyed that you did not follow your heart , instead, followed the influence and footsteps of others.
2. Not Taking Chances
This can come in different ways, it might mean not getting that degree to enter the career path that you’re passionate about. It might be not letting go of a relationship that is no longer healthy or good for you, though which means heading to the unknown.
For many, these though not all, you’ll regret not having given it a shot, not having taken the chance.
3. Not Putting In Effort Towards Your Health And Fitness.
Many regret not engaging in physical activities especially when health issues later befall them such as weight gain, heart problems, diabetes etc.
It’s much easier now to stay fit and maintain your health than to pay little attention to it and deal with it later when you have health problems.
4. Complaining All The Time
The world is always going to have problems. This does not mean that we should not speak about these things. We should, otherwise there is no hope of changing them.
But to stay on them and complain at all time only diminishes our quality of life . Choose to focus on the positive sides of life, the things you can change that you don’t like. When the end draws near , you’ll regret not having done this.
5. Working Too Much
In Bronni Ware’s bestselling book, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, she says
“All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”
“By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.”