Do you ever think about your days in the old age? We know, you’re so busy you sometimes don’t have the time to contemplate about your future. But maybe you need the future’s perspective to tell if you’re leading the life you want.
We all want to live our life to the fullest. We all want to do something that is meaningful, to us as well as to other people. Remember that it’s not too late to still do the things you enjoy the most. Here are 10 things you will regret when you’re old:
1. Not traveling when you had the chance.
We all wish we could travel more. So what’s stopping you from going and seeing the world right now? All it takes is a small step in that direction. It doesn’t matter you’re not the most adventurous person. Traveling will bring out that spark in you.
2. Staying in a bad relationship.
It’s not worth spending your precious time in a relationship that doesn’t help you grow. When you’re old, you’ll remember the people who had an impact on your life and were there for you. You don’t want to give yourself to someone who is simply not worth it.
3. Caring too much about what other people think.
4. Being afraid to say ‘I love you’.
5. Working too much.
No one ever said on their death bed ‘I wish I had worked harder while I could’. The most appropriate thing to do is to try and have a work and life balance. Don’t let your professional goals interfere with your personal life, or worse, take over it. Remember that the people you are surrounded by is what will matter as you age.
6. Not playing with your kids enough.
Invest in your child’s education and you invest in making the world a better place. Play with them and listen to them because you have the choice of planting the seeds for a brighter tomorrow. They grow up fast and many parents complain they feel they didn’t play with them enough while they were little.
7. Not Spending enough time with your parents.
Same way many parents complain they didn’t spend enough time with their children…Kids later realize they didn’t give their parents enough attention. Spend time with your parents because you will regret it when they are gone.
8. Never taking a big risk.
The ability to take that great risk when the circumstances demand it will make your life a completely different one. Never back down from creating a life that you think you deserve to have. As they say, it’s time to try and defy gravity.
9. Not quitting a terrible job
Because you want to make money, you refuse to see that your present job is terrible. A job that stresses you terribly, doesn’t pay enough and doesn’t give you time to explore is a bad job. Quit it!
10. Not realizing how beautiful you are.