THE TOP 37 THINGS YOU’LL REGRET WHEN YOU’RE OLD…
1. Staying in touch with your friends
This is one of the top 5 regrets of the dying (revealed by a nurse). People on their deathbed told the nurse that they wish they stayed in touch with their friends. It’s still not late for you to connect!
2. Staying in toxic relationship
Relationship has a way to grow on you, no matter how good or bad it is. Don’t let it consume you up to the point that your quality of life is compromised, or completely destroyed.
3. Not traveling when you had the chance
The recent events of the global situation was a wake-up call for this one. Traveling when you get older becomes harder, especially when you are 2+2 or 2+1. You are also gonna need more finances with your family.
4. Not learning another language
I wish I’d known earlier that every new language is a treasure. If I only paid attention to those Spanish classes…
5. Missing the concert of your dream artist
I had a chance to go to M.J.’s concert when I was younger, but I didn’t and he passed away. Do not let it happen to you.
6. Failing to be in shape
When you realize that your body is one with your mind, and that you can actually feel happier, fulfilled and more confident when you exercise, you will shed a new light on fitness activity. Not to mention your health will drastically improve.
7. Working something you hate
Like a bad relationship, we have the skill to adapt to any condition as long as it helps us avoid fear like being broke, hungry or homeless. You have the power to make that change and make it work. Quit before it grows on you.
8. Caring what other people think of you
In 20-25 years from now, you will massively regret the things you didn’t do because of the trivial opinions of others.
9. Oral hygiene
Oh, this one! Believe me, you don’t need anything written about it. Just take it for granted and do it.
10. Staying in touch with your grandparents
Also, take this for granted. When people get older, especially ones with many health problems, the clock is ticking short. Stay in touch with them, call them and talk to them at least few minutes a day.
11. Being scared to take risks
Calculated risks, of course. No gambling or unnecessary speeding.
12. Not realizing how beautiful you were
Hey, it’s life! As we get older we tend to get wrinkles, age spots and skin tags. Look yourself in the mirror because you won’t see that beauty in 30 years from now.
13. Not using sunscreen
Sunscreen can protect your youth and health from the excessive use of sun bathing.
14. Not learning through the youth
If you fall in love with learning, there is not a single chance that you will fail to realize your goals and vision.
15. Afraid to say “I love you.”
As you get older, you will realize that your insecurity of not being loved back is not that important. What’s important is that you express your emotions, especially the good ones like love.
16. Not listening to your parents’
When you become a parent, you will see that you teach your kids only what you think will help and protect them.
17. Helping other people build their dream instead of building yours
Don’t get me wrong. Supporting others is beautiful, but not at the cost of failing to pursue your dream.
18. Working way too much
This falls in the category of the top 5 regrets, also revealed by that same nurse. When you work too much the balance in your life gets disrupted which will affect your quality of life like spending time with your family.
19. Not being grateful enough
When you realize that your clock is truly ticking away your life it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we’re all so incredibly lucky to share.
20. Spending your youth self-absorbed
The most important thing is not you. It’s the moments that YOU share with others that will make you a wonderful person to be around.
21. Not moving on fast enough
When you move slow, your life doesn’t. So get that turbo and make most out of your life right the hell now!
22. Holding grudges, especially with those you love
It’s the mental barrier that you don’t want to have. Just toss it away and don’t let it consume you.
23. Not standing up for yourself
The mental pain after is more damaging than the actual moment you chicken on someone. Don’t let that disgusting feeling be your daily routine.
24. Not volunteering enough (or ever)
The awesome feeling you get when you volunteer and not get anything in return is why you’ll still have faith in humanity when you get older.
25. Not learning how to cook
There is so much more to this than a plate of chicken. If you are not capable of cooking an awesome lemon shrimp pasta then you are not aging as you should.
26. Not stopping enough to appreciate the moment
Life now is hectic. So many things affect the present moment (like social networks) that we never even see it.
27. Failing to finish what you start
I can easily say that this is one of the top 3 reasons between failure and success.
28. Never mastering one awesome party trick
How awesome is the feeling you get when the trick you perform is making people believe in magic again?
29. Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations
Again, this one can destroy your life completely and will be one of the biggest regret when you get older.
30. Not playing with your kids enough
This may sound strange but the moment when your kids or nephews want to play with you will be instantly changed to “I want to stay in my room alone.”
31. Never taking a big risk in love
It can be terrifying to dive in a relationship. But if he/she is the right person for you have the courage to take down your shield and be vulnerable to them.
32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and network
This seems like a total crap when you are younger, but as you get older this is one of the most important thing in business.
33. Worrying too much
About 85 percent of the things people worry about never happen.
34. Getting caught up in needless drama
Unless you plan to be an actor, you don’t need it.. at all.
35. Not spending enough time with loved ones
Love and connection should be nurtured, especially if you want it to persist when you get older.
36. Never performing in front of others
Many elderly people wish they knew (just once) what it felt like to stand in front of a crowd and show off their talents.
37. Not keeping up with technology
Not knowing tech today can be considered as a disability. Keep up with that as it progresses.