Things you’ll regret in life when you are old

It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not.

  1. Following the herd – Herd mentality prevents you from thinking for yourself and taking the tried and tested path that everyone else is following. Use your own brains. Follow your own path.
  2. Not taking care of your health – Take time out for your health now, or you will be forced to take time out for your illnesses later. Go for that walk.
  3. Not coming out of your Comfort Zone – Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Take that risk.
  4. Not Reading Enough – Reading always opens up your mind. You always learn something, however small it may be, from a book. Ditch that TV show, pick up a book.
  5. Not Playing Enough – This may not necessarily mean playing a sport but also laughing with your friends, playing board games, playing cards, dancing with your friends, playing team games, participating in challenges. Go play.
  6. Working too much – All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Maintaining a good work-life balance is important not only for your physical health, but also your mental health. When you are old and retired, your work is not going to keep you company. Take time out for yourself, your family, your friends.
  7. Not investing time and effort in yourself – You spend all your time in work, or for the family. What about yourself? Develop that hobby, follow that passion, enroll for that tap dance class, go learn to ride a bike. “I’ll give time to my hobby when I am retired”, may not always be possible. Do it now.
  8. Not saying sorry soon enough – Bridge that gap. Apologize. Value that relationship.

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