9 lessons to learn from older people's biggest regrets
As the saying goes, “forewarned is forearmed.” Today, I'm going to review the biggest regrets of our seniors so you can rethink your reality.Why wait until you are old to do an introspection of your life? Why say to yourself “I should have done...” when you can still change things? Why accept living a life that doesn't make you happy? The best time to make changes is always now.
I'll let you meditate on their mistakes...
#1. Having worked too much
It is clear that if you spend YOUR ENTIRE WORKING LIFE working hard, there is little or no time left to devote to your loved ones, your hobbies, and even yourself.
#2. Not having lived the life they really wanted
Everyone has dreams, aspirations and plans. But because of the fear of risk, the fear of failure, the judgment of others, the pressure of those around you, these are still thoughts and will never come true.
#3. Not having given yourself happiness
For those who don't know it yet, happiness is a choice. And, it's about making decisions/making changes for your own well-being.
#4. Worrying too much
What's the point of worrying about what you can't control? Why spend so much time imagining scenarios that haven't happened yet and may never happen?
#5. Neglecting your health
If you lack motivation or time today, older you may have all the motivation in the world and time, unfortunately preventable health problems will already have set in...
#6. Not having had the courage to express your feelings
Not many people realize that life can end in a fraction of a second. Take all your courage and say what's in your heart to the ones that are concerned before it's too late...
#7. Not keeping in touch with friends
REAL friends are by our side in good times as well as in bad times. Sometimes you have to know how to put your ego aside to work things out.
#8. Not having saved more money for retirement
If you're not retired, it's time to rethink your financial planning. If you are retired and healthy, why not work part-time?
#9. Not have traveled more
Start by saving $30 on each paychecks for a year(if you can save more, great! ). After a year, you will be able to treat yourself to a trip in the provinces alone or as a couple . If you save the same amount for 2 years, you will be able go to a resort abroad. At this pace, you could travel every year or every two years!
The top five regrets of the dying, Bronnie Ware