Did it ever occur to you that when you were simply standing without doing nothing in front of the TV and you were just changing the channels searching for something interesting without finding anything captivating, it was just a waste of time, precious time of your youth that passed without a meaning? Of course, now the last thing I want is to get you into depression, but I want to remind you a few things that you can still do.
Here’s a list of things that would be good to start doing if you don’t want to start regretting when you grow old.
You didn’t travel as much as you wanted to
If you don’t organize your vacations just because you’re too lazy, one day you might look back and regret the fact that you have no stories to tell your children or even your grandchildren. You will have a monotonous life because you always postponed the moment when you had to leave on a vacation full of adventure. Quit your comfort zone and just go!
You didn’t quit when you had to
Take into account that if you remain stuck on the same position that doesn’t offer you the satisfactions you need, you will eventually become a sad and frustrated retired man who always wanted to make a change but he didn’t. Listen to the advice of the HR specialists and change your job when it stops making you happy. In fact, it is highly recommended to change your job from time to time.
You didn’t take care of your body
Now, it may seem something unimportant because your body still looks good, but over the years, your skin loses its elasticity, the muscles stop listening to you and your heart gets tired faster. Over the years, you will be convinced of the fact that the sport is not a waste of time but it’s a vital activity for your body’s health.
You neglected your friends
In a few years all your friends could move to other countries because of their job or family or they could simply be too concerned with their careers to continue paying attention to going out with you. Take advantage of their company as much as possible as they are an important source of optimism and joy.
You constantly complained about the fact that you’re too tired for any kind of activity
When you think you’re extremely tired, that’s only an illusion, trust me. Seriously, there are people in this world who are more busy than you and they barely have time to breathe. Stop winning and direct your energy towards important activities.
You didn’t broaden your horizons and you refused to learn new things.
What’s new to learn? A lot: foreign languages, new sports, the history of a country, information about various phenomena and the examples can continue. It’ cool to be smart huh?
You didn’t take a risk
You lacked courage when you wanted to leave the country, to give up everything for a year or even a day, to tell someone exactly what you think or communicate with your loved one and solve problems. Take that bull by its horns and risk! Risk can bring huge rewards! And even if you fail, you still learn something and that experience can help you in the future.
You failed to overcome your shyness and speak in public
There are moments in life when you have to speak in public, and these moments are quite important because people can categorize you and create some opinions about you that may prove to be incorrect since they are formed only on the basis of a single experience. These moments contribute greatly to your personal development as you learn how to express yourself better, to manage your emotions and convey the right message to the people whom you are addressing to. Get rid of shyness and emotions before it’s too late.
You neglected your family
Now I know that you think that all the family reunions are boring because you know everybody more than you wished and the fact that you have to stand them every Sunday seems like a chore. Now you feel this way, but later you will miss them. Make the most of the time spent with your family and try to appreciate more their qualities than flaws.
You spend too much time in the office
You work from Monday to Sunday, 12 hours a day? At some point, these endless hours of work will have a major impact on your health and will affect your social life. Try to reduce the working hours as much as possible. Enjoy life, because otherwise it will pass you by and you’ll wake up one day alone and old.
The fact is that every day of our lives should be a holiday. Let’s enjoy every little thing, every ray of sunshine, every thread of grass, every breath of wind and all the people surrounding us who contribute to our well. Life should be about beauty, satisfactions, joy and beautiful people. We’re the only ones who can direct our life for the better. The life we form depends on the decisions we make! Keep that in mind!