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40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old. Learn What They Are and Change Your Life Today…

Life is a beautiful thing and every day we spend on earth is a blessing. Life gives us the opportunity to reach for our dreams, share moments with loved ones, and live each day to its fullest.

But like most things in life, there is a beginning and an end and what we do today is what counts. As we get older and look back, there may be some regrets about choices we made or didn’t make. Here are 40 of the things that people wished they would have done when reflecting back on their lives..

1) Not living to your full potential. Ever since we’re kids, we set the bar higher and higher in everything we do. Never settle and follow your passion to succeed.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not living to your full potential.

 

2) Not staying in touch with childhood friends. There are probably friendships you lost because your family had to move away. The thought of picking up the phone years later and calling them came up but you never did.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not staying in touch with childhood friends.

 

3) Not listening to your parent’s advice. Our parents have decades of life experiences and they learned it all without the internet. Their knowledge is so much more important and meaningful.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not listening to your parent's advice.

 

4) Not learning to speak another language. Being fluent in other languages provides more opportunities for work and provides more enjoyment when travelling to other countries.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not learning to speak another language.

 

5) Not leaving a bad relationship. Most people stay in a bad relationship in hopes that it will eventually get better. The longer you wait, the more you are putting your own happiness aside.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not leaving a bad relationship.

 

6) Not putting on sunscreen. Wrinkles, skin discoloration, and even skin cancer are just some of the reasons to avoid sun damage.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not putting on sunscreen.

 

7) Not seeing your favorite band or musician. It’s easy to put it off in hopes that you’ll catch them in the future but let’s face it, band breaks up. See them when the opportunity comes up.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not seeing your favorite band or musician.

 

8) Not doing things out of fear. We might not do things because we are scared of trying it but the only way to live life to the fullest is to try new things.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not doing things out of fear.

 

9) Not making the time to exercise. It’s important to take care of your body and it’s never too late to exercise. A healthy body will ensure more enjoyment out of life as you grow older.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not making the time to exercise.

 

10) Not being the person you want to be by letting gender roles define you. Don’t let society tell you what you can or cannot do in life. Just follow your heart.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not being the person you want to be by letting gender roles define you.

 

11) Not quitting a job you hate. If you wake up every morning and dread going to work, find a job you love. Your happiness comes first and the sooner you do it, the happier you will be.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not quitting a job you hate.

 

12) Not doing your best in school. Having a good education opens up so many opportunities and always be dedicated to everything you do.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not doing your best in school.

 

13) Not realizing how beautiful you are inside and out. Never shortchange yourself or think you need to change for other people. Be comfortable with who you are and that confidence will shine through.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not realizing how beautiful you are inside and out.

 

14) Not saying “I love you” enough. Take every opportunity to express your love for others because each day we get to spend with them is a gift.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not saying "I love you" enough.

 

15) Not taking the opportunity to travel when you are healthy. The older you get, the more difficult it becomes to travel.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not taking the opportunity to travel when you are healthy.

 

16) Not being more compassionate with others. Some spend their youth as a self-absorbed person but they eventually realize that the world doesn’t revolve around them. Be the best friend and person you can be.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not being more compassionate with others.

 

17) Not being the person you want to be. Don’t care so much about what people think because their opinions should not determine your amount of happiness.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not being the person you want to be.

 

18) Not supporting your own dreams. Being nice is fine but not if it means sacrificing your own happiness.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not supporting your own dreams.

 

19) Not moving fast enough. The faster we make decisions the quicker we could enjoy the results of those decisions. Successful people make decisions quickly and firmly.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not moving fast enough.

 

20) Not forgiving people and holding grudges. Letting anger and resentment fester inside of you is not worth it. Let it go and move on. You’ll feel much better for doing so.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not forgiving people and holding grudges.

 

21) Not standing up for yourself. You’re entitled to your own opinion and don’t change your principals just because people don’t agree with you. Follow your inner voice and don’t let yourself get bullied.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not standing up for yourself.

 

22) Not volunteering enough. Helping others is a rewarding experience and doing good lets you feel good. Make a difference by helping others every chance you get.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not volunteering enough.

 

23) Not taking care of your teeth. It only takes a few minutes everyday and taking care of teeth ensures you’ll have them for your entire life. Always keep smiling.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not taking care of your teeth.

 

24) Not spending more time with your grandparents. Grandparents are wise and they love sharing their knowledge and spending time with you. The time we get to spend with grandparents is limited so tell them you love them every chance you get.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not spending more time with your grandparents.

 

25) Not choosing family over work. We all need to work to enjoy a good lifestyle but finding a good work-life balance is key.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not choosing family over work.

 

26) Not learning to cook. Cooking a meal for your family and friends is a great way of spending time with them and sharing your love. Learn the basics and your passion for food will continue to grow.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not learning to cook.

 

27) Not appreciating the special moments. When you are spending time with family and friends, put away the smartphones and focus on them.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not appreciating the special moments.

 

28) Not finishing what you start. Get into the habit of always finishing what you start and you’ll keep pushing yourself every day. Never quit.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not finishing what you start.

 

29) Not learning a special skill. Whether it’s magic or even a silly party trick, making people smile should be your ultimate goal.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not learning a special skill.

 

30) Letting cultural expectation define who you are. Don’t let your gender or cultural differences prevent you from doing what you want in life.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Letting cultural expectation define who you are.

 

31) Not letting friendships run their course. You will meet a lot of people in your life and knowing when to let go is important. Forcing a friendship can do more damage than good.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not letting friendships run their course.

 

32) Not spending more time with your children. Kids grow up incredibly fast and losing out on special moments because of putting in more time at work is not worth it. Spend time with them and fill their lives with joy.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not spending more time with your children.

 

33) Not taking risks (especially in love). People rarely regret the chances they did take but always regret the chances they didn’t take. Don’t live a life of “what ifs.”

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not taking risks (especially in love).

 

34) Not taking the time to develop work contacts. Networking with business people and learning from them is key to having a great career.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not taking the time to develop work contacts.

 

35) Not learning to copy with anxiety. Always being worried can be paralyzing and prevents you from being truly happy. Soothe your inner voice and always think positive.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not learning to copy with anxiety.

 

36) Not living in the moment. Instead of dwelling on the past and anxiously looking to the future, make sure you are happy and live for today.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not living in the moment.

 

37) Not spending enough time with loved ones. Life moves pretty fast so spending time with loved ones as much as we can is the most important thing.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not spending enough time with loved ones.

 

38) Not performing or speaking in front of large crowds. Many people will avoid public speaking at all costs but it’s worth to try it at least once. All public speakers are nervous the first time but like anything, practice makes perfect.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not performing or speaking in front of large crowds.

 

39) Not feeling grateful sooner. Be grateful for small things, the big things, and everything in between. Be thankful for the people in life and always let them know how grateful you are that they are part of your life.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not feeling grateful sooner.

 

40) Not being happy. We only live once and we should make every effort to be happy and to remain happy. There will be sad moments in life but it’s important to deal with them and seek out the people and things that make us smile.

40 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old - Not being happy.

H/t: ViralNova

Unlike the top 5 regrets of the dying, these are feelings you may experience at any stage of your life. The best thing about life is that we can change it and work hard to make sure we have a life that we can be proud of. Please share the regrets people sometimes experience as they get older and how you can use them to change your life with your friends and family.

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