The Top 30 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old
You will certainly regret some things when you are old. In life, not everyone gets a chance to try some adventures when they have the energy and opportunity. Most people realize there are particular things they should have done at a younger age. And time cannot be reversed. Here are 30 things you might regret when you are out of time:
- Not Giving Exercise Priority
Most people spend their physical peak living a sedentary life. Spending too much time on the couch or seated in front of screens. When you hit 50 or 60, you will start dreaming of what you have done.
- Skipping Sunscreen
You can prevent some signs of old age, such as wrinkles, sunburn, moles and skin cancer. It’s good never to skip sunscreen irrespective of the weather.
- Failure to Travel when Young
Traveling when older becomes infinitely harder. You will have a family to take care of. Your body will be weaker without the energy to adventure. Think of climbing mountains, cliff dives and much more.
- Not Spending Adequate Time With Loved Ones
Your time with loved ones is limited. It’s always important to make it count. Appreciate it every time you are near the people that count.
- Not Expanding your Social Network
You may think that socializing when young is of no help. However, you will come to discover that is how many people land their dream jobs.
- Failing to Take a Big Risk (particularly in love)
It will be a huge comfort when you grow old if you realize that you took a leap of faith. This is irrespective of whether you succeeded or failed.
- Neglecting Oral Hygiene
Brush, floss, and regularly go for checkups. It will be sickening when you start developing dentures.
- Failure to Volunteer
It may appear like volunteering of for the kind-hearted when young. However, when you will be near your grave, you will surely regret not to have helped someone.
- Holding Grudges
Those who are closer to you can sometimes hurt the most. But what is the point of re-living your anger your entire life?
- Ignoring Your Parent’s Advice
When young, you may not want to take up the crap from your parents. But the fact remains that most of what your parents try to advise in life turn out to be the reality.
- Not Struggling Hard Enough in School
Your grades determine what you end up becoming later in life. When you are older, you will come to realize how great it was to spend the entire day learning. You will regret not to have paid more attention.
- Not Recognizing Your Beauty
We are all wonderfully made. But most people spend too much of their youthful time unhappy with their physical appearance. You are most beautiful when young.
- Being Afraid To Try Things
You will look back and start wondering why you were afraid to try something. You will realize that unfounded fears made you not to attempt something valuable.
- Sticking in a Bad Relationship
Have you been in a bad relationship? You will always remember why you never moved on sooner than you did.
- Not Quitting a Bad Habit
Why did you smoke? What was so good about taking alcohol? You will be under medication for conditions you could have avoided.
- Not Learning a New Language
It took you three yeas in high school learning a new language yet there is nothing you can recall.
- Failure to Quit A Horrible Job
There will be bills to clear. Unless you do something to improve the situation, you might wake up day and realize you wasted 40 years in an awful job.
- Being so Mindful About other’s Thought
In 20 years, you won’t be worried at all about what those people thought. They will not be around you anymore.
- Overworking Yourself
Don’t think there is someone who flashes back from their deathbed and wished to have spent more time in the office. But they all wish to have spent a lot of time with hobbies, family, and friends.
- Not Appreciating The Moment
Most youngsters are always on the go. Failing to stop and appreciating the moment now and then will lead to regrets when you are old.
- Not Finishing what You Started
You had a big dream of pursuing a certain career but you gave up in the middle. It will haunt you till your deathbed.
- Not Playing With Your Kids Adequately
When you become old, you will realize that your kids grew from wanting to play with you to wanting you outside their rooms as soon as possible.
- Finding happiness where you lost it
People come and go for obvious reasons. You can’t go searching for happiness where you lost it. It’s good to appreciate what happened and move on to find happiness somewhere else.
- Worrying too much
Worrying too much create non-existent problems in life. There will always be something to make you worry. However, constantly stressing yourself will definitely compromise your health.
- Failure to master a hobby
Look for something you enjoy and go an extra mile of mastering it to become a professional. It will not only be fun, but you will also accomplish something unique. It’s a chance to learn something new that might help in old age.
- Not reading widely
Most people find it hard to read widely due to a busy schedule at home or work. Did you know that you can expand your knowledge by reading widely? Your mind expands and your vocabulary improves. Pick any book and read whenever you can.
- Not Saving
You won’t be working when old. Unless you have saved enough, you will become a bother to others. Save from a younger age.
- Not being grateful
You should acknowledge the wonderful people around you and appreciate how blessed you are. Even in the darkest days, there is something to be grateful for.
- Not learning how to prepare an awesome meal
Learning how to cook is a great investment that always pays. You might be alone in old age and your cooking experience will come in handy.
- Prioritizing Others’ Dream
Giving others’ dream a priority is a grave mistake some people make. Why should you sacrifice your dream to help other achieve theirs?
We did not come to rehearse here on earth. The good thing is that you can start today and you won’t have regrets in old age.