Whenever this question is asked, 95% of the answers comprise of the things one couldn’t do because hardly anyone regrets the things that made him happy at some point of time, so the regret left is for the things one couldn’t do.
Though there is a never ending list of the things one could regret when he is old, but these are some little things one will definitely regret if not done at least once in his lifetime.
Not traveling when you had the chance to.
We all wish we could travel more. So what’s stopping you from going and seeing the world right now? All it takes is a small step in that direction. It doesn’t matter you’re not the most adventurous person. Traveling will bring out that spark in you.
Caring too much about what other people think.
Stay true to who you are no matter what other people have to say. Your life path is unique and if you stop to hear about what other people have to say, you’ll be distracted.
Bunking a class
Especially mass bunk during a test, please do it at least once in a lifetime. That time spent with your classmates will turn out to be a precious unforgettable memory.
Were unhappy with themselves.
Don’t sacrifice your happiness by wasting too much time being concerned about body image or looks. Realize you are more than how you look and strive to be the best you, you can be.
Said “I love you” too rarely.
No one lives forever, and life can change in the blink of an eye. Tell people you love how you feel to avoid being sad that you missed out after they’ve gone.
Not learning another language.
You’ll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school and remember none of it.
Failing to make physical fitness a priority.
Too many of us spend the physical peak of our lives on the couch. When you hit 40, 50, 60, and beyond, you’ll dream of what you could have done.
Never taking a big risk.
The ability to take that great risk when the circumstances demand it will make your life a completely different one. Never back down from creating a life that you think you deserve to have. As they say, it’s time to try and defy gravity.
Working too much.
No one ever said on their death bed ‘I wish I had worked harder while I could’. The most appropriate thing to do is to try and have a work and life balance. Don’t let your professional goals interfere with your personal life, or worse, take over it. Remember that the people you are surrounded by is what will matter as you age.
Staying in a bad relationship.
It’s not worth spending your precious time in a relationship that doesn’t help you grow. When you’re old, you’ll remember the people who had an impact on your life and were there for you. You don’t want to give yourself to someone who is simply not worth it.