We only live once.
That is why we all want to live our life to the fullest.
We want to tick off all those bucket lists and make the most out of every moment.
But in the end, isn’t it more fulfilling to live your life without regrets and enjoy today without suffering the consequences of tomorrow?
Check out the top 7 things you can actually start doing today so that by the end of your life you won’t have any regrets.
1. Give yourself a break
When you get old, you probably will have money but you won’t have time and energy to go on vacations.
Your priorities will be the bills you have to pay and the family you have to provide for.
The excitement to travel to places won’t be the same.
So while you’re young, travel abroad.
Take pictures and make memories that you can look back on when you’re old.
Certainly, no one will look back and wish they had spent more time working.
2. Do the things that scare you
Get out of your comfort zone and dare to be bold.
Go on those roller coaster rides. Volunteer yourself on projects that you say you can’t handle.
Instead of agreeing with your inner thoughts that you can’t do things, prove to yourself that you actually can.
Don’t be afraid to do something that your future self will be proud of.
3. Invest in your health
Take care of yourself now that you’re still perfectly able.
Run those morning jog routine. Eat fruits and vegetables.
Drink plenty of water. Visit the doctor. The list goes on and on.
But here’s the kicker:
Investing in your health will certainly save you a whole lot of pain and bunch of what-ifs when you get older.
Quite note: Related to investing in your health, consider making sure you live somewhere that makes you happy. Studies show it has a big impact on your overall level of happiness.
4. Listen to what your parents say
Your parents are way ahead of you.
They’ve probably gone through the same road you’re taking, experienced the pain you’re feeling and don’t want you to have the same regrets they’re facing.
Every piece of advice they give is their way of saying that “I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I’ve made.”
So start listening to their advice and learn from them.
5. Spend time with your loved ones
Eat dinner with your family.
Hang out with your friends on birthdays.
Play with your kids.
Don’t wait for a long weekend vacation to make time for the people that matter to you.
Even an hour spent with the people you love is priceless.
You will not always have them around, so grab every opportunity you can get to be with them.
6. Be grateful for what you have
When you always keep an eye on what others have, you lose focus on what’s in your hands.
Stop comparing your life with others and start living your own life.
And always remember, the happiest people on earth are not the ones who actually have everything but they are those who are contented with all that they got. No matter how small it may be.
7. Say “I love you” more often
Don’t be afraid to say what you feel, be more afraid of actually not being able to say it.
We only have one life to live and we really can’t tell when our time is up.
So take every chance you get to let the people you love know and feel that you truly love them.
Life is short. Too short to live with regrets.
So start making every day count and live as if it’s the last day of your life.
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