Ten years from now isn’t as far away as we’d like to all think it is. And hopefully you’ve learned by now that you regret more of the things you didn’t do than the things that you did do. It’s all of the relationships we wanted to have but were too afraid of chasing, it’s the opportunities we missed out on because we held back, it’s the decisions we made way too late in life.
Don’t be looking back on life ten years from now wishing you had done things differently.
Here are five choices that you can make that you won’t regret:
Exploring who you are and doing the things you love
It’s fun to do the things that your friends and family members like to do, but it’s important to also to do the things that you love. The first step is figuring out exactly what it is that you love, so explore as many possibilities as you can. See what kinds of things get you excited, the kinds of things that you can spend hours talking about.
Never let who you are become defined by the things that other people do.
Waking up each day with purpose
Lying around waiting for things to come to you is a poor habit to have, one that gets you nowhere. Recognize that the world does not owe you anything and start achieving for yourself. When you figure out that the world becomes a better place when you’re being the best version of yourself you can be, you can truly start living happily.
Take responsibility for where you’re at in life and strive to be better.
Putting down the smartphone and living presently
Living presently is more simple than we think it is, but it’s easy to go off track. Living presently keeps us from going somewhere and not remembering how we got there. It keeps us from realizing how great something is only after it’s left us.
Focus on your life as it is happening right now, this moment, and appreciate it for what it is.
Working less to spend more time with the ones you love
A successful career is never undervalued, but there’s a lot to be said about working less so that you can enjoy precious invaluable time with the people you love.
Because even if you’re working 60+ hours a week, no amount of money will ever be able to buy the moments when your children smile, when your partner tells you how much you mean to them, or when your family members enjoy your presence.
Saying goodbye to toxic people
Having toxic people in your life is draining, both physically and emotionally. And you’ve come too far to have anyone in your life that doesn’t respect you, so never be afraid to cut toxic people out of it. The best way to gain respect from others is by first respecting yourself.
Source: Expanded Consciousness