How are y’all preparing for tomorrow, 25th December? I can only imagine. I know most of you must have travelled to your hometowns to see grandma and grandpa. Unfortunately, I will not be traveling because my Grams – Paternal, is here in the city with us. She is really down (health wise)..though she is really advanced in age so we are all trying to enjoy our last moments with her… Now, this brings me to the topic for today… 35 THINGS YOU WILL REGRET WHEN YOU ARE OLD. Whenever I’m with my Grams, i begin to wonder… does she have regrets? Is she really fulfilled? you know, stuffs like that and then i came across some random stuffs we shouldn’t neglect now that we are still young and bubbling…
check it out….
1) Not traveling when you had the chance.
2) Not learning another language.
3) Staying in a bad relationship.
4) Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians.
5) Being scared to do things.
6) Failing to make physical fitness a priority.
7) Letting yourself be defined by gender roles.
8) Not quitting a terrible job.
9) Not trying harder in school.
10) Not realizing how beautiful you were.
11) Being afraid to say “I love you.”
12) Not listening to your parents’ advice.
13) Spending your youth self-absorbed.
14) Caring too much about what other people think. Don’t let the haters stop you from doing your tang
15) Supporting others’ dreams over your own.Supporting others is a beautiful thing, but not when it means you never get to shine.
16) Not moving on fast enough.
17) Holding grudges, especially with those you love.
18) Not standing up for yourself.
19) Not volunteering enough.
20) Neglecting your teeth.
21) Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die. Most of us realize too late what an awesome resource grandparents are. They can explain everything you’ll ever wonder about where you came from, but only if you ask them in time.
22) Working too much. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.No one looks back from their deathbed and wishes they spent more time at the office, but they do wish they spent more time with family, friends, and hobbies.
23) Not learning how to cook one awesome meal.
24) Not stopping enough to appreciate the moment. Young people are constantly on the go, but stopping to take it all in now and again is a good thing.
25) Failing to finish what you start.
26) Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.
27) Refusing to let friendships run their course. People grow apart. Clinging to what was, instead of acknowledging that things have changed, can be a source of on-going agitation and sadness
28) Not playing with your kids enough. When you’re old, you’ll realize your kid went from wanting to play with you to wanting you out of their room in the blink of an eye.
29) Never taking a big risk (especially in love)knowing that you took a leap of faith at least once — even if you fell flat on your face — will be a great comfort when you’re old.
30) Not taking the time to develop contacts and network. Networking may seem like a bunch of crap when you’re young, but later on it becomes clear that it’s how so many jobs are won.
31) Worrying too much. As Tom Petty sang, “Most things I worry about never happen anyway.”
32) Getting caught up in needless drama.
33) Not spending enough time with loved ones. Our time with our loved ones is finite. Make it count.
34) Never performing in front of others. This isn’t regret for everyone, but many elderly people wish they knew — just once — what it was like to stand in front of a crowd and show off their talents.
35) Not being grateful sooner. It can be hard to see in the beginning, but eventually it becomes clear that every moment on this earth — from the mundane to the amazing — is a gift that we’re all so incredibly lucky to share.