In life, we sometimes don’t get to do things we want to for one reason or another. It could be a job, finances or any other factor that influences your choice. And when we let things get in the way of things we truly want to do, it often leads to regret. Here are three very common regrets you should try to avoid, as dealing with regret is never fun.
1. Regret of Not Spending Enough Time With Family and Friends
In today’s society, far too many people are spending far too much time working, simple as that. When you are on your death bed, it will not be the times you are working you will remember, it will be the time spent with the ones you love. Now, this doesn’t mean you should slack off, but just know that balance in life is key.
2. Regret of Not Traveling
This is a big one, especially with so many people traveling a lot in their early 20s. If you follow people in that demographic on Instagram, you are likely to see a lot of people travelling and thus, could make your regret even stronger. Of course, not all of us can afford to travel, but if you can, you should try and give it a go and you never know, it could change your life.
3. Regret of Not Being More Selective in Career
Most of us spend about a third of our adult lives (or more) at our job or working in some capacity. If this time is spent doing something that we despise, our job is likely to be an absolutely massive regret in our lives. But if you take a chance and try take a go at doing something for a job that you adore (and it works out), this regret will not exist within you.
4. Regret of Not Taking Enough Risks
In life, almost everyone has an immense fear of failure for one reason or another. This fear of failure can cause way too many people to play it safe throughout their lives. This leads many of them wishing they didn’t lead such an ordinary life and that they did more to break the status quo. There is nothing wrong with taking risks, and if you fail, so what. Just brush yourself off and try again.