“The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” ~ Unknown
We all have something stored in our memory banks of the past that we wish we could have done differently, or something we wish we didn’t do.
As we get older we learn and grow. But that doesn’t mean we have to regret what we did before we learned how to do things differently. If we didn’t go through those experiences we might not have grown into the strong and knowledgeable people we are today.
So what I’m proposing is that we get rid of the negative thoughts—the could have’s, might have’s, and should have’s—and start living a life that won’t make us feel regretful. Not even at an older, wiser age.
Here is a list of 40 things you can do to practice living life with no regrets:1.Realize that it’s okay to make mistakes. Just make sure to learn from your past mistakes, forgive yourself and move on.
2. Make your health and wellness a top priority and always take care of yourself so you’re ready to take care of others.
3.Follow your own path—not one that others want you to follow.
4.Find the humor in life and laugh like there is no tomorrow.
5. Relax and move with the flow of life by being unafraid of change.
36. Be a participant in life rather than an observer.
37. Do the things that you love to do as much as you can.
38.Write out a list of goals and achieve them by doing them step by step. Don’t give up when things get difficult.
39.Do something every day that makes you feel proud of yourself—commit random acts of kindness whenever you get the chance.
40.And always keep on moving forward.
I know it seems like a rather large list of things to take on, but you can accomplish a lot on this list by doing just one thing. For example, right now as I’m typing this I’m putting into practice at least 18 things.
Put these things into practice and see where life takes you, without regrets. And please comment below. I’d love to read your thoughts on this.
Before you go—one of the things I don’t want to regret is not helping friends when they need me. I’ve recently set up a blog to help a friend of mine who is in a tough situation. I’ve learned that if you are in a position to help someone you should try, and so that’s what I’m doing. Check it out if you want to help, too.