10 THINGS WE’LL REGRET IF WE DON’T DO IT IN OUR 20’S
I am guilty of a handful of these points… and it’s time for a change. Recently I have had some downtime to make a mental plan for my 20’s and also reflect and realise what I really want in my life.
We’re here for a good time, not a long time.
1. NOT TRAVELLING WHEN WE HAD THE CHANCE
Traveling becomes much harder the older we get. Especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself. Your 20’s are your best chance to see as much of the world as possible – whilst you’re young without many responsibilities.
2. STAYING IN A BAD RELATIONSHIP
I don’t have any friends who look back on bad relationships and wish they hadn’t made the move sooner. Know what you deserve.
3. SUPPORTING OTHERS’ DREAMS OVER YOUR OWN
Supporting others is a great trait to have – but you have to shine too.
4. BEING SCARED TO DO THINGS
Comfort zones are boring.
5. NOT TRYING HARDER AT UNI
With £30K+ debt per degree (and the rest) … second chances aren’t cheap.
6. NOT LISTENING TO OUR PARENTS ADVICE
Our parents have 20+ years of live experience on us. They might not be right about everything, but most advice they have about life is probably true. One day you might even thank them for it.
7. STOP CARING ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
When we’re older we won’t care about what those people thought. Its your life. You do not have to make excuses or justify your decisions to people who make negative comments about them. People like this are not supportive and are probably not your friends.
8. NOT STANDING UP FOR YOURSELF
Old people don’t take sh*t from anyone. Neither should we.
9. ASKING OUR GRANDPARENTS MORE QUESTIONS
Grandparents have so many amazing stories to tell. There has been so much change all over the world since they were born and they know so much about it. They can explain everything you’ll ever wonder about where you came from – but only if you ask them in time.
10. WORKING TOO MUCH
Nobody ever looks back from their deathbed wishing they spent more time in the office, but they do wish they spent more time with family, friends, travelling and hobbies.
I am not saying this list should apply to everybody in their 20’s. But I would assume it applies to most. I know people in their 20’s who lead totally different lifestyles. Some are travelling the world – some are due a promotion at work – some are home owners – some are parents – some are divorced – some are planning a wedding – some are at university… the list goes on.
We each lead different lives – and thats great! So I would say that this is a generic list that most could relate to… whether you’re in your 20’s or not.
If you have anything to add to the list of 10, please leave them in the comments box below! I would love to read them!