When you're older, you don't want to look back on your life and wish you'd done things differently. You want to be able to smile at your memories and be satisfied with your choices. In order for that to happen, you need to go through life with a certain type of attitude. If you're worried about how your future self will view your present self, here are some tips on living a life you won't regret when you're old and grey:
1. Dare to Be Brave
It takes bravery to apply for your dream job or to ask your crush out on a date. If you try to make it through your days without taking any risks, then you aren't going to go far in life. Pretty much every goal you could dream up takes courage to accomplish.
2. Say "Yes" as Often as You Can
When your boyfriend asks you to go to a crazy concert with him, agree. When your BFF asks you to drive her to a party, go for it. Say yes to as many things as you can (as long as you still act responsibly) so that you have plenty of fun memories. Even if an event doesn't interest you, you might end up having the time of your life once you get there.
3. Keep in Contact with Your Loved Ones
Don't lose contact with your best friend from kindergarten or with your parents, unless they've done something unforgivable. It's way too easy to forget to pick up the phone to call your loved ones, but it's something you should make time for at least once a week. You don't want to wake up one day and realize that all of your close friends are a part of your past.
4. Don't Be Held Back by Love
If your biggest dream in life is to have children, don't go your whole life without them just because you never found the right person for you. You can always adopt or try artificial insemination. By the same token, if you have a man who is holding you back from getting your dream job, you might have to let him go.
5. Don't Be Afraid to Relax
Most of us freak out when we're not being productive by earning money or by cleaning up the house. However, you can't be afraid to relax. Where do all your best stories come from? Probably from the times when you were on vacation or hanging out with your friends. While it's important to make money and take care of yourself, it's also important to have a little fun!
6. Never Give up Hope
It takes time to get the job, money, or man you want. You can't give up after a few minor setbacks. Even the greatest writers and musicians in the world were told that they weren't any good at some point, but they never gave up hope, and that's why everyone knows their names today.
7. Create a Bucket List
Don't keep your bucket list in your head. Write it all down on a sheet of paper so you can see just how much you've accomplished. Don't hold back when you create the list. Place things on there that you think will be impossible to achieve, because you never know what could happen!
You deserve to live a life that you're proud of! What's something that you want to do before you get any older?