Life is short and it's too easy to let it run away from you while you are trying to be all things to all people. As a woman I think it becomes a snare and an obligation where you can allow yourself to be taken for granted and lose yourself in the process.
We forget that we have choices - more choices than women our age have ever had. It's time to use those choices to decide how to spend the years ahead wisely.
Why wait until you're on your death bed to realize that you should have lived your life differently? Why not start now and put some positive energy into living a life that is so rich and full that it leaves you with no regrets when it's time to leave this earth behind? All five of these regrets are so simple to overcome with only minor changes to how we live our lives. Basically they come down to living a life that is simple and relational.
So, I made a list of the top five resolutions for a regret free life. Maybe these would be a good place to start:
It's time to take stock of who your authentic self is and be true to your values (if you don't know what they are then now is a good time to look into your heart and find out what really matters to you.) If you are living an authentic life then your happiness level will increase automatically - how could you not be happy when you are accepting of yourself and in a good head space?
We need to invest ourselves in our family and friendships, we need to tell others that we love them and share how they make us feel. Don't let an opportunity pass by where you could tell someone how much they mean to you. Friendships and family take time and emotional investment but what we reap from that is priceless.
Finally, why are we killing ourselves in jobs we don't like? Don't look back and regret these last years of working life as time spent in the salt mines of life. Make some changes - work less hours if you can, or change jobs if you need to. If you can't change your job - make sure you can find the good parts of your current job to focus on and invest in. Killing yourself in a job to make more money to spend on things you don't really need seems to be a major regret - so why do it?
Life is short and nobody wants to die with regrets - let's live life to the full and go out with a smile of contentment on our faces!