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9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

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Week after week passes by in constant fuss, and behind all of this we often miss the most important things. Yet it can take years to understand this. Years we could spend quite differently, with greater benefits.

Bright Side discovered the things people often regret as well as pieces of advice on how to avoid it.

Engaged in a destructive relationship

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

Many people are engaged in a destructive relationship because they're afraid of being alone. Yet dozens of years later it becomes clear that it's better to be alone than to live with a person who brings a lot of disappointment, pain, and offenses.

Spent little time with loved ones

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

In the cycle of work and home duties, many of us pay very little attention to our loved ones. Unfortunately, we often understand this at a tragic time: children grow up and start an independent life, warm relationships with spouses disappear, something tragic happens to parents.

Wasted a lot of time

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

Watching TV shows, chatting in social networks, games on the phone - all of it takes an impressive amount of time. Yet you could spend it on much more useful things and thereby significantly improve the quality of your life.

Led an unhealthy lifestyle

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

We ruin our health when we give in to temptations every day and have bad habits. And even if our health seems to be ok now, after a while we'll most likely feel the consequences of such a frivolous attitude toward it.

Spent little time traveling

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

Few of us don't dream about traveling. Yet the desire to travel with comfort or our responsibilities stop people from this quite often. Yet comfort is not the most necessary thing, and you'll always have urgent things to do, so...

Worked too much

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

Most often people do so if they have no other values. Work is important, but don't forget to relax from time to time.

Stopped learning new things

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

Many people believe that one degree is enough. True, it's good if you have one. Yet constant development brings not only more opportunities for professional growth but also an increase in self-confidence, making you an interesting person to others.

Having a job they hate

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

We often continue to work in a place we hate only because of our own indecisiveness and unwillingness to leave our comfort zone. Yet if we don't risk and change something in our lives, we can simply fade away in a job we're not interested in.

Dreamed too much but took little action

9 Things You’ll Regret in 10 Years

If you don't take any steps to make your desires come true, everything will remain just a fantasy. If you wait for the perfect conditions for all your life, you may never have a chance.

Illustrator Mariya Zavolokina for Bright Side
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