13, 03, 2017

Mentioning regrets

During our lifetime, we may encounter a few regrets along the way of things we wished we had done differently or hadn’t done at all. Some possibilities could be of missed opportunities we could have taken, or the amount of time we could have spent with a certain someone. Although I personally believe no regret should be hung onto for long, there are certain ways that we may need to deal with and get through some of them in a type of matter.

Working too much
They say that no one is on their deathbed wishing that they’d worked more. And while we live increasingly busy lives in which technology has blurred the line between work and home, it’s a good idea to focus on what’s most important to you. If you are constantly being torn away from the people you love by your job, it may well be time to reconsider your priorities. The first step is setting some time aside on a regular basis dedicated to the people you love.

Losing touch
It’s so easy to become swept away by the rushing tide of life. Before you know it, it’s been years or even decades since you’ve seen the people you once vowed to be friends forever with. Luckily, the advent of social media has made it easier to stay in touch than ever before. But rather than watching your friend’s lives through the screen of your phone, why not make the first move and actually make contact with them to meet in person? There’s no doubt they would appreciate it and want to spend time with you in person.

Being too influenced by others
Many people waste too much time obsessing over what other’s think of them. If we place all importance on this unnecessary issue, it can seriously impact our own happiness. A good way to look at it is that the vast majority of our trivial day to day worries will become insignificant very soon. In fact, many of them can disappear in a matter of hours or days rather than years. Focus on what makes yourself happy and worry less.

Saying ‘no’ too often
How many times have you said ‘no’ when someone has asked you to do something? It may have been that you were too tired or you were nervous about meeting new people. But in the long run, you will never remember the nights you stayed on the sofa watching Netflix. It’s real experiences, whether good or bad, that tend to stay in the memory for the longest time so start learning to say yes.

Beauty disasters
Okay, this one might not be as emotional as the rest, but we all cringe at some of the fashion, hairstyle and beauty choices we have made over the years. Most of these are only short term, though at the more serious end of the scale, tattoo removals may be required. Either way, these are the types of regrets it’s easier to laugh about in the future!

Ultimately, you can’t account for some of the things in life that are going to cause regret. We need to also remind ourselves that instead of always seeing regrets as a negative aspect, that they can be seen as ways in how we developed and grew into the person we have become today. And I’d say a lot of us are very fortunate and have it pretty good!

10 responses to “Mentioning regrets”

  1. pritushrey says:

    Couldn’t agree more with you on this post! My biggest regret would be saying yes to everything! I easily trust others, and I try to bond with everyone! And, sometimes I end being hurt. Love this post, Stace! Have a great week

    • Stacey says:

      Ah thanks for stopping by girl! Hehehe 😀 and I know how you feel. Too much ‘yes’ and also too much ‘no’ can go on all kinds of directions. I think we all just need to learn to balance it out <3

  2. This is a great post, Stacey! You’re totally right. We won’t look back at the time that we were sat at home watching netflix but rather nights spent with friends and good company!


    • Stacey says:

      Thanks Lindsey! And yes, I think especially now since we’re in ‘winter’ we’ve all been kind of lazy lol, but once the weather warms up I think there’s no more excuses!

  3. I think losing touch and saying ‘no’ too often are two things I can definitely relate to. Being an introvert, it’s super easy for me to just fall off the face of the earth and go things alone. And having that mentality is one of my biggest regrets. I’m still working on it. I think blogging has really helped me reach out to people in a different way. Baby steps 🙂 Thank you for the motivational post!


    • Stacey says:

      I’m that weird inbetween of intro/extrovert however I believe I’m more on the extro,but I’m extremely private and don’t like when people know what I’m doing :/ anyways the point is I also say no to certain things just to avoid people trying to get into my business and have missed opportunities to get to know new people which has been unfortunate. I think we all just need to let our fears go and say yes more!

      • Ah my boyfriend is the “invetween” one too! I believe they are called ambivert! Although in your case i’m not sure if that word is describing what you mean by liking to be more private with your life! But i hope this year we can both say ‘yes’ to scary things that may open more doors to a more fruitful future! ❤

  4. Kate Rattley says:

    Saying no too often is totally something I struggle with and I always feel guilty after I do it so maybe I should like you said just start saying yes! Thanks for such a lovely blog.
    Kate || http://www.katerattley.com

    • Stacey says:

      I wouldn’t say I’m perfect and I definitely still have the habit of saying no a lot, but for the last while I just stopped worrying and started to say yes to things again. It all takes time!

  5. Oh yes! I so relate to this post! I

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