Do you go through life making decisions that you end up regretting? Here are 10 Decisions you will regret in 10 years so you can take action today and change your life forever.
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It can be as simple as deciding to eat that extra cake every afternoon at work, or bigger decisions such as what career to train for or whether to move to a new area.
When you are aware of the decisions you are making, there is nothing to regret. The last thing you want to do is get 10 years into the future and look back and regret all the things you decided not to do, whether that was focusing on your health or making time for the things that really matter.
In this post I help you identify 10 decisions you will regret in the future, and make sure you carry on reading because I am going to show you how to make decisions in life that you’ll be proud of. I am going to give you a step by step plan to actually help you take the control back in your life – so make sure you don’t miss out.
10 Decisions You Will Regret In 10 Years
Here are the decisions you will someday regret having made:
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1) Doing Things That Harm You Again And Again
All decisions can be hard work, but would you rather suffer the hardship of regret or the hard work that it takes to make your dreams come true? Yes resisting junk food can be hard especially when everyone else around you is doing it – but wouldn’t you rather make decisions based on what you want for your life rather than living with the regret of not making the right choice over and over again?
2) Saying Yes To Everything
When someone asks you to do something for them – is your immediate response ‘yes’? Do you even stop to think about the consequences of saying yes to too many things? The impact it has on your stress levels, your personal happiness, the time it takes away from quality time with your family or time you could spend working out can be disastrous.
3) Avoiding Personal Growth
You know that old saying – ‘If you’re not growing, you’re dying’? It is so true. If you don’t decide that you are going to personally improve whether that is learning a new skill at work, learn how to make healthy food or learn some skills to improve your marriage – then you will go backward instead and very soon you’ll find yourself very dissatisfied in all of these areas.
4) Not Caring
Is ignorance really bliss? Can you truly be happy if one of the most common phrases that comes out of the mouth is ‘I don’t care’? Because we all know the truth – you do care. You care very deeply or you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Choose to care. Choose to really live!
5) Letting Others Choose Your Life For You
Do you always defer decisions to other people? When someone asks you what you want to do – do you often say ‘I don’t mind – what would you like to do?’ I often had conversations like this where neither one of us would make a decision to do anything. And guess what happened? Nothing! Some of the most frustrating day trips I ever had involved going from restaurant to restaurant and not entering any of them because neither of us could make a decision about where to eat. That only led to two very grumpy and hungry people not having a good time at all.
6) Not Learning How To Do Something Well
Are you too busy to learn how to really excel at something? Do you put off learning new skills and just make life up as you go along? Well if you want to be really good at anything and truly live the life of your dreams you have to take the time to learn the skills necessary for achieving your dreams. Want to be good at playing the piano? You’ve got to put in the hours to truly master it.
It is Malcolm Gladwell’s extremely popular book, Outliers, that is largely responsible for introducing “the 10,000-hour rule” to us. He suggests that you should spend 10,000 hours working on your skills in a particular area to become an expert at them. It takes a lot of time and effort, but the sense of achievement when you realize your dreams is unbeatable.
7) Giving Up
Yes giving up is a decision. The worst thing you can do is give up on your goals, on your dreams. This is one decision you know you are going to end up regretting.
8) Worrying About Every Last Little Thing
Some people think they can’t help worrying – that it happens automatically, and yes you can be on autopilot doing what you’ve already trained your brain to do – which is worry all the time. But you can actually take the decision to learn how to stop worrying. Now that you know it is possible to stop worrying – you can’t say you can’t stop worrying. You can! This pretty amazing book can help you:
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9) Not Acting With Your Heart
Do you make decisions because you think it’s the right thing to do or because you are scared to do what you really want to do? Sometimes following your heart can be the best thing for everybody.
Watch this short video showing a tough decision this guy has to make. After he first describes his two choices, see if you can guess what his heart is telling him to do.
10) Delaying Until Tomorrow
Tomorrow will never come. What small action can you take right now to change your life to make your tomorrow a better day to live? (Make sure you keep reading to get your step by step daily plan where I show you how to make decisions in life you won’t end up regretting)
- Don’t live a life filled with regret.
- Decide to love yourself
- Decide to take action
- Decide to care
- Decide to improve
- Decide to keep going
- Decide to follow your heart
- Make these decisions today.
- Your life depends on it
How to avoid decision burnout and regret
So what tools can you use to start making better decisions and avoid ‘decision fatigue’?
Decision fatigue can lead to mental burnout when we are forced to make too many decisions in one day.
It’s not just the big things such as ‘should I apply for a new job’ but little decisions we’re not even aware of such as when to eat your lunch, whether to go for a walk, what to cook, when to have a shower, whether to have that tasty treat, what to watch on the TV, whether to express your opinion to friends, whether to read to the end of a blog post… (hint – yes on this occasion)
All these constant decisions contribute to decision fatigue.
Did you know you can actually spend 3-4 hours each day just resisting your desires?
When we use willpower to avoid doing things on impulse such as binge eating, impulse shopping and expressing your true emotions, it can lead to decision fatigue and you begin to make decisions you end up regretting.
For example – I put this sign up on my fridge to try and use willpower to stop myself eating junk food.
It wasn’t long before it fell off and my husband then put his own sign up. Very cute!
Needless to say – this didn’t work for me. I continued to make decisions that I regretted immediately afterward.
I needed more than a sign on my fridge. I needed something else.
When you are relying on willpower to stop yourself doing things you desire to do, you end up being taking advantage of and being persuaded into things you don’t want to do.
But if you don’t avoid tempting treats that you know are not good for you, you will more than likely end up overweight with numerous health problems. I know – I’ve been there.
After spending my life on some kind of faddy diet, after I got married I told myself, no more – I was just going to relax, enjoy being married and eat exactly what I want when I wanted. It felt liberating at first, but very soon I was 56 pounds heavier with chronic fatigue syndrome and numerous other debilitating health problems. Thankfully I learned how to make better decisions about my food on a daily basis and now I am fit, strong and at my ideal weight.
So what is the answer?
A healthy daily routine.
How To Make Decisions In Life
Studies show that those who follow a healthy daily routine, make much better life choices and suffer far less from decision fatigue.
Since I started implementing a healthy daily routine, I have been much more successful in many areas of my life. I make decisions at the right time, I have a fixed schedule for food, exercise and other important aspects of healthy living.
I no longer have to constantly make decisions about what I eat and what I want to achieve every day. I already know this and most of the time my days go exactly the way I plan them.
I am strict about the food I eat because I find it easier to stick to my own decisions. I don’t eat dairy, gluten or animal products. So when someone offers me food that contains these ingredients, the decision is already made. I just don’t eat it. It also means I have to prepare my own food and take it with me a lot of the time. But that’s fine too as I’ve already made that decision that’s what I do.
I feel so much more in control of my life and content living like this.
The ancient sages of Ayurveda knew that the way in which we spend our days alters the course of our lives and they placed great importance in having a healthy daily routine.
Now more than any other time in history – our lives are so hectic that it’s absolutely crucial for us to take the power back and start living the lives of our dreams.
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It has been scientifically proven that we don’t achieve happiness by being successful. It is the other way around.
Happiness is felt when the brain releases dopamine.
Dopamine also increases your ability to focus, be creative and achieve success, which leads to more dopamine and more happiness.
So choosing to do activities that give you a dopamine hit on a daily basis will make you happy every single day.
What activities give us a dopamine hit?
If you practice a new habit for 21 days, you’ll create a new pathway in your brain and it will become easy.
So making positive actions habits will make you a naturally happy person.
What are some examples of positive habits?
1) Practicing gratitude every day
2) Write down positive experiences you’ve had today
4) Meditation or prayer
5) Being kind to others
6) Eating healthy food
7) Ticking tasks off a to-do list that move you closer to your goals
8) Having fun
9) Spending time with people you love
10) Achieving something you used to find difficult, like saving money
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2) Appointments so you can schedule in exercise, meditation and things that matter to you.
3) Gratitude list so you can record things you are grateful for
4) Healthy habits list so you can write down the daily habits you want to practice and tick them off when you complete them
5) Memory bank so you can store those positive memories and solidify them in your brain, making you happier in the future.
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