1.) Not traveling when you had the chance. Traveling gets harder as you get older, as more people depend on your presence, day-to-day and it ends up becoming more expensive to bring more people with you.
2.) Not learning another language. You probably took years of another language in high school. You should put it to good use.
3.) Staying in a bad relationship. It may feel hard to get out of a bad relationship, but it’s not worse than staying in it and wasting everyone’s time.
4.) Forgoing sunscreen. It may not seem like much, but sun damage adds up over the years, causing wrinkles and discoloration.
5.) Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians. You never truly know when your favorite band might break up, so seize the day.
6.) Being afraid to do things. Fear can paralyze us, but we can’t let it.
7.) Failing to make physical fitness a priority. As you get older you’ll realize how important it is to take care of your body.
8.) Letting yourself be defined by gender roles. Define yourself, don’t let society do it.
9.) Not quitting a terrible job. You may need to pay rent or provide for a family, but you can’t force yourself to be miserable every day.
10.) Not trying harder in school. Grades are important, but what’s more important is learning how to apply yourself and be dedicated.
11.) Not realizing how beautiful you are. There are many definitions of beauty and you shouldn’t think you’re unworthy of someone’s attention.
12.) Being afraid to say “I love you.” Loving another person is a precious gift, even if that same love wasn’t returned.
13.) Not listening to your parents’ advice. They have a lot more experience than you’ll want to give them credit for.
14.) Spending your youth being self-absorbed. There is more to the world than just you and eventually you’ll realize that.
15.) Caring too much about what other people think. When you’re older, you’ll realize that the opinions of others don’t factor into your true happiness.
16.) Supporting the dreams of others over your own. Being nice is one thing, but sacrificing your happiness isn’t worth it.
17.) Not moving fast enough. Don’t hesitate to make decisions, you’ll end up regretting wasting time.
18.) Holding grudges, especially against those you love. Choose to let go of your pain, instead of dwelling on it.
19.) Not standing up for yourself. Just because others may disagree with you, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon your principals.
20.) Not volunteering enough. There are countless reasons to help other people, especially when they are needy.