However, some extremely valuable lessons learned from life are from other people. Don't worry about what other people think of your fun. We try so hard to avoid failure, but failure is the real evidence that we've had the courage to try. Expect and accept that failure is part of the experience. One of the top five regrets of the dying is that they let their friendships fade away. They need to be prioritized not just in word but in deed. If you're trying to decide between the new sofa or the family trip, take the trip every time. Don't allow a number to hold you back or prevent you from being the person you are inside. Being real, open, and vulnerable invites people in and allows them to relate to you on a much deeper and more intimate level. Creating a persona to impress or shield yourself from pain diminishes intimacy and authenticity. Instead, embrace differences and honor the uniqueness of the people in your life.
Some I discovered from reading great thinkers like Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie. You are the vessel to bring your children into the world and their caretakers until they can care for themselves. Save and plan for new adventures and meaningful experiences. The feel-good release of anger lasts a few minutes. Regret, stress, and unhappiness are the byproducts of angry outbursts. Vulnerability, practiced with safe and loving people, can heal emotional pain and strengthen relationships. This may interest you: Would you like to meditate your way to health and happiness? If your ego is preventing you from forgiving and letting something go, then tell your ego to take a hike. If you neglect to define meaning, you won't experience it. Every moment of the day, we have random thoughts floating through our brains. We all have something, or many somethings, we hate about our bodies. Treat your body with respect and care for the efficient and wondrous way it takes care of you.
If you want meaning in your life, start with serving others.
Find a way to make a difference, even a small difference, and your life will feel purposeful.
Please yourself first and give to others based on conscious choice, not the desire for approval or feelings of guilt.
When you are in denial about something, you are blinding yourself to the truth.
It's not the big wins, the great accomplishments, or your status in life that really count.
This may interest you: Would you like to start now with practicing gratitude?
It's the accumulation of little things — the quiet moments in nature, special time with our kids, seeing the smile on your spouse's face when you walk in the door. There is so much to learn and explore in our very short lifetimes. Challenge yourself to acquire a new skill, read something different, take a class. You can manage to age well by doing the best with what you've got. Enjoying life is the best antidote to getting older. Worry is useful only if it leads directly to a solution.
Learning keeps our minds engaged and sharp, even into old age. But the very nature of worry implies that it doesn't.