To Live Without Regrets: 5 Tips for Your Time

Nov 23, 2016 | Mental Goodness


What are you doing in-between the numbers? In other words, how are you spending your time when you’re not working? If you were to look back on your life do you see any regrets?

The saying “Time is money” seeps into my heart every time I hear a life end prematurely, or when I hear of a sobering diagnosis of a family member, or a grave attack on the innocent. Let me ask you this: Do you truly and honestly value your time? How dare me to ask that question! No matter our race, age, religion, pocketbook, or sex we all have time.

What does sex have to do with this?

Sex has a lot to do with time. Not physical sex. Got ya there, but sex as in sexagesimal.

Wikipedia assured me that sexagesimal has nothing to with actual sex, but it has a lot to do with time. In the 3rd millennium BC sexagesimal was defined as a numerical system for time having a base of 60.

Sexagesimal helped us put numbers on the clock. What we do in-between those numbers defines how we live. The choices we make affect how we use our time.

Regrets, what are they?

Regrets happen when you feel sad or sorry for something you did or didn’t do…with your time. If you ‘Google’ “regrets in life” you’ll find a slew of articles. One of those articles was about a nurse, who cared for people on their deathbed. She had a lot of conversations with her patients about regrets. She heard a lot of the same things.

The most common regrets include:

  1. To of had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
  3. To of had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. To had let myself be happier.

Did any of those regrets pop out at you? Scary to think that one of those could be our regret someday. But we don’t have to think that way. We can take charge of our time between the numbers and use them to better ourselves and the people around us.

Here are 5 techniques to living a life without regrets

  • Pray for guidance in using your time and talents.
  • Define where you want to spend your minutes: type of work, relationships, passions. It’s not too late to change all that.
  • Make a vision board’ and look at it daily. Seeing your goals and dreams daily magically helps you achieve them.
  • Manage your time on electronics: x amount on social media, x amount for emails and texting, incorporate a turn-off-electronics day.
  • Schedule ‘Solo Time’. Learn to love discovering yourself, organize your thoughts, and listen to your heart. This includes talking positively to yourself. There are some affirmations in my Freebies for you.

We all may experience ‘regretful season’ in life, I know I have; just remember you’re the one who has to live with it…or die with it for that matter. Stop regret in its track. Notice what is happening. Be aware of your surroundings and move forward.

This Thanksgiving I am grateful for my time because everything I have is a reflection of what I did in-between the numbers on the clock.

Peace be with you.


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