In 2016 it’s time to do things we might not have had time for last year, so here are 6 things you’ll regret not doing when you’re older. Start ticking them off now!
Spending Time With Your Grandparents
Most grandparents have awesome stories! About their youth, the city they grew up in, your family (embarrassing stories about your parents are everybody’s guilty pleasure), and life in general. It’s so nice to hear those stories, and one day you’ll be telling them to your own grandkids. Enjoy this while you can. Sadly, they will not be around forever.
Appreciating Who You Are Right Now
When I look at old pictures I can’t imagine why I was insecure. My body was fine, my clothes okay and my face wrinkle free. It took me some time to realize that every version of myself was beautiful, even if I was a little fuller, wore other clothes than my classmates and my makeup routine wasn’t perfected yet (we’ve all been there!). Learn to appreciate who you are right now.
Paying Attention When You’ve Got The Chance To Learn Something New
Knowledge doesn’t take any space in your brains, there’s always room to learn something new. With knowledge, life skills and great stories; more is always more! When you’re older, those learning moments are less integrated in your life.
Developing Healthy Habits
Working out, drinking lots of water, getting enough sleep…developing healthy habits from a young age means looking and feeling better when you’re older. One day you’ll adopt those things to your lifestyle, why not when you’re young!
Ok, this sounds boring and you’ve heard it a million times before. Probably from your mom and dad (who are right!). Saving money is always a good idea. Whether it is to splurge on a classic bag like Hermes’ Birkin or to buy your first car, one day you’ll be glad you’ve got some extra money to spend.
Wearing Whatever You Want
One day you’ll feel too old to show your belly button. To walk around in hot pants. To wear a mini skirt, or to get away with baseball caps. Do it now, or it’ll never happen.