One thing I’ve learned in life is that it’s never, ever too late to make changes in your life.
And you should never feel guilty if it takes you longer than others to figure something out because we’re all on our own timelines in life.
AskReddit users talked about the things that improved their lives so much that they wish they’d done them sooner.
Here’s what they had to say.
1. The small things.
“I stopped living my life just waiting for the weekend. When you work 5 days a week and have just 2 off, it’s not good to be always waiting for those 2 days.
You can plan something meaningful or fun every day, even if it’s just a small thing.”
2. A big one.
“To talk about my depression.
Don’t be to afraid to seek for help.”
3. It’s good for you!
Now my hygiene and cleaning visits are a breeze, and I haven’t had a cavity in years!”
Now I have a lot of amazing latino friends and I got a lot of great gigs and opportunities because of it.”
5. Starting over.
“Just packed up and moved thousands of miles away.
Left everything behind and just started over. Besides some debt, a suit case, and contacts for only the non-toxic people in my life, its been an extremely liberating experience.
And looking back, nothing was really preventing me from doing it sooner, no real reasons at least, I just kept coming up with excuses not to do it until one day I couldn’t think of one.”
6. Cut the commute.
“Moving closer to work.
My commute went from 45 miserable minutes in traffic glaring in hatred at the tail lights in front of me to a pleasant 15 minute bike ride.
I got an hour of free time every day and better health.”
“Bachelor degree at 47 years old. Master degree at 50 years old.
Doubled my salary in 4 years, from just getting by to on track for retiring at 60.”
8. Get moving.
“Exercise every day.
Anxiety and depression are much easier to manage, and I got some confidence I haven’t had in years.”
“Finally talking with my (then-new) family doctor about my misuse of decongestant nose spray.
He told me it’s a common issue and that there is help. 1.5 years of tapering off and two surgeries later I used bad nosespray for the final time.
I could kick myself for not talking about it for more than twenty years.”
10. Time to relax.
“I started flower gardening. Really relaxing, you will see results all summer, lots of sucesses and failures but failures bring improvements.
And I listen to audible books while I’m at it sometimes. Especially great if you have a desk job.”
11. Chores are good.
“Doing at least one chore a day.
You would be amazed at how well getting something done, even if you h**e it, can fight back against certain depressive mentalities, particularly the ones that convince you you’re useless or are a burden.”
12. Time to quit.
“Quitting drinking is the best thing I’ve ever done for my mental and physical health and it’s done nothing but improve my relationships.
The last year and a half have been the best I’ve ever had.”
13. A new person.
“Moved away from the state I grew up in. I didn’t know how unhappy I was.
I had gotten used to being miserable and now that I’m in a better area I’m a completely different person.”
What improved your life?
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Thanks a lot!