40 Ways to Live Life Without Regrets

Man and the Moon

“The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” ~ Unknown

We all have something stored in our memory banks of the past that we wish we could have done differently, or something we wish we didn’t do.

As we get older we learn and grow, but that doesn’t mean we have to regret what we did before we learned how to do things differently. If we didn’t go through those experiences, we might not have grown into the strong and knowledgeable people we are today.

What I'm proposing is that we get rid of the negative thoughts—the could haves, might haves, and should haves—and start living a life that won’t make us feel regretful. Not even at an older, wiser age.

Here is a list of things you can do to practice living life with no regrets:

1. Realize that it's okay to make mistakes. Just make sure to learn from them, forgive yourself, and move on.

2. Make your health and wellness a top priority and always take care of yourself so you’re ready to take care of others.

3. Follow your own path, not one that others want you to follow.

4. Find the humor in life and laugh like there is no tomorrow.

5. Relax and move with the flow of life by being unafraid of change.

6. Be adventurous by trying new things and taking more risks.

7. Have more intellectual curiosity and embrace creativity.

8. Try to find happiness with as many different people as you can.

9. Think for yourself instead of letting other people's opinions influence you too much.

10. Try not to judge people before you get to know them.

11. Be thankful for what you have now instead of thinking about what you don't have.

12. Wish well upon everyone equally and try to admire without envy.

13. Share your happiness with others instead of hoarding it all for yourself.

14. Don't try to change someone—love who they are now.

15. Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

16. Know that happiness is bigger than any bank account.

17. Control negative thoughts so that they don’t contribute to the outcome of your life.

18. Use your energy wisely because spending energy complaining, worrying, or being impatient is just wasted energy.

19. Be bold. Find the courage to change things that should be changed and accept that there are some things that cannot be changed.

20. Love your work. If you don't currently love what you do, figure out what you would love and take the first step toward that life.

21. Turn your discontent into a mystery and enjoy trying to solve it.

22. Face problems from different angles in order to find solutions.

23. Gain independence by realizing that on this earth we are all dependent upon each other.

24. Change your perspective by taking on a wider view of things.

25. Don't waste time trying to bring disagreeable people around to liking you.

26. Become the person you would like to spend the rest of your life with.

27. Be honest with yourself and others by saying what you mean and meaning what you say.

28. Treat people with respect and compassion.

29. Live in the now by loving the present and being aware of your thoughts and actions. Think happy thoughts and speak powerful words.

30. Try not to put things off until later.

31. Never hold grudges.

32. Face your fears head on and try to do the things that you think you cannot do.

33. Spend time with people who make you happy while also not depending on other people for your own happiness.

34. Stand up for yourself and others and don't let anyone or anything hold you back.

35. Be yourself and love who you are now.

36. Be a participant in life rather than an observer.

37. Do the things that you love to do as much as you can.

38. Write out a list of goals and achieve them by doing them step by step. Don't give up when things get difficult.

39. Do something every day that makes you feel proud of yourself—commit random acts of kindness whenever you get the chance.

40. And always keep on moving forward.

I know it seems like a rather large list of things to take on, but you can accomplish a lot on this list by doing just one thing. For example, right now as I'm typing this I'm putting into practice at least eighteen things.

Put these things into practice and see where life takes you, without regrets. And please comment below. I'd love to read your thoughts on this.

Man and the moon image via Shutterstock

About Jenny Nichols

Jenny Nichols is a 21 year old dedicated to committing random acts of kindness everyday to try to improve upon herself while making the world a better place at the same time. You can read her blog here:

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  • an excellent way to live

  • lucy

    my very favorite is #26. Become the person you would like to spend the rest of your life with.

    that sounds JUST right. 🙂

  • esmel2alda

    Couldn't be better!

  • becoming the person i want to spend the rest of my life with and treating my discontent like a mystery … I think I can do that 🙂

    Excellent post Jenny – I'll definitely put a lot of these into practice and make the effort to keep up with the ones I already do.



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  • Michelle Bottomley

    Jenny, I love you! You'ver garnered a lot of wisdom in 21 years. Thanks for sharing yourself with the world.

  • 40 ways to be happy & live life to the full..!
    We cannot not always see our life as an adventure story, yet the more we practise doing so the more capable we become … we can use positive, practical common sense as our best friend.

  • 40 ways to live life to the full… !
    We cannot always see life as an adventure, yet the more we practise this, the more capable we can become.. we can learn to rely on positive, common sense as our best friend…

  • scubamountaingirl

    thank you and thankyou again. i needed this. and will read it every morning

  • SDL

    Not really a tip of living without regret but a tip none the less:
    I've started building a “Life Binder”, it's a binder of daily to-do lists, blank paper for notes/sketches, and other goodies. I've printed this and included it.

  • luqman_fun

    this is cool

  • I will definitely be referring to post regularly as a reminder of how life should be lived. Very well thought out. Thank you.

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  • Bobbylin

    It's really help, I will keep in mind. That's the way to stay alive.

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  • Lyilmzian

    Love it!

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  • Carmela_ariza

    Thanks for this beautiful, wonderful article. These little nuggets of wisdom will go a long way….I wish more inspiration for you so you can continue to inspire others…

  • Marie42785

    Very beautiful. I’m printing it and it’s going on my ‘fridge 🙂

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  • Guest

    “Try to find happiness with as many different people as you can.”

    How do you “find happiness”? What constitutes as “happiness”? I don’t understand this. I don’t think we can “find happiness”. Where does it come from?

  • Livingfully_noregrets

    Thanks and shared on my facebook


  • Nice and inspiring! Thinking happy thoughts and speaking powerful words sound like the greatest tip!

  • That’s really a long list! But I would love to try those methods. 🙂

  • Bulli

    Nice and thoghtful writing

  • Avi…

    Want 2 try every thing in my life…bocz v have only 1 chance 2 live……:)

  • All are great. This is the way how you spend your life.

  • Ajaychhabra3

    Nice Tips but its not that so easy to apply as we cant get out of our personal problems (Person who found this blog obviously has some own problems that why he/she is searching for solution) Anyway I will not quit, Am gonna take a print & paste it on a wall of my bed room. Tryn to apply & learn one by one & day by day. Hope for better & Happy future
    GUD LUCK 🙂

  • Belazela

    Every life has regrets, no such thing as no regrets.

  • Great list of ways to life happily, I like all of them but at some point we do regret but its part of life, its said true keep people and love ones happy.

  • This is something that is really very inspiring. This can also help people to be positive in living their lives.

  • Anonymous

    Living in the past should not hinder a person to move on to the future. It is okay to commit mistakes as this would definitely provide you the experience and learning that you can use as you continue with your life. But having regretful is not advisable. This negative thoughts should be converted into a positive thinking. People do make mistakes. the difference is the attitude towards it.

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  • Laura

    I think every person who is struggling with something in their life is aware of this list. If it were as easy as reading it and trying to apply it, people wouldn’t be unhappy or searching for help. Not one thing on the list was news to me.  However, not one thing on the list has helped put the hurt behind me…not yet anyways. Before someone criticizes me, its not for lacking of trying. Trust me, feeling this hurt is not something I cherish. I try everyday to let go and live life to the fullest. I have yet to make much headway.  I will keep trying. I just wish it was as simple as making, reading and following lists.

  • Hi Laura,

    My name is Lori, and I run this website. Though I didn’t write this post, I felt compelled to reach out to you. I know that a list like this can seem really trite when you’re dealing with internal and external resistance. It’s all so much more complex than any one list, blog post, or even book possibly cover.

    I think that our struggles are rarely about lack of knowledge; they’re about limitations that make it hard to apply it. I know that feeling of frustration I (think I) sense in your comment. I hope you’re being patient and kind to yourself. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that sometimes I don’t realize in the moment how much progress I’m making. It’s quite possible you ARE living life to the fullest…you just haven’t realized yet that this is a necessary part of your journey.

    Much love,

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  • Abc123

    Wow this is so perfect. Exactly what I was looking for I’m going into my senior year of high school and sometimes just feel disapointed in myself. Bcuz I don’t really try new things and I’m not very adventourous I guess you could say and I feel like life is really picking its pace up so I just feel like I’m living my life with regrets so number 32 is something I’m going to try my hardest to correct,and I love hearing you should “live your life to the fullest” I never quite knew how to do so but this article says it all I’m printing this and hanging it on my wall. Reading this was refreshing, thank you:)

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  • jamila

    thank you..i have been a negative child since i was 9..and i didnt enjoy my childhood was messed up..but after reading motivational books i have changed completely..the list above is wonderful thank you for sharing!

  • nathan

    This is awesome. I’m going to be a sophomore in college and find this a challenging and creative way to go about self improvement. For all those that have droids, i would suggest downloading “days matter” by zuomj and setting a different number for each day and trying to accomplish one, or at least think of it, everyday and repeating for every 40 days. time consuming, but i’m really looking forward to trying some of these out. Good luck everyone!

  • The things that are easy in the short term tend to make life harder in the long term and the tough decisions that you make now will ensure a better tomorrow 🙂

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  • Msnzmn

    Really most comprehensive list of being with no regret. I’m the boy with no interest with these kind of talks but really your list is perfect and absolute way to reach that goal.
    Living the Life is simple but I made it difficult for my self. From now on, I wold be with no regret. 

  • Ysabel0524

    Laura sometimes we choose to live in pain, sure, if u have  been through hard situation is ok to hurt, but know that you have to power to snap out of that pain, whatever happened to un is not happening anymore and if it is happening cut it off. Just choose to be happy and end whatever it is that is hurting you. The past is no more

  • Sarvesh

    thanku…… was very thought ,i pickd somthing here …..!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sarvesh

    nice1…… kp it up buddy love u n lyk u…….!!!!!!!!

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  • Dave

    This whole page makes me feel really good!

    From the list of 40 to every last comment from all the wonderful people who left a comment!
    I’ve got lots of dreams! I’m trying a little everyday to build a positive frame of mind and realise
    That its me who will make them happen!

    Reading posts like this give me the va va voom I need to to achieve them!
    Thanks everyone your all really special! And I wish all the best for all of your dreams!
    MAKE THEM HAPPEN!!! You all deserve them! X

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  • Penelope

    awesome…….really you have done a gr8 job in writing this and i really think if someone actually follows these things his/her life  ll b gr8……no doubt its difficult to start with but i guess it ll b fruitful once one dedicate oneself to it.  there is one question i wish to ask that what should one do to avoid the influence of some regretful people in life so that they dont make your life hell anymore????

  • gr8 work…

  • Katdj_c

    thank you for this gift. like you, as i slowly and mindfully go through each item in the list, i realize that i am already practicing many of the points you have shared. i am glad. i am thankful. the challenge now is to widen and try to make our practice more consistent and sustained, so pretty soon, all 40 in the list are woven seamlessly into our lives. i also note that sometimes, in another context, maybe there will be slips. that is okay too. but it is good to catch ourselves when we slip so we can get right on track. again…salamat (that’s filipino for thank you!). namaste!

  • Katdj_c

    dear laura, 

    i only read this now, and your post was up some three months back…

    i know facing pain in our lives is hard. no one seeks to have pain, but when it is there, it is there for a reason. for our growth. this is a hard pill to swallow. but life is where we grow, and we grow in both the highs and low points in our lives. understandably, it is the happy, joyful moments that we want more of. but we’d rather not have the painful ones. like i said, though we do not create pain, when they are there, they are like friends who bring hard message/s about ourselves that we need to be aware of. 

    sit with your pain. listen to it. be open to the message of growth, your growth, that they bring — what do these painful things tell you about yourself. when we have gotten the point or lesson of why we have these pains, surprisingly, they go away. so in dealing with pain in our lives, it is best not to run or make them just disappear. talk to it, make friends with it, listen. ..

    blessings to you laura.

  • manish10291

    damn good..seriously speaking ..very effective article..!!

  • Samantha Morgan

    Thank you, this list is just what I need right now. I will read it everyday.

  • Vishal

    Perfect article…..
    learned many things…
    thank you.

  • Zannis79

    Really great!!! I Will put the list on my Wall,
    Close to bed so I Can read it every morning
    and evening!! Thank you for sharing!!!:-)

  • Ah

    Rajiv:-your thoughts really are great :-)k will do these things…..atleast 30 of them:-)

  • get out of my head, Tiny Buddha!

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  • Snigdhapourani

    i have done few mistakes in life which were not because i m bad…but i lived for others but not for me..i didnt love myself..this was the main reason for this..i spent many months feeling guilt and was idle not doing anything productive…right now m nt working anywere but these days i started working towards my goal being at home…now i realised many thinga about life and how to love myself….all the above your sugggestions were very impressive and it helped me a lot to succed …thanx a lot for the post

  • John

    nice thoughts… i love them

  • Dorisday

    Thank you for pulling me back from the edge of despair.

  • It’s been 10 yrs and I’m engaged to a very loving man, but until now my biggest regret is allowing myself to be manipulated by a pervert, my first bf. He manipulated me to have sex with him, after having me, he treated me like a shit, like a whore. I shouldn’t have said yes to him in the first place. In the second place, I shouldn’t have stayed w/ him for that long. He was able to use me 8 rounds total until he was the one who broke up with me. I shouldn’t have hang on to him just because “something happened” to us. I clinged on to him because he took away my virginity, totally wrong, Now I tell myself. I shouldn’t have done it at all..or after the first time and his true color showed I should have left. I even allowed it to happen 7 more rounds after the big regret 1st time. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t stay because I enjoyed sex. I didn’t at all. He used to complain how dry I was..and I was on prozac then. My biggest regret of all is that my very loving fiancee is very conservative. He would have jumped for joy knowing that he was my first.

  • mylifeishell

    what to do when i am blackmailed and always played jokes on
    my life is like hell in school

  • mylifeishell

    think of it
    i mean just a school boy thinking of going to internet and finding about life

  • Hotel_flo_mary

    This is perfect ! It’s like my toughts are now much clearly. Real good job here ! ( Apologize for my bad english ) 

  • Malenalina

    Thank you) was very helpful)

  • kenny1999


    i run into this website from search engine. I love your words it’s really encouraging. 

    I’ve been always feeling so unhappy about my life, I don’t know if i’ll feel better tomorrow

    but at least I get some kind of relief from your article. Thank you. I go now, good luck to 


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  • Mystery Lady60

    its hard to do all of that and take risks

  • Ameyerhofer32

    Mother of 3 under the age of 4 who has always dreamed big but hasn’t acted on it. I printed this post as an insipration. The greatest gift I can give to my children is to show them that true happiness is something that every person deserves and when there is a will there is a way.

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  • Farahgonzales

    i like the last one, our feet is intended to moved forward, not backward…

  • Anicia

    This is some good list  I could make used and put into practice. Very well done.

  • guest

    thanks for sharing your great ideas..

  • Shilp2103

    I completely resonate with all these ways. Thanks for sharing……Love

  • Akshay

    just forget about them, stop thinking about them, they aren’t worth it. you don’t need them to be happy, you can be happy yourself, it’s best to close the chapters of yesterday and live in the present and the near future. talking from experience, it takes time, but can be achieved.

  • jfkdal

    Hi…your friend doesn’t have one post on her blog.  

  • Daniel

    I used to be that great person that always put everybody else needs above him self and I like to believe that I still am. One day I decided I want to change my life and worked hard on what I loved rather than what was expected of me. However I get the feeling that some people look down on you once you’re doing better than them. Some of the tips are about respecting others, but I just get the feeling that this is not a two way street.

  • Porterx2raygun

    This is a really great article, perfect for people who struggle with life.:) like me I hate life at the extreme I just did not know what t do any more so I Googled “how to live life” and I looked at other websites and they did not really help so I keep looking and I found this one and its perfect I love it:)

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  • mohammed eid

    i really think that you found my good heart and the part that makes me…me and thank you…there once was a saying “everybody makes mistakes thats why we have erasers on pencils” Unknown ….thank you again….

  • Mdiag79

    This is amazing work of yours, I dont expect I can find all of this encouraging thoughts,i just type on search LIFE WITHOUT LIFE…thank u because I found something ..God bless

  • Generalsimpson_759

    absolutely LOVE this post..

  • sydneyjang

    hi… this 40 ways to live life without regrets is so amazing, i’m touched by all of those ways, i hope i would be able to do those things, because i already did the same mistakes twice of not completing my thesis work, i’m always afraid of what would happen in the deliberation day so all i can do is give up too early and to give up too soon, it seems like that i allow the stress to overcome my way of deciding what to do, i hope i can be more motivated this time without being regretful of what i did before, 🙂 thank you for this article.. 

  • Edie

    This made my day. = ) 

  • Michael H Lewis

    Thank you. I can be kinder to myself now.

  • Nihar

    Awesome Jenny…I’m typing this all the way from India..Beautifully written…felt relaxed and happy reading the 40 points..I’m definitely going to put the these points into action right away..Thanks a ton tiny Buddha 🙂



  • Nate

    These are forty lessons that I intend to live by!  I am 47 years of age and still a work in progress.  Thanks for the much needed lessons.

  • Alainamwojtiw

    hey my names alaina, and i really would like to thank you so much for posting this article, in all honesty ive been going through alot of stuff right now and it may not seem like a big deal to some but it is to me i am 17 and have been very depressed during this summer and have always tryed to act happy but it just recently got out of hand when i took the quote live free with no regrets into my own hands, i have caused myself alot more stress than ive had before and now im realizing that avoiding my actions and mistakes is not the way to do things at all. Reading this has helped me try to regai some strength to become a better person and set goals for myself so again i thank you for posting this very much.

  • Alainamwojtiw

    i hope things have cleared up for you , as i hope they will for me too

  • Karolina47

    Reading this gave me a new perspective on life and myself, I used to always focus on the wrong things which most of the time would make me unhappy with what kind of person I am and the life I lead. This made me realize that dwelling on the things I don’t have or find hard to accept was the reason I was upset all the time and I bet I gave that vibe off to the people I surrounded myself with, which can’t be a good thing, maybe it even put them off me. I’m going to try and undertake one of my biggest challenges – finally accept myself and the fact that its worthless trying to be somebody else. You should have no idols to look up to and copy. Just be yourself all the time, no exceptions. Thank you so much for this inspiring article, as you can see, it totally changed me. Thank you!

  • Brenda171

    I love this message its full of motivation. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Manuz

    sounds great even encourage a lot too ,I think reading it again and agaian can make a change i life



  • bajwa

    its good ………..i felt relaxed after reading this thanks for these thoughts

  • Obstrength

    What do you do when you let the girl of your dreams go cause you are to scared to commit to the relationship? Their is more to it but if anyone would be willing to give a helping hand, would sure beat seeing a head dr.

  • inspired

    What a great message you are sending. Thank you for sharing it with everyone.

  • mars

    this is great..

  • yash oza

    nice to read

  • Ayaz

    Hi jenny i m jus a 17 year old student n i hv a problem living my life……….i just cant forgt the past
    i hv very bad expi of relationshis n dat maks me sad till date…
    I hope u hv an solution for this…..u cn send me mail on

  • Ikram khan

    I would like to thank you for posting the artcale. I was fed with my life and after reading this article I am now feeling better. Whenever I read that type of article 2-3 day It works me but afterthat again I forgot all these things and then I am in same situation as pervios. I think I need to stick on those points I read above. My favriote points are number 1 and number 2. Really like this article. Tiny budda Rocks !!
    Thanks again !!
    Ikram khan

  • j

    A very nice thought at #26. . Great writing!

  • Only one word I would like to tell you is THANK YOU SO MUCH :).

  • appu

    1 of my best is 26

  • kp

    few of them I am already practicing, but thank you for enhancing me as a human.
    warm regards.

  • Stefffie stef

    I am actually astonished that I live my life by almost all of these principles. My life’s battle, however, is bipolar disorder, so the negatives hit me on their own without provocation or warning. It is my goal in life to live a life of no regrets. So many people need to see this! Sadly, so few will take it to heart. This fact breaks MY heart. I am in a waning relationship and I believe if my partner could incorporate these wise steps into his life, we would have lasted.

  • suraj

    hi dost , you have written right thing

  • Ian Jay

    LIKE IT all ..

    HELPS me to keep motivated ;))))

  • ali

    That realy great article I read ever, I love the way u described life and how to live life, please don’t stop writing articles like

  • Lightness

    I think too many people are afraid of regret. It’s treated like a crippling emotion when it can actually teach us and to change accordingly. So many people espouse this “I have no regrets!” with a big smile when they haven’t accounted for any of their actions. Seems pretty superficial and shallow. I have regrets. They don’t keep me down but they do make me aware of not repeating the same mistakes.

    Otherwise good list.


    you only live once
    you ought look out
    peace faith

  • your list gave me lot of courage to face life, i was always complaining about i dnt have this or that, caring abt people who didn’t even bother to know my feelings, but now this is going to change, i will be a much happier person now thanks to your post

  • teddy

    i love you both

  • rajkumar

    Really useful information. Thank u

  • Akshay Shrivastav

    it helped..Thanks..:)

  • Burton

    May favorite and my biggest regret is number 40. I seem to always end up back at the start and make a better plan for the next time. But it often feels like I am going in circles. But my second favorite is number 26 as well. Thanks this was really helpful.

  • ekta seth

    intellectually stimulating ,true guide to lead a happy life….thanks…..

  • Vijay Sagar.H

    Every one can be a legend if you follow those 40 ways. Each and every way has a great meaning to live happy forever.

  • Dev

    And you are 21?

  • Mark Bortman

    This is a great list and way to take each day on and week and then month and year. After reading the questions it
    really makes sense…..

  • Qiang

    Become the person you would like to spend the rest of your life with.
    ———This is really a good saying….
    Thank you

  • Adventure Man

    We all know that life is not easy. It is like the wave on ocean. We have face a lot of things in our life. Most of people have more difficult things than simple things. Your 40 steps is very useful for anyone who want to overcome the difficult life. Thanks for sharing your idea to us.

  • rishabh

    take a long look at your life friend ,,,,visit ..this helped me , hope it will help you too

  • rishabh

    i agree with lori, i on my part would like to tell you..that this journey no doubt is difficult, but trust me once you figure out the true life, the true meaning, the inner peace will astonish the world with what you discover ,,keep trying …you will succeed

  • rishabh

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  • warlord

    thanx…….i ll try these out..

  • Toàn

    Thanks you.It was really helpfull.I like it very much 😀

  • harsha

    grate articles thanx you

  • Anil Mehta

    …i feel i m happy…i have no regrets…no complain to life…

  • Stacey

    This is a great article…I have a hard timing letting go of my past & living in the now. Being happy for all I have, and not what I let go or don’t have… I am going to keep this list close to me for support!

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  • david5300

    Sure I love younger woman, I married one and I have 2 daughters.

  • Radient advice

    Lets discover ourselves, In doing so we will be able to display our desires to others around us.

  • Peter

    A wonderful thoughtful list, thank you. I do find some humor in No. 10 … when I add to it ….Try not to judge people before you get to know them ….. do it after you know them, it can then be even more harsh …….. just joking..

  • Reverend Atheist

  • anric

    the image of life is now a bit sharp and clear in my mind

  • jam

    This makes me want to die.

  • Are you okay Jam? I’m worried for you!

  • David

    #15: Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.Sometimes the challenges of the journey seems to take away the joy on our to the destination but i’m encouraged with the fact that there is an end after all .

  • suguna

    Am really feeling good and relaxed after reading all the points listed. I was in a bad mood when i started reading this,but when i complete i identified the things in me which i have to change.

  • Patti

    I feel your struggle and I believe everyone who visits here has some type of pain and struggles with it. I once had a doctor tell me that my pain would gradually subside when I would make the effort to get involved to help others with their pain. Laura, my prayers and feelings go out to you and I hope in some way that you have in some small way progressed from this pain.
    Much Feelings for you,

  • hugi

    #try not to judge others before you get to know them…I think you should not judge others even after you get to know them…

  • west side

    wow your words are inspiring all I can say is God bless you for sharing this powerful wisdom to the world

  • shawn


  • hunt

    What I have learnt in past one year is that you shouldnt expect anything from anyone I know this is quite hard to implement this in ones own life but its a harsh fact
    We humans are social beings sometime we live for ourself and sometime for others and this act of kindness living for others and expecting their care and love is what leads to isolation from the society. To lead a wonderfull and a happy life is not to expect anything from anyone just get busy by doing your own karma

  • alex

    made me feel good reading this. you must be a speacial person….

  • Shefali

    I completely agree with these lines on living with regrets. I am leading a life full of regrets. My list is endless, no matter how much i try, but its not easy for me to shrug these negative thoughts.

  • carmen

    Well said

  • Janath

    This valuable post makes me a real human. Thanks a lot.

  • sr274

    Point 5, that is something I need to imply now in my life. All your points implies into ones life at some point in time. Thanks for sharing it. I would like to read this everyday before I go to bed.

  • Mo Cooper

    I just wrote about training for a marathon, how we’re all on a marathon, and the goal is the same as life: put one foot in front of the other, move forward, getting stronger each step of the way if you live life well and peacefully. This will be a great post to accompany that writing. Thanks!! I can’t believe you are only 21; that is fantastic! That’s a great insight that will carry you far. It took me 40 years to figure things out but I can’t go back so I keep moving forward. Peace. 🙂

  • Yod

    I would love to read this kind of article as I have been wondering for a long time to answers myself “how we ought to live?” I’ve also wondering for a long time that where do we actually go after death and because many religions believe in tons of different ideas, so which religion is true. This article makes me feel more relaxed about my life. It makes me think that the purpose of life is to be happy, and that’s the real goal for every human being. It also makes me think that there is no reason to worry about death as long as you live. The only thing we should realize as long as we are breathing is that we are living, and the only thing we should realize as long as we are living is to try our best. This teaches me that if we can do our best then there is nothing to fear. Now I know that we should enjoy every moment of life.
    Thanks for sharing some tips of how I ought to live

  • Sue for you :-)

    Thank you, thank you, thank for this… I felt so stuck! It’s one of the worst ferlings ever..!

  • Sue babe

    Maybe this was really written by a 40 year old! … 😉

  • Rajib Mukherjee

    good help blog

  • aakashi

    I think these are exactly those points which I think to work on but may be was not aware of. I just really get confuse that what is right and what should I do and what is the best way to deal with the situation.I always try to find myself and the things in which I can get happiness. hope this post help and I implement this in my life soon.

  • bamboo

    Life is full of transitions . The stages we all go through is challenging and exciting and unexpected sometimes. I have learnt that letting go and embracing change is the best release its not easy at times but, It frees up mental space. Let go let flow is my mantra. Try to live in the present moment and wake up every day with a attitude of gratitude. Trust the universe and have blind faith and know that everything always works out no matter what. Life= Reasons, seasons, lifetime.

  • Mari Ferre

    I couldn’t agree more. This is my motto. At this age I know that life is too beautiful to waste on “the could haves, might haves, and should haves”

  • Mari Ferre

    I hope you have finally found the peace you so much seemed to be looking for 3 years ago! Good vibes your way!


    The first thing i want to say is, I knew by the order you put the list you were white. The second thing, is I hope you practice mindfulness and compassion for others without hatred and evil in your mind and heart. Because hatred and evil I see mindfully is affecting your work. Anyways, thanks for sharing this list. Tyesha

  • Amy Hall

    I am going to read this every morning! Perfect thank you ☺️

  • A lady with great insight at this young age.

  • Shanu Kalra

    16 is awesome one ,thanks a lot this is not just few words it is whole nectar of happiness and fruitful life ,feeling right now very happy and ready to achieve something which i never tried .

  • Lord_of_the_Fap

    #26 means a lot to me. Thank you for this great list!

  • JimBean

    Tyesha, you clearly need to re-read the list and try harder. Don’t hate those who try to make the world a better place.

  • JimBean

    I agree 100% percent with your statement above, you are responsible for your own happiness.

  • Louis

    Thanks to everyone of you with your comment of courage and to the wish words to guide my life, I truly appreciate every words from you and from the owner of this website.

  • Doris Thomas

    I love that something as simple as being in touch with others through kindness is considered a great start to living; it can be done at any time. It’s a great way to blast off into other things that can occupy your time. This simple act is a strong motivator to me and I definetly try to maintain it. Overall everything was informative. The advice is practical and certainly life changing.

  • angela

    Thanks for this list advice, and my favorite is #18.Use your energy wisely because spending energy complaining ,worrying, and being impatient is just wasted energy. 🙂

  • Confused girl

    I was dating a great guy, however, I was always comparing him to my ex (WRONG, I know) story short I broke up with him. Got an unexpected called from my ex same week I broke it off with the new guy, ex asked to marry him. After months without seeing him I said yes (impulsive) we got married within a day, now I can’t help to think about the guy a was dating… I feel like I made an impulsive decision. How can I move on happily with my husband

  • John

    I would like to start out by saying that this website has to offer. This page has helped me gain the courage to do a lot of things i’ve wanted to do, one of them helping me find the love of my life. I enjoy life very much, and if i could say one thing it would be live with no regrets, and that is why i love this so much