Wednesday, March 15, 2023

You Future Self Will Thank You

(Image created by A.I. DALL-E)

While I don't believe it's possible to live a life of no regrets there are some good things that our future selves will thank our present self for doing. To me, those things are:
  • Saving Money - In the moment, saving money for the future is annoying as it usually means that you need to sacrifice something today. This sacrifice, at least in my case, has been worth it for me so far as there's a sense of peace that comes with not living paycheck to paycheck.
  • Books - I've been reading non-fiction since my early 20s with no regrets today other than perhaps I should of read more.
  • Health - I spent most of my 20s, and early 30s, at gyms and eating decently and it's not something that I regret doing as I came to understand the relationship between physical and mental health.
  • Writing - Writing is one of the few hobbies that I've committed to which allowed me to express myself more effectively.
  • Work - I've had my ups and downs as far as work is concerned but sticking to it has proven beneficial to me. I've been with the same company for roughly 15 years and I don't currently have a reason to leave.
  • Insurance - Buying Life/Critical/Disability insurance is something that most 25 years old would think is crazy but doing so early is cheaper in the long run.

When we're young, we don't picture ourselves being old which is why most of our decisions are for the current moment rather than our future but one day we will be old. Make decisions on where you think you'll be in 10/20 years - your future self will thank you.

"You can be young without money but you can't be old without it." 
-Tennesse Williams

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