Live Life with No Regrets (1 Word Challenge)

Yes I admit, there are some things in my life that I do regret, and then there are things that I regret I didn't do. However, I like to think of these 'regrets' as experiences that have made me the person I am today and for that, I am grateful. If I only experienced half the things I did when I was growing up, my life would be completely different to what it is now. It's what we do with the could haves, would haves, should haves, & might haves that make us regret. So how does one live life with no regrets?

1. (Some) Things happen for a reason - “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”― Marilyn Monroe. 
Do you believe things happen for a reason? 

2. Create your own life - Choose your own path, not one that others want you to follow or choose for you. Don't let other people’s opinions influence you too much. Find the courage to change things that should be changed and accept that there are some things that cannot be changed.

3. Enjoy the journey - Go out and live your life - talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen; fall in love and set your sights high. Believe in yourself, because if you don't, who will? 

4. Learn to forgive - People come into your life, through the good times, the bad times and even the plain ugly. All of these experiences can be learned from, especially the bad. If someone hurts you, breaks your heart or betrays you - forgive them - and learn from it. 

5. It's okay to make mistakes - Write out a list of goals and achieve them by doing them step by step. If you make a mistake, learn from it, forgive yourself, and move on.  Don’t give up when things get difficult.

6. Live in the now - By loving the present and being aware of your thoughts and actions. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you can, because you may never get the chance to experience it again. 

Are you ready to Live Life with No Regrets? 

This post is a part of The 1 Word Blog Challenge - Hosted by Lisa at The Golden Spoons
This weeks word prompts were Paradise, Alone, & Regret.

Also linking up with Sonia at Life, Love & Hiccups 


  1. Wonderful tips and as you know I am learning even at this stage in my life and appreciate all the help I can get though!! ;)

  2. These are great tips. I'm not sure everything happens for a reason - It's hard to think about the reasons behind the bad stuff. However, as you said, I don't regret much because changing things would change the way my life is now.

    1. I agree Lisa - in terms of the bad things - I think the saying 'Everything happens for a reason' refers to the way we deal with bad situations, how it makes us feel? what we do next? etc. We constantly ask ourselves WHY?, Why did this happen? Why me? Why now? And sometimes we will never know the answer.

  3. Regrets are experiences. Ding! Light bulb moment! I do believe everything happens for a reason (even the bad stuff) and I am slowly but surely learning to just let go, enjoy the ride and trust the timing of the universe.


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