Its always a good thing to look back and take stock of your life, however much more you have to live. After all, there’s no time like the present to change course.
A survey by the British Heart Foundation this winter found that an average Brit. spends over two hours a week dwelling upon his regrets, highest among which is likely to be not travelling more, not keeping up with old friends, or not taking enough exercise.
Coming in at number 10 in the most frequently cited regrets is sorrow at not having asked grandparents more about their lives. It is often only when someone leaves that you realise how little you really knew them.
So for yourself and for those you will one day leave behind, why not put together a scrapbook, diary or even a short story telling more about you and the life you have lived? And if you find you are dwelling upon regrets, there should still be time to do something about them.
Plus you will need to look no further for your New Year’s Resolution.