Things I wish I’d known when I was younger

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle often said, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken a lot better care of myself.”

Have you ever found yourself thinking: “Why didn’t anyone tell me [about] this?” As you grow older and wiser it’s never too late to make good choices, especially as it pertains to your personal health. If you’re lucky and plan well, your life can be enriched by practicing simple steps along the way, starting in stages of life by decade from your 20s up through retirement in your 60s.

Deborah Dietrich, BΝ

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4 responses to “Things I wish I’d known when I was younger”

  1. Lori H. says:

    In my 50’s now and there are so many things I should have paid attention to earlier. But, it’s a journey and I’m just moving forward. Thank you!

  2. Marianne B. says:

    And those better choices now will hopefully lead to a richer, fuller life well beyond the 60s!

  3. K. Mac M. says:

    I would agree with many of these ideas, although, I can’t say if I would have taken the advice with the same amount of sincerity as I do now looking back. You live, you learn… right?!? I really enjoy thinking about how in your 30’s you feel more comfortable in your skin and then in your 40’s you learn to be comfortable in the world. I would say my life journey fits along with this. My early-mid 30’s was a lot about self-exploration and personal growth. By my late 30’s, I felt really confident about who I am, what my values are, who I want to surround myself with and actually let go of people, work, places that were holding me back, not in line with my values and/or were energy suckers. I’m starting on the path of finding my place/being comfortable with the world… let’s see what happens! 🙂

  4. Alison Z. says:

    I am only in my 20’s but I can understand a lot of the points, Dr. Nancy Lee makes, but I feel like a lot of her points are valid for all ages. She states the for your 30’s you should, “develop a greater sense of self and a deeper understanding of what you need to be mentally and emotionally healthy,” but I think this is something you should be doing at all ages, and there should not be a start point to self-love and self-confidence…Life is about living it and learning from it.

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