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40 Most Common Regrets People Have in Their 40s

Best Life Logo By Alex Daniel of Best Life | Slide 1 of 41: While it’s only natural to care what other people think about you, all those concerns about other people’s opinions are likely to fall into your regret category as you get older. Few people look back on their life and think, “I wish I had let other people’s opinions factor into my decisions more.”

40 Most Common Regrets People Have in Their 40s

In many ways, your 40s can be the best years of your life: You’ve established yourself in your career, made strong friendships, and have a pretty good sense of what you want out of life and how to get it. But it’s also a time of reflection, and with that comes regrets.Looking back on your life, there’s around a 99% chance you’ll have at least some regrets about decisions you’ve made, paths not taken, or how you behaved when you were too young and foolish to know better. You’re not alone. Here are some of the most common regrets people in their 40s feel, with insight from experts in finance, wellness, psychology and more—along with a few tips on how to overcome. And for more great advice on aging, don't miss the 40 Things No One Over 40 Should Ever Do.
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