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If I Had To Live My Life Over

Even if you’ve barked up the wrong tree you can jump from the branches to a high spot on the right tree. ~ Alan Cohen


If I had to live my life over
I would spend much less time:
Daydreaming and more time achieving.
Doing for others and more time empowering them.
Being ‘nice’ to others and more time being nice to myself.
Talking about love and more time loving.
Reading and more time writing.
Crying and more time laughing.
Talking and more time reflecting.
Pretending and more time being ‘me’.
Being afraid and more time following my dreams.
Watching television and more time singing.
Sitting and more time in physical activity.
But I can’t re-live life, so I’ll spend NO time on regrets.


May you be inspired – every day!


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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

37 Comments on “If I Had To Live My Life Over

  1. Same here..Corrine! And working my best to do all the “more time” things you mention. Can I say I have only just started living?

  2. Ahhh lovely, but then you are a mover and shaker.  You have done more inspiring than daydreaming.  Totally agree, why waste time regretting?

  3. good inspiration corinne… but i guess i am today a sum total of all my xperienes. everything was required and necessary to make me strong and self dependent… so no regrets for me either… tc

  4. Enjoyed reading your post.  Living the way you listed is the best way.  We can’t change the past, but work on the present. Thanks for the reminders..It isn’t always easy.

  5. Lovely thoughts Corinne.  You’re so right.  We can’t live life over again, so without regret, let’s go on and perhaps make some changes.  I could def write more than read more.  I’m doing that lately and it makes me happy.
    I like the poetic content and form of your post today.  Nice.

  6. If I had to live my life over, I would make the same choices and the same mistakes, if not I wouldn’t be who I am today. No regrets too 🙂

  7. I believe in something like reincarnation, in which case you’ve described karma (which determines how you live your next life — or ‘live your life over’) pretty accurately 😉  

  8. Great post once again Corinne, I feel the same, if I lived with regrets I would never change nor grow. 

  9. It’s so good to have this clarity now and live and rich and inspired life with love and compassion at its heart!

  10. I’d spend less time concerned about what others think of me and more about what my Creator thinks of me!

  11. Corinne, I loved the post and I really, really loved the photo! The furry friend on the tree trunk is so adorable! 🙂 I would spend less time worrying about how to make others happy and invest more time doing what makes me happy! 😉

  12. Loved the way you formatted your poem and I loved the picture and caption. Yes, we need to hang out on the right tree, indeed! Great job on the topic.

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