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The easiest way to avoid regrets is to ask yourself this question, "If not now, when?" It's a powerful way to put life and our decisions about how we spend our time into perspective"
You are very insightful
when you say that you think your mental health was better when you had your husband to bounce ideas off of. I noticed that as my friend base became smaller and smaller from friends and family (not the toxic ones) moved or passed away that my sugar/carb intake became more increased. I thought it was just depression but I recently read in a medical journal (I love that our hospital has a medical library open to anyone that wants to use it and it is conveniently located to the waiting area for people accompanying those having testing done) that researchers concur with that.
It seems that people in general worldwide scored the highest on happiness in their lives when they are surrounded by people that they connect with. They found that those who don't have that in their lives try to substitute happiness with pleasure and the top things were drugs, alcohol and sweets/carbs. The US was literally the worlds worst for happiness scores and the highest for chasing pleasure instead. It seems that so many people are getting so involved with jobs, chasing things and using social media (all their terms) instead of making real connections with people that we lead the world in depression and pleasure addictions.
I hope that you are able to build some close connections that you can bounce ideas and decisions off of. It seems a necessity.