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Who do we spend the most time with in life?

 The answers might surprise you.

There are 6 groups of people with whom we spend time. (But the proportions shift dramatically as we age.)

Here are 6 ways to minimize regret (and make the most of your 90 years). 

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4. TIME WITH A PARTNER

4. TIME WITH A PARTNER

This continually trends upward, peaking after age 58.

Takeaways:

  • “Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Find the person who keeps bettering themselves and growing with y...

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20% of the people in your life bring you 80% of your happiness.

Ask yourself two things:

1) Who are they?

2) Can you spend more time with them this year?

When you look back at age 90, you’ll be so glad you did.

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You Can Change Your Graphs

Remember— these are just the average trends.

There’s nothing more powerful than realizing… you can change this graph at any moment.

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2. TIME WITH FRIENDS

2. TIME WITH FRIENDS

Relatively, you get the least time with friends.

Takeaways:

  • Choose your friends wisely. You can only keep a few.
  • Make sure they bring out the best version of you.

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3. TIME WITH COWORKERS

3. TIME WITH COWORKERS

Between the ages of 20-56, your time with coworkers spikes tremendously. 

Takeaways:

  • Don’t settle for a job you dislike. Try to “build a life that you don’t need a vacation from.”

Set healthy boundaries with your time.

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5. TIME WITH CHILDREN

5. TIME WITH CHILDREN

This peaks while your kids are young, and then sharply declines.

Takeaways:

  • Try to be present for those first 18 years. (You may regret it later if you’re not.)
  • Whenever you feel frustrated with your kids, imagine a future when they’re grown and you don’t get to see them ...

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1. TIME WITH PARENTS

1. TIME WITH PARENTS

This decreases sharply after the age 20.

Takeaways:

  • Try to live close to the people you love. If you can’t, then try to cherish your moments together.
  • When apart, call them and say all the things that you’ll wish you told them more.

If you only see your pa...

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6. TIME ALONE

6. TIME ALONE

After 40, people spend an increasing amount of time alone.

Takeaways:

  • No surprise— you’ll spend the most time during your life solo. This becomes especially true after age 40.
  • Invest in self awareness and growth until you love your own company. Mindfulness helps with this...

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