At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 113
PUTTING OFF LIFE-CHANGING DECISIONS IS A
REGULAR OCCURRENCE FOR SOME PEOPLE,
BUT WHY? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
ou only live once, but if
you do it right, once is
enough,' said Mae West,
the naughty 1930s US
vixen. Granted she used
that line as her calling card for her
sensual behaviour in her early motion
pictures, but she made a good point.
Even kids these days use the acronym:
'YOLO'. And they're right.
hen you ut off doing so ething
signi cant unti the right ti e
you o en nd that it never co es.
Getting married, changing career,
moving to another country, having
children, can all seem overwhelming,
but not taking the plunge just ends
up as a constant waiting game.
Even utting off the si
everyday tasks such as ing
paperwork or answering important
emails costs Brits around 55
days a year*.
'DON'T PUT YOUR
WORK OFF TILL
TOMORROW AND THE
DAY AFTER' WAS FIRST Aside from wasting time
while you ponder those
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big decisions, delaying
actions can have major
repercussions. Not having
children until you're into your
40s, for instance, not only reduces
your chances of conception, but
also means grandparents may
not be around to enjoy their
grandchildren. One woman who
agrees with this is 37-year-old
Sarah Keating, a personal trainer
living in Newcastle.
'My parents are in their 70s and
I worry that by the time I have
children, if I'm lucky enough, my
mum and dad might not be here.
'They long for me to have a baby,
but my career is so important to
me. I wish there was a solution to
have the best of both worlds, but the
thought of not training for nine
onths s e with dread both
physically and because it's my job.'
Leaving it late to action other big
decisions can introduce many hurdles.
Moving to certain countries involves
eeting s eci c re uire ents. o
emigrate to Australia, for example,
you need to be under 31 and a skilled
worker. But if you're under 31 and
don't see your job on the 'skilled
occupation list', you can only live
there for a year (the duration of a
working holiday visa). Even that has
its conse uences. t eans you can
only work for six months maximum,
which can make getting hired
di cu t. he answer erha s
you should've emigrated sooner.
Have you ever thought about
writing a book or taking up a new >
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