There may have been countless occasions when you wished you could have done something else instead of what you did. You’ve likely said that if only you knew how to do this or that, things would have been different. Unfortunately, life got in the way and you may have missed some opportunities, but that does not mean you can’t make it right next time.

If life gives you another chance, you need a few skills to help you get through everything. Some skills are not easy, but through perseverance and patience, you can achieve your goals. Here are some life skills that you should accomplish and hone to make it through life:

1. Stop prying. It is human nature to gossip and wonder what other people are doing. Clearly, this is a waste of time and energy. Although it is quite simple, many can’t keep their noses out of other people’s business. Time to stop giving your unsolicited advice and focus on your own life.

2. Learn the art of talking – and not talking. Being conscientious in the things you say is helpful and so is knowing when you should not say anything. There are times when you just need to shut up and learn when to listen. Avoid regrets by knowing when to keep some things to yourself.Crazy Smiley

3. Empathize with other people. Whether you are a regular individual or a business owner, you need to learn this valuable skill. It is when you are able to feel what others feel and understanding the importance of taking other people’s feelings into consideration.

4. Manage your time. If you want to become successful, you should know how to manage your time effectively. Employers value time management. Time is not limitless and you can accomplishment more if you practice this skill.

5. Be positive. You know you’re not perfect, but telling this to yourself will only get you down. Instead, focus on the good things you have in life. This will help you become more confident in yourself and your abilities.

6. Sleep well. If you think about it, sleeping is not a skill, but establishing a sleep ritual is essential. Have a schedule that tells you when to go to bed and when to rise. If you stick to them, you will eventually have no problems falling asleep and waking up easily.

Now that you know the important skills you can use in life, be consistent in practicing them. Soon enough, they will become a part of you, as if they are ingrained in your DNA.