The thought of dying for most younger healthy people is a far-fetched idea. They believe they have more time on earth to figure things out and, therefore, have no regrets, but history has proven this theory wrong. It is more common than most people tend to have a regret or two when they are on their death bed or in the final days of their lives.
Here are seven common regrets of those who are on the verge of leaving this world:
1. I Wish I Had The Courage To Live A Life True To Myself, Not The Life Others Expected Of Me.
This is one of the commonest regrets of those on their death bed. They wish that they lived for themselves more instead of living out the little scripted book others wrote for them. They wished they had the courage to marry who they wanted, instead of who their family forced them to marry because that would look better for the family.
2. I Wish I Had Traveled More.
The desire to see new places but push it back to the back burner because of work and other life’s obstacles is common for most people. Those on their dying bed regret how little they traveled or never traveled. They wished they had taken the time to go abroad or to different states to see how things worked from their home country or state. To see different cultures and understand how others view life from them.
3. I Wish I Hadn’t Worked So Much.
The regret that comes from working too much cut across all working-class age groups. Those on their deathbed regret how much effort they put into their work and never really lived their life to the fullest, and those who are not on their deathbed regret the same thing. The best way to manage this regret if you are not on your death bed is to try to change something in your life now that you still can. Save your money well, pay off your debt, and invest appropriately so you can work less and do other fun things you love.
4. I Wish I Had Let Myself Be Happier.
Choosing happiness irrespective of what’s happening around you is the best gift you can give yourself daily. Most people regret the times they let anger engulfed them when they could have been happy through it all, and now, they have less time to be happy fully.
5. I Wish I’d Had The Courage To Express My Feelings.
Expressing how you feel towards a situation or those you love is one of the most beautiful ways to live a happy, peaceful, loving life. This is one regret that is extremely common because we all think we have time to tell our loved ones how greatly we love them. The best way to avoid this regret is to try your best to express how you feel today because tomorrow may be too late.
6. I Wish I Had Stayed In Touch With My True Friends.
Making money, going solo and moving on to new people who you don’t have strong bonds with, may seem like a good thing right now but having the courage to reach out to your trusted friends and sharing a cup of coffee or tea once in a while will do you and your heart better than isolating yourself.
7. I Wish I Didn’t Worry So Much.
Worry is the easiest way to waste your time without any positive benefits. No solution has ever come from worrying, but plenty of laughter and peace has come from gratitude. Instead of stressing yourself out with worry, be grateful for the life you have at this moment.