- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I didn’t work so hard.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.
These are taken from an online post from Hospice Nurse Bronnie Ware who reported that after working with hundreds of patients who are at the end of their life, these were the top regrets. As the saying goes, “regrets are the hardest things to live with”. Post these 5 regrets on your refrigerator, and everyday choose 1 choice you can make that day to address one of these 5 regrets.
Summer is a great time to make sure you do not work to much, and take extra time for yourself or with your children to shoe them that they are much more important that your work.
And regarding number 5, reflect on the top 5 things getting in the way of your feeling more fulfilled. Then, make a pan for how to conquer each of those things. If you are unsure of how to conquer any of them, seek out a trustworthy consultant for this most importn Mission.
Live a Life of meaning, not busy-ness. That way, your ending years will be filled with celebrations, not regrets.