Nine Most Common Regrets People Have At The End Of Life
Everybody has a unique life story and often times you’ll hear people express the regrets they have in life. Unfortunately, it seems that most people realize these regrets once it’s too late to change them into something positive. However, we don’t have to wait until it’s too late. If something were to happen to you right now, what would you regret the most? Whatever you came up with, go out and make a conscious effort to fix those regrets and get the most out of your life. No matter what, you’re only going to get one life, so you might as well live it to the fullest while you got it. The following are nine regrets that most people commonly experience.
- Not Being More Loving To The People Who Matter Most
This seems to be one of the more common regrets that people express, but it’s easily the saddest one to read about. So many people express sorrow for not being there for the people that loved them the most and they wish they would have said “I love you” more often. Take some time to make a phone call or go out of your way to tell the people you care about just how much you love them. It’ll mean the world to them and you.
- Not Being A Better Spouse, Parent Or Child
A lot of people seem to take their family for granted and that’s really easy to do. In your time of need, it’s always your family that is there for you to take care of you and make you’re okay no matter what. While no family is perfect, odds are good that your family is always going to be there for you. Make sure you express thanks to them daily.
- Not Spent So Much Time Working
Too many people in life realize that they spent so much time working that they missed some of the most important events in their kids’ lives. If you get too tied up in your work, it’s easy to miss the life around you and can seriously hurt relationships. Work is important, but nothing is more important than family. Try and find a company that understands you have a life outside of work.
- Not Taking Enough Risks
Most people go through their life afraid of failing. They try to avoid the risks and take the safe route because they know what it can lead to. Unfortunately, if you don’t take risks, you’re not fully living your life. Take a risk! Do something you never thought you’d do! Whether it’s jumping out of an airplane or going for a different job, take that risk! You never know where it might lead you.
- Not Enjoying Life
There’s a lot of people that regret worrying about so many things beyond their control in life. They were too busy worrying to go out and enjoy all the life has to offer. Every day, make sure you spend a few minutes doing something you love to do.
- Not Living My Dream
Some people spend their entire life trying to live up to the expectations of another person. As a result, they often don’t get to go after their dreams and their aspirations. Only you know what you want and only you can get it for yourself. Always be open to exploring a vast number of possibilities when it comes to living your dream.
- Not Taking Good Care Of Myself
Once people reach the end of their life, a lot of them reflect and think that maybe if they would have eaten better, slept more or exercised more, then maybe they wouldn’t have gotten sick. Whether it’s true or not, make sure you take time to go on a walk, get some extra sleep, or make a healthier choice. It’s going to make you feel better in the long run.
- Not Doing More For Others
There are countless stories of people telling you that they had dreams of making a difference and helping others. However, so many of them get caught up in their life that they never get the chance to do this. Try and find a cause that is important to you and donate your time or money to help others.
- Not Choosing Meaningful Work
So many people say that they ever really enjoyed their job, but they stuck with it because they had to pay the bills. Instead, the wish they would have gone to work for a place that was in line with their passion and gave them a sense of fulfillment. Take time to figure out what you are passionate about and start working towards a job in that area.
Over the course of your life, you’re probably going to have some regrets and wish you had done something differently, but you have the chance to start changing that right now. Think of some of your biggest regrets, along with the regrets listed above, and start working towards improving in that area of your life.