Avoid The Most Common Regrets Of The Dying

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Avoid The Most Common Regrets Of The Dying


An Australian palliative care nurse catalogued the regrets of her dying patients, and identified the most common issues. Workaholics take note: not spending enough time at work was not among them.

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A report at the Guardian summarises the contents of Bronnie Ware’s book The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying. Here they are, along with some of the advice we’ve featured on Lifehacker in the past for working through those issues. (We’ve actually mentioned the list before, but it seems worthwhile to link it with specific advice.)

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier

How are you ensuring you can live a life without regrets? Share your ideas in the comments.

Top Five Regrets Of The Dying [The Guardian]

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