On May 21st, there was a great article in the Huffington Post written by Dr. Travis Bradberry titled the 5 Choices You Will Regret Forever.
Having just lost our Mother in Law, I actually regret not asking her what her regrets in life were (of course we did not have a great relationship, so it was probably better that I did not ask). The article begins with a brief discussion on mind overload which leads to decision fatigue.
I have found this to be true while working and multitasking various demands and making poor decisions about what I eat, if and when I exercise… Read on……
Palliative care nurse, speaker, songwriter and novelist, Bronnie Ware wrote an article in 2009, which turned into a book about regrets of dying individuals. The 5 most common regrets were:
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
- I wish I hadn’t worked 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 I had let myself be happier
You can find your own stories around each of these regrets. It’s really about how you react and the decisions you make – at the end of the day it is your choice and your life.
You have the ability to make good or bad choices about what you do, where you do it and who you do it with… You have the steering wheel of your life in your hands – steer well… your life depends on it.