how to avoid the top 5 regrets

I published a post a couple of weeks ago called ‘Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed’ The thought behind it was to make you think and not just think, but to take action so that you can avoid these regrets.  Well I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about sending it so I have come up with the antidote to the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed. 

As a reminder the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed are:

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 didn’t work 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.

Here is the antidote: 

I noticed that each one of these statements begin with ‘I wish’ and I have a philosophy never to have to say ‘I wish…’

So a great start would be to remove ‘I wish’ and state them in the present tense then we get these fabulous affirmations: 

1. I have the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expect of me. 

2. I don’t work too hard. 

3. I have the courage to express my feelings. 

4. I stay in touch with my friends. 

5. I let myself be happier.

So if you already know what the top 5 regrets are then you have time to address them and avoid them before you reach the end of your 4000 weeks  how fabulous is that? 

Over the next few months I will address each one of the above and call the series the top 5 action steps to making the most of your 4000 weeks.

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