There are many statements and pieces of advice that can be said about what it is to live so fully that you won’t have any regret when you die. There is one element that encompasses a full life, and that’s following your truths. It’s being true to yourself about what you want and not deviating from those desires. This is solely what negates the sting of regret. Think hard about the following tips so that one day, when it’s time for you to leave this life, you won’t have any regret when you die.
1. Don’t Take Those You Love For Granted
You will probably notice this throughout your life. A relationship ends and you remember all the reasons you loved them. When you reach the end of your life, you will probably contemplate a lot about people that meant something to you. Every time you have a beautiful memory, it might be tainted with the fact you weren’t really giving that person your full attention. Look into the eyes of the people you love, listen to them, feel their presence in your life. Don’t take one minute of it for granted, as love really is the primary purpose of our existence. Don’t ever leave without saying “thank you” or “I love you”.
2. Beat To Your Own Drum
Be weird, be silly. Be whatever makes you happy. Whatever it is that makes you feel happy, do that. Life should be yours, it should be fulfilling. This is a biggie to prevent regret when you die. Doing what was always a part of your true nature. It may not make you rich or famous, but those things won’t really matter when you live out your personal dreams. No matter how silly or irrational it seems to others, this is your life alone. This brings you immeasurable joy and you likely did it even though you were afraid.
3. Do Good Things
Have you ever had the opportunity to be compassionate towards someone but walked away instead? Do you remember the moments when you really felt compelled to put your arms around someone and give them a hug to make them feel better but you was too shy? You should let them know that someone cared at that exact moment. Don’t let moments like these pass you by. We were put here to care for one another when necessary.
4. Do Charitable Deeds
When you are coming to the end of your life, you’ll likely wish you could have done more in this world. There is no truer legacy than leaving others less fortunate with something. Those people will never forget you, and it’s likely you changed their life in bigger ways than you realize. While it’s not about being remembered, it’s in us as humans to reach out to others and be helpful.
5. Be Bold
Magic happens out of your comfort zone, and what you desire in life could be challenged by your own fears. Do the things that you’re afraid to do. Even if there’s no reward at the end of the rainbow, realizing that your fear was unfounded brings boldness. That’s why we feel the adrenaline when we see videos of adrenaline junkies. When you are at the end of your life, that’s one less thing to regret when you die. You confronted what you were most afraid of and you won.