Ways by which to value your time more

Read the ‘Top 5 regrets of the dying’

This internet blog was originally written by a palliative care caregiver who went on to write a full book detailing her experiences in looking after the dying. Essentially during her time at work she recorded the top regrets of the dying and wrote them down so that we may learn from those who pass before us. Without further ado, these are the top regrets she found:

  1. I wish I 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 I had let myself be happier.

One of the original blog posts, with excerpts from the book, can be found by clicking here: https://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/04/27/the-top-5-regrets-of-the-dying/

I hope we can all learn something from those regrets, given by those in the position to best know.

Write a Bucket list

By writing a bucket list you acknowledge your time on this planet is limited, and giving that it is finite you are forced to really go over what your plans are for the future, and what you want out of it. Therefore writing a bucket list will put your time in focus, as well as numerous other benefits, such as gaining a sense of direction, and purpose, with clear goals set out. Undoubtedly the bucket list, with it’s goal oriented format, will allow you to keep pushing forward, and put your time in perspective, constantly striving for the next improvement. A run-around of our office came up with some of the following as ideas:

  1. Learn a foreign language
  2. Live in a foreign city
  3. Buy a house
  4. Create a family
  5. Volunteer
  6. Leave something worth leaving behind
  7. Buy a car
  8. Learn a new skill, mine’s learning how to DJ

Invest in yourself

Value your time by valuing yourself (and vice versa). With your lifetime ahead of you, and some behind, perhaps now is a good idea to reflect upon yourself and how best that can be improved so that you not only value your time, but have it valued by others. Afterall, it was Morgan Peck, an american psychiatrist, who said: “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”I myself will be investing in education this year, with more to come after!

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