17/1/2021 0 Comments
“Be courageous and live the life that your heart is guiding you toward” - Bronnie Ware.
In her book, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying”, Bronnie Ware (a palliative carer) shares insights on the most common regrets of people nearing death:
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.”
A 2018 study by Davidai et al. reached similar results. One of the authors’ tips is to think from the perspective of your older self: “spend a day taking the view as if you were 90. What would you want your biography to include?”
This is a very powerful exercise I practice regularly.
👉 Have you tried it yet? What would your 90-your old be telling you?
Liesbeth Vander Elst is sportpsycholoog en ademcoach. In haar blog schrijft zij over hoe ademwerk, koudetherapie, gezonde voeding, ... haar helpen bij het onder controle houden van spondyloartritis symptomen. Dankzij al deze aanpassingen in levensstijl, ervaart Liesbeth geen ontstekingsverschijnselen meer en heeft ze veel meer energie.