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What are some things you regret about life?
12 Things People Regret the Most Before They Die
- I wish I had spent more time with the people I love.
- I wish I had worried less.
- I wish I had forgiven more.
- I wish I had stood up for myself.
- I wish I had lived my own life.
- I wish I had been more honest.
- I wish I had worked less.
What is life without regret?
“To live without regret is to own up to our errors and learn from them. It means accepting the reality of human nature.” It will help you not to beat yourself up but grow from your experiences. This is why unconditional self-acceptance is one of the elements of the six-factor model of psychological well-being.
Do you regret the things you have not done?
When you are aware of the decisions you are making, there is nothing to regret. The last thing you want to do is get 10 years into the future and look back and regret all the things you decided not to do, whether that was focusing on your health or making time for the things that really matter.
Do you have a big regret?
Many people look at their pasts and have regrets. They may be simple things like, “I wish I would’ve said something nicer,” or “I never should have gone to that party.” Regrets can also be serious, heartbreaking things, and I think everyone experiences one “big” regret in their lives. Baksh continues to explain how different regrets are perceived:
Do you regret the decisions you make?
It can be as simple as deciding to eat that extra cake every afternoon at work, or bigger decisions such as what career to train for or whether to move to a new area. When you are aware of the decisions you are making, there is nothing to regret.
Can regret ever be repaired?
Researchers Shai Davidai and Tom Gilovich studied why that happens with regret. What they found is that when you make a choice that you or someone else says is wrong, you can repair it. Let’s say you chose to go on a date with someone new instead of going to a coworker’s birthday party.