“It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences, than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.”
If I tell you that you’ll die after few moments! what are the things you’ll regret not doing?
I don’t mean to intimidate you or make you feel sad
But, through our lives, we get so wrapped up in life and we forget to enjoy the simple details of our day.
I’ve read an article and watched a video by the beautiful Camden Scott that inspired me to write this blog post and ask myself (If I was on my deathbed, what am I going to regret not doing? and why?)
After thinking for several minutes I’ve found so many things that I’ll regret. The more I think the more I find things I’m regretting!
And I think you and me have some things in common just like I had things in common with the article and the video.
Not living true to myself and the way (I) want
I guess we can all share this one, we work so hard in our lives, not for us, but just to hear some praise from our parents, family, and society.
My personality, sexuality, the things I genuinely care about and love. I tried to hide them and present a different image of myself to be liked by others or at least to not hear a criticism from my very judgemental Middle-Eastern society.
And eventually, not feeling happy about myself but feeling disappointed in myself for burying my true self just for society.
Not trying new things
New things make me super anxious! I’m always lacking some courage to do a new thing.
And I truly regret every beautiful experience I missed because of my anxiety and my fear of the unknown.
Wasting my time on toxic people/being distant from people I love
I wish I took care of myself more by not wasting my energy on people who won’t do me anything but harm! That would’ve saved me from my IBS or made it at least slightly less painful.
I’d also regret not connecting more with my family, friends and even getting to know new people. My social anxiety gets the best of me and made it harder for me to socialize, but it’s something I’m working on because really I don’t want to regret that I didn’t make an effort and tried to overcome it.
Simply, not living happily
As simple as this may sound, but are we actually happy? and what does it mean to be happy?
For me, it means to simply be in the moment and try as much as I can to have a stress-free life! It can be really hard but there are things you can do to relax and get it together. Sometimes, we do get so caught up in our sadness that we forget at the end it will all fade away.
I’d regret having a restless mind full of thoughts about my existence and my future which leads to anxiety *surprise*. And if I look back at my life I’d find it simple and beautiful but I’m the one who’s choosing to see it in this way.
If you reached this line, then congrats! you’re still breathing
You still have the chance to change all your regrets and set new life goals.
Finally, tell me! What will you regret?
I’d love to know if we have something in common or is it totally different things?