These are the top five regrets of people dying as described in Australian nurse Bonnie Ware’s book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

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.

After reading this do you think you wish to make some changes in your life?

For a more full description of each point read Top Five Regrets of the Dying on the Guardian News Website.