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Regrets? We have more than a few: New survey reveals we spend almost 8,000 hours of our lives ruing our past decisions

  • Main rued decisions include careers choices, break ups and not travelling  
  •  The average person spends an average of 110 hours each year regretting things 
  •  79 per cent of people wish they took more risks, with many thinking they’d be happier, richer or in their dream job. 

We spend 7,994 hours of our lives dwelling on regrets and most of us think we’d be better off and happier if we had taken more risks, a survey has found.

Decisions rued include choosing the wrong career, splitting with a first love and not travelling more when young.

The average person spends 110 hours each year regretting things – the equivalent of 500 waking days over a lifetime.

We spend 7,994 hours of our lives dwelling on regrets and most of us think we’d be better off and happier if we had taken more risks, a survey has found

Often it’s the things people didn’t do which cause most pain, with 79 per cent wishing they took more risks.

Had they done so, 29 per cent believe they would be happier, 37 per cent say they would be richer and 17 per cent suspect they might be in their dream job, according to the survey for KP Nuts.

A quarter of people (23 per cent) still hold a torch for an old flame while 57 per cent wish for another job. 

For 44 per cent, fear of failure stops them trying new things.

Had they done so, 29 per cent believe they would be happier, 37 per cent say they would be richer and 17 per cent suspect they might be in their dream job, according to the survey for KP Nuts

Had they done so, 29 per cent believe they would be happier, 37 per cent say they would be richer and 17 per cent suspect they might be in their dream job, according to the survey for KP Nuts

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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