You’ll Have Less Regrets
A recent Stanford University study asked more than 3,000 participants nationwide if they had a bucket list, and found that 91 percent of participants did indeed have a “bucket list,” or a list of things they hope to do before they die.
At the top of their lists? Travel, followed by accomplishing a goal, like finishing a degree and learning to swim.
“The number one emotion I see in patients when they are dying is regret,” study author VJ Periyakoil, director of the Stanford Palliative Care Education and Training Program in California, told Reuters.
A bucket list not only helps keep you accountable to your goals, but it can also be used as a guide for doctors who want to make sure that their patients’ lives are as full and meaningful as possible, for as long as they can.