Many people draw up bucket lists as a way to motivate themselves, including activities that challenge them. Or things they’ve always wanted to do, see, or learn about. Creating a bucket list doesn’t mean you have to fill it with everything that scares you, like bungee jumping! It could be anything from learning a new language, to travelling the world.
Start Making Lists
If you’re thinking about creating a bucket list, start by writing down everything you would love to do, see, experience before your time comes. The, once you’ve completed your list, go back down it and separate it into two smaller lists. On one list you’ll have everything that’s going to be easier to achieve – such as going out for a meal at a fancy restaurant perhaps. Then on the other list you’ll have everything that might take a might longer, need more planning, or money.
Bucket List Ideas
Incase you’re stuck for things to get you started, here are a few things to get your ideas flowing.
- Learn a new language
- Travel the world
- Learn how to surf
- Go on a hot air balloon ride
- Take up a sport
- Swim with dolphins
- See whales swimming by
- Learn how to play an instrument
- Learn how to cook/bake
- Drive your dream car
- Take your family on holiday
- Go skydiving netheravon
- See the Golden Gate Bridge
- Walk along the great wall of China
However, your bucket list should be all about YOU. What do you want to see, do, and experience? For example, don’t go and do a bungee jump just because you think that’s what a bucket list should include. However, on the other side, try to think of a few things that might push you outside your comfort zone a little. I once was given a hot air balloon ride as a birthday gift. I’m terrified of heights and flying so almost didn’t do it. Once I was up there though, it was amazing and I’m so glad I did it.
Once you have an idea of what you’d like to do and see, you can start to think about the ones that mean more to you. For example, if you have a few very expensive items on your list, prioritise the one/s you would like to do first – incase you run out of money for the rest. Perhaps it’s been your dream to see the Golden Gate Bridge with your own eyes, in person. This could be a very expensive trip, however if it means more to you than the rest, then focus on making it happen.
Although this could be your big adventure, also don’t forget about the smaller ones too. You could sprinkle a few smaller bucks list ideas in while you wait for your big dream one to happen.
You could look in to flights, research when the best time to go would be. I hear if you go in September or October, you’re very likely to see whales swimming by too which would be pretty amazing!