Writing a ‘bucket list’ brings you one step closer towards making some of these goals a reality, however it can be more difficult than you think to actually put a list together.
‘The Bucket List’ was a 2007 American comedy-drama film in which two terminally ill men go on a road trip with a list of things to do before they ‘kick the bucket’ hence the term ‘bucket list’.
We’ve put together our top tips which will not only help you write a list that is meaningful, but actually put it into action.
Starting your list is probably the easy part. The first few things should come quite easily as we all have aspirations and wishes, but forming a list that is going to give you what you want to achieve from life is tricky. Check out what other people have listed online as this might give you some inspiration. You might not necessarily want to do what they have listed, but it could give you some good ideas that you never really thought of.
We’re all fickle deep down, what might interest you now might not be something you feel the same way about later in life. Start small, think of three things you would really like to do but have never had the chance to do, then add to it as and when you think of something. Equally, your life might change in a way that it doesn’t allow for what you’ve listed.
The key here is do what you want to do, not what everyone else is doing. It’s easy to compromise when thinking of things you’d like to see or experience, but think outside the box and consider what is meaningful to you.
If all of your goals are difficult to accomplish you will quickly get discouraged and may not make the progress you’d like. Think of things that can be done with little or no budget that will still mean a lot to you. For example, face a phobia or rekindle an old friendship.
Don’t include anything and everything you can think of, it has to be achievable otherwise you may struggle to tick things off. Finances are probably the biggest worry when it comes to writing and completing your list, but you never know what the future will hold so don’t necessarily discount lavish ideas. The important thing here is to not put too much pressure on yourself.
I wonder if breathing life into his cherished cars is the antithesis of his profession. Ian is the owner on Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield after all.
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