Have you ever set a bucket list for yourself? Fifty things you would want to do before you die or settle in life? This is so interesting to do and, of course, will give you immense happiness and pleasure.
Firstly, one has to understand what a bucket list is. It lists all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill, and life experiences you desire to experience before you die. One doesn’t have to fulfill them at their old age before they die. You can go on with life and keep fulfilling a few of your items on the bucket list.
Most of us are too preoccupied with our daily activities to make the time. We all have a wish list of things we’d like to do someday but are putting off for various reasons. A bucket list is similar to planning a trip or vacation. Vacation is a time to relax and enjoy yourself.
So is a bucket list. The objective of creating this list isn’t to instill some race against time or to create aversion toward death. The whole point of this is to maximize every moment and live life to the fullest. Who wouldn’t want to do extraordinary things for one’s happiness? It’s a reminder of all the things we want to achieve in our time and do things that matter to us.
Create Your Bucket List
There are simply no rules for your bucket list. I think this is the coolest part. Jot down all the little and big things you would want to do in life, things that make you happy, satisfied, and proud! If you already have a bucket list, you can refer to the points below and if they relate to you, add this too. Do not limit your bucket list to one number you have decided. It has to be everything you want to do. There are no round figures and no good last number- 57, 89, or anything. Let it be.
You could consider a few basic things- places you want to visit, NGOs you might want to work with, the food you want to eat, etc. It depends from person to person. So, do not let somebody think for you. Think for yourself, my friend. It is your bucket list! Here are 30 things you might relate to. Look at it and make up your bucket list.
1. Travel the World
Most of them will want to do this, and many have added it to their bucket list. One might have a list of places. Paris, Venice, NYC, Amsterdam, Sydney, Beijing, London, South Africa, India, and LA are familiar places people love to visit. This single activity opens you up to new people, cultures, places, languages, food, and whatnot! All-new experiences, away from your comfort zone- this is life!
2. Try a Restaurant Alone
One of your favorite food cuisines or restaurants. Visit it alone and enjoy the night with your first love- food.
3. Experience an Adventure Sport
Skydive, bungee jumping, and Paragliding are some sports you must try! Look for places online where you could do this and DO IT. These are also called extreme sports. While the experience may only last a couple of minutes, those few minutes will be some of the most memorable ones. We all have fears. Fear of heights, fear of spiders, failure, and fear of rejection are among them. This can also mean facing one of your biggest fears- height, water, etc. This is a must-have on your bucket list.
4. Learning a New Language
It is such a good feeling to learn a new language and converse with somebody in their language. Select one of the long lists of languages, and learn it perfectly- speak, read, write.
This is a must-have on your bucket list. Trust me, and it is enjoyable! How about learning sign language?
5. Achieve Your Ideal Weight
Spend a week or however long is required to gain the ideal and perfect weight you always wished to. Contact a trainer, burn your calories but do not give up. Wouldn’t you love to see yourself the way you always wanted to?
6. Volunteer for A Cause
This can mean working with an NGO or joining an event for a social cause- feeding the poor, and teaching the illiterate. Do your bit for society. It is a good feeling to make somebody feel happy. This is a must-have on your bucket list.
Volunteer work is one of the best ways to expose yourself to a new medium of helping people. There are tons of volunteer work, from assisting the elderly, being a mentor to kids at an orphanage, and more.
7. Run a Marathon
A marathon is a long-running race. Training and completing a marathon will develop your physical strength and endurance and mental persistence, will, and attitude.
8. Experience Marine Life from Close
Go scuba diving. There is a whole different life underwater. Do you know that 71% of the Earth’s surface is the ocean? Does it contain about 300 times the habitable volume of the terrestrial habitats on Earth because of the ocean’s depth? Do not miss the opportunity to get up close and personal with the marine life — and see, feel, and experience the vast ocean in person.
9. Learn a Strategy Game
Chess, Checkers, and Chinese Chess are some of the strategy games that would interest you enough not to stop playing them. You learn to play one of these fantastic games and build up a plan, strategy, anticipate future actions, etc.
10. Surprise Somebody You Love
It’s always heartwarming to come home to a nicely cooked dinner, have a bouquet sent to you at work, or even receive a simple text message from a loved one. Could you do it for someone? In our life’s journey, we meet and spend a lot of time closely with several people. Some remain some move away. Take time to let somebody know how much you love them. Surprise them, gift them something, or in fact, you could do a few of your bucket list items with them.
11. Accomplish a Goal
All of us have some passion or goal in life. Work hard and achieve it. It may be to do a doctorate in one of the many fields or pursue a profession. It may take a lot of time and effort, but do it with all your determination when it is for your well-being and happiness.
Some people pursue their passion part-time, while some make it their careers (or even turn their passion into a business). If something is your passion, you should turn it into your life’s work because that’s the most synergistic and rewarding path you can pursue.
12. Converse with A Stranger
You might meet so many people- similar or different to you, maybe when you travel or in your life. Befriend them. Talk to them. A connection can start anytime, anywhere, in any way. Not saying that the next stranger you contact will be your romantic partner, but rather a great friendship can start in any way.
13. Learn to Cook
When it comes to food, nothing beats a home-cooked meal. Try some ways to cook some of your favorite dishes. This is very enticing- to cook and eat the dish you have always loved.
14. Live Alone
Stay independent and alone in a different city, away from your hometown, pursuing your passion or profession. According to science, you learn to be responsible and independent, and living alone often results in a healthier social life.
15. Find a Drink of Your Choice
Go to a beautiful party with your best friends. Dance all night! Try a new drink and make it the most memorable night. Try different kinds of drinks. You may not necessarily try an alcoholic drink. Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. A wine appreciation class will allow you to try different types of wine.
16. Road Trip with Loved Ones
Take a road trip with your best friends (BFFs). While some would consider a road trip tiring, a road trip can be fun, especially when accompanied by the right people. Imagine going on a trip to Goa with your 4 best friends- just you guys hanging out and having the time of your lives together. More like a Bachelor’s party!
17. Learn to Drive Manual
Learn to drive a car (manual, of course). Buy a car when you are financially independent and learn to drive. Go on long drives with friends or alone. You will be so proud of yourself- trust me.
18. See Your Favorite Artist Live
I cannot imagine meeting my favorite celebrities live. I can’t think of how much fun it really would be. Rather than dreaming about meeting someone, how about making it happen? It sounds so much fun already.
19. Stay up Until Sunrise
Sunrises and sunsets are some of the most beautiful gifts from nature. And the best thing? We get to see them for free every day. Watch the darkly beautiful sky full of stars turn slowly to yellowish-orange. Stay up all night, watching the sky and stargazing. And read books, listen to music, and watch your favorite show under the night sky. Isn’t it beautiful to gaze into a sky filled with beautiful stars?
20. Try a New Hobby
A hobby is a regular activity done for enjoyment, typically during one’s leisure time. Hobbies can include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements. Choose a hobby depending on your interest and try it. photography is what I have been dreaming of trying.
21. Orate in Front of a Vast Crowd
Public speaking is known to be the greatest fear of most people. I had been terrified to address a massive crowd since I was at school- wondering if I would make stupid mistakes and blabber stupid stuff. It took me a long time to get over this fear.
I still don’t feel I could be there on stage with all the confidence and no fear. If you are like me, I think you should challenge yourself and overcome this silly thing.
22. Throw a Huge Party
Invite all your friends from school, Grad College, and all your acquaintances and throw a mega party. Plan, identify a venue, invite your people and enjoy the day! Throwing a mega party is not just about the drinks; it should be about having the right company — people whom you enjoy hanging around and who are great to converse with.
23. Get a Complete Makeover
Find a new look for yourself. Probably, a new hairstyle, hair color, new clothes (wardrobe). If you feel a little stagnant in your life, consider a makeover. Working out on a better physique is also a makeover! Permanent change in life needs to happen from the inside out.
24. Learn a New Musical Instrument
Who doesn’t like music? All of us certainly do. Try and learn to play a musical instrument. Learning to play a new instrument teaches you discipline and makes you smarter — did you know that musicians use both sides of their brains more frequently than ordinary people?
25. Learn to Fight
Be it martial art or boxing, go and admit yourself to one of the nearest centers and join them. Not only do martial arts help you to defend yourself, but it also improves your physical fitness, perseverance, honor, self-discipline, and self-development.
26. Keep a Journal
Writing, in general, helps you disentangle your thoughts. Journaling takes it to a new level. You understand yourself and your feelings better when you write them down. It has helped me monitor the condition of my heart. Why don’t you try it yourself?
27. Create Your Dream Home
You don’t need to be a millionaire to create your dream home, for there are many cheap yet creative furnishing options these days. All of us would have planned 100 different dream homes. Could you choose one of them and create it? No matter how old you get, you have all the freedom to make your own house.
28. See Snow
If you haven’t seen snow before, see it now! Try skiing. These are some must-dos in life. Remember to plan your trip. For some temperate countries, snow does not happen every year, so check the local weather forecasts and plan your trip accordingly.
29. Read a Book
Open Your Mind and Read a New Book, a Book in A Domain You’d Never Think of Reading!
30. Do You Know What Would Be the Last but The Best Thing to Do?
Tell 10 other people about your bucket list and encourage them to do so. Once you have experienced it, you wouldn’t think twice about telling people about it. You can also schedule a session to discuss your lists and build on them!