• Neha Kalavati

8 Simple yet effective tips to achieve your bucket list

What is life without unrealistic bucket list! Yet the list doesn't have to unachievable! Read to find out out how!

1. Be realistic, Start small

I still have the "things I should do before I die " list which I created years ago during my teenage. Although not even a single item is ticked off from that list till now. That bucket list was quite unrealistic to begin with(The irony however is that a bucket list by definition needs to be unrealistic). If you are just starting out, make sure you put attainable goals first. That way, You can easily achieve them and feel accomplished

Start small. Once you have ticked off a few items on the bucket list, go ahead and add slightly challenging ones and next time you see your bucket list you won't feel dejected and give up easily.

2. Categorize.

You can have multiple bucket lists based on the short-term and long-term. This way it won't be overwhelming for you to look at such a long list. Alternatively, you can split your bucket list into different categories based on your interests and add some fun into it.

Here are some examples.

  • Bucket lists to accomplish before turning 25/30/40.

  • Bucket list for summer/winter/rainy

  • Bucket list for the city you live in (you can add the things you want to do in the city you live in)

  • Bucket list for your relationship

  • Financial bucket list (for the money goals you want to reach)

  • Adventure bucket list (my personal favorite)

  • Creative bucket list

  • Travel bucket list

  • Things to do before you die

3. Have a deadline.

Items in your list will never be ticked off if you don't have a clear deadline. Pick three items from your bucket list and have a deadline of 6 months or one year. Set reminders. Don't just make a bucket list, take action.

4. Ask questions.

Ask yourself a series of questions to know what you truly desire to accomplish. Be clear about dreams and where you want to be in life, what you want to achieve in 1, 3, 5 years from now.

Here is a set of questions to start with that will help you build your bucket list.

  • What excites you the most?

  • What do you want to accomplish, If you were to die in a month/year?

  • what is your dream destination?

  • What would you do even if you didn't have unlimited time and money?

  • What are the skills you want to possess?

  • What are the activities that awaken your soul?

  • Who do you want to meet even if you didn't have a chance?

  • Who are the people you want to be with you when you experience life's thrilling moments?

  • What is the most thrilling life experience you want to live?

  • What makes you happy?

5. Find a partner.

Life's best experiences become more meaningful when you share it with another person. Find a person who has similar interests as yours and do it with them. The sense of accomplishment feels even more rewarding when you have someone to share it with.

6. Find inspiration.

Lookout for inspiration on Pinterest. Follow people on bucketlist.org. Read more blogs about the same.

Here are some useful sites to help you make a bucket list

7. The list should keep growing.

Make sure your list doesn't come to an end. A human should always have a reason to be active and adventurous. So don't hesitate while adding new goals and ideas to your bucket list!! Go crazy!!

8.Finally, some bucket list ideas to add them to your list.

  • Go paragliding

  • learn a new language

  • Do a bungee jump

  • learn a dance form

  • Go on a cruise

  • Go deep sea diving

  • Stay in nature for a week

  • Visit 7 wonders of the world

  • Be a bridesmaid/best man

  • Adopt an animal

  • Bathe in waterfalls

  • Visit The louvre in Paris

I hope you accomplish everything you set your mind to. I know you can and you will! cheers!

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