How To Have the Perfect Bucket List   

By Sydney Newcomb

Most people don’t think twice about a bucket list until later on in life or until they get some not so good news. But why should we wait until then to do things we’ve always wanted to do? Go skydiving as soon as you’re 18, go to Bora Bora, learn how to surf, go snorkeling, do it all! Don’t let anything hold you back from accomplishing your biggest and wildest dreams.

Having a bucket list allows us to set goals for ourselves. According to Lifehack.org, we are more likley to stick with our goals and resoultions if we write them down. so go ahead write your bucket list down and keep it somewhere you’ll look at it almost everyday to remind yourself of all the things you're going to do. Whether you write it down on sticky notes and place them around your room or just write them down in your special notebook either way they will both remind you to accomplish your goals not only faster but better.

Some of the most popular things on a bucket list include:

  • Go skydiving

  • Learn how to fly a plane                                       

  • Visit every continent in the world

  • Visit every state in the U.S.

  • Learn a new language

  • Get a six pack abs (or just be healthier)

  • Visit their dream city/country

  • Climb a mountain                      

  • Go to the Super Bowl

While there are millions of activities to accomplish that thousands of people will never do, you can make them possible by simply making a bucket list. Things as simple as making good grades this year in school or waking up 30 extra minutes to get a quick workout in are great starters. It’s smart to start your bucket list off with smaller desires such as these in the beginning. If you start out small and gradually get larger, you will be up to skydiving and traveling the world in no time!

One thing that hold people back from accomplishing them from completing their lists is fear. Yes, this world is scary. But if you let fear stop you from doing everything else you wouldn’t be able to do anything much less try and accomplish some of your wildest goals. You have to live absolutely every moment like it’s your last. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone every now and then, it will make you a stronger person mentally.

Bucket list items are never really meant to be achieved, what are you supposed to do once you reach the end of your list? You can’t just stop living your life to the fullest when you accomplish them all.  One of the biggest things to remember when making your list is to have options. Don’t just make your list a bunch of bizarre things that could take you years to complete. Make sure you incorporate some goals that are more achievable such as cutting your hair, trying a new food, or becoming a morning person when you most definitely are not. Making your bucket list a variety will allow you to accomplish goals all throughout your life.

Remembering some of these simple things will help you succeed in fulfilling your bucket list maybe even a little faster. Just stay focused on what you want to accomplish, but make sure to add some of your wildest dreams on there too!