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January 15, 2015

Why it is Good to Create a Bucket List

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Thinking about a bucket list should never be depressing. A bucket list is simply a list full of your lifetime hopes and dreams. Though the thought of a bucket list can also be daunting, these lists are good for everyone to make. No matter where you are at in life, creating a bucket list is a pleasant idea for a number of reasons. Today, I am going to be discussing some of the various reasons why it is good to create a bucket list. 

It Helps You Learn More about Yourself


A bucket list can tell you a lot about a person. A bucket list will often tell you what you want out of life. If your bucket list is filled with major adventures, such as parachuting and flying a plane, you may be a thrill seeker who needs more adventure in their everyday life. Do you have a list filled with places that you want to visit? You may be a lover of travel, who needs to schedule more time for trips and cultural engagement.  After you make your bucket list, you should consider adding some of these activities into your year to enjoy often. 

Gives you something to look forward to


A bucket list is more like a lifetime list. The expiration date is as long as yours is, often giving you decades of time to accomplish many goals. Most of us live lives of routines filled with work, kids, errands, bills, and other necessities that we must take care of day in and day out. Fulfilling even one item on your bucket list gives you something to look forward to. Being able to live out a lifelong goal can often seem like a fantasy and is a dream come true when you are finally able to cross off the activity and move on to the next one.

Bucket lists are something just for you


As a spouse, parent, child, or coworker, you share much of your life with the people around you. The creation of a bucket list is solely for you. Only your goals, hopes, wacky dreams, and most beloved activities go on the list. The bucket list is something that you get to create and perform for yourself, without anyone else’s knowledge or input. Everyone always needs something of his or her own.

The list can help set up your life goals


If some of the items on your list are life goals, such as opening a business or owning real estate, a bucket list can actually help you set up to live the life of your dreams. Once you finally have the money saved to open a business, remembering your bucket list may help invest it in your lifelong dream, rather than selecting something else. Living the life of your dreams may seem difficult at times; however, bucket list items can be the items that help to shape your life when you are given the chance to live your goals. 

Need ideas what to add to your bucket list?  Check out this book More Than a Bucket List.

What is one item that you have on your bucket list?

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  1. I do not have a bucket list and I do need one the first thing on that list would be to go to Disney World since I have never been.

    1. Kita you definitely need to go to Disney World some day. It is the happiest place on earth!

  2. I've been meaning to write a post with my Arkansas bucket list for a while now. Some of the things that I want to do in Arkansas include going digging for diamonds and taking a train ride on a restored train.

    1. That is a great idea Sonya! I haven't thought about doing a bucket list of doing things here in Atlanta. I'm always thinking about other places out of state to travel to.

  3. Great topic even though I don't have a bucket list, there are a few things that I would like to accomplish before I leave this world.

    1. You should create one because it will help you work harder at accomplishing your goals.

  4. For years, I would say I don't have a bucket list and last year I realized that I did. I started a Pinterest board of my bucket list items and one is to go to an Ellen show. I really love her show and would love to be in her audience. It seems so fun!

    1. Speak it into existence and you'll be in front row seats at her show! Also start tweeting to her show and check to see if Ellen has a PR contact.