what people put on their bucket lists
Do you have a wish set of things you want to do in your lifetime? Some might call this list a bucket list, due to the most popular 2007 comedy-drama movie "The Bucket List ".I created a list of things I might like to do in my own lifetime before I just knew the definition of bucket list even existed. In fact, I have two lists, one is called my "travel wish list" and another is "things I might like to do list ".But they are both basically a bucket list only the travel wish list comes with an "accomplish by" date.
I have already been encouraged by what people put on their bucket lists and several friends to talk about this idea and what I have discovered as it might inspire or help someone else. I created both lists in my own early twenties before I was married and had kids. While I realize not everyone likes to visit, I have discovered the absolute most thus far from trying to perform my travel wish list, so I'm going to target on this 1 and tell you my lessons learned.
As you may guess by the title, "travel wish list", it contains all of the places I want to visit, at the very least by my early twenties. Through the years I have added a few new places to the list although not many. The goal was to perform the list by age 50, which at the time seemed pretty far away. Given that I'm in my own 40′s, age 50 doesn't seem past an acceptable limit away. With nevertheless, over the last few years I have grown to be a great deal more strategic in my own travels assured to test an area from my list normally as possible.
I included about 26 places on my list. The plan was to perform the cities in the United States and the Caribbean by the time I was 50 and leave the international travel without any "accomplish by" date. Here are a few of my lessons learned from my travel wish list:
1. Writing your goals down helps to keep you focused. Having places I want to visit written down has caused it to be easier when I'm planning a vacation. The same is true for just about any bucket list. When you yourself have it written down it makes it easier for you really to know exactly what you would like to complete so when you have the time you know what you would like to do. It is a big style saver.
2. Setting your intention is key. My intention when I created my travel wish list was to perform it by age 50. When we set an intention it prepares us and we're prone to work towards the intention that was set even when we run into obstacles. I'm happy to report that my intention of completing this list by age 50 looks pretty good.
3. Look at your list. This can be a critical piece. If you write your bucket list and never view it then you might forget what's onto it that may lead you to not accomplishing it. In fact, if I would have looked over my list a little more frequently I believe I would have checked off a few more places sooner.
4. Have gratitude for everything you have accomplished. I'm very grateful for checking off so lots of the places on my travel wish list and I'm grateful for the locations that I have already been as well as my list. Have gratitude for yourself on things you accomplish, you most likely do for others, so why don't you for yourself.
5. Know that it's okay to add to your list. The list isn't emerge stone. There might be times you want to add something to your list so go for it. I added a few places over the years and I have several new locations that I want to add to a brand new travel wish list once that one is completed. We're always learning and growing and once you get excited about something new that you may want to try that feeds your spirit, so add it in the event that you want.
6. Be flexible not rigid. I realized that the list I created in my own twenties might certainly not be where I want to go now that I'm in my own forties. Because I have had the chance to visit to numerous places that were not on my list, I have realized some of these "not on the list" places have fulfilled me in one of the ways or another and the necessity to see a few cities that were originally on my list isn't there any longer. Here's an example- I'd plans come july 1st to test off Connecticut. When I visited plan the trip I really could not figure out where in Connecticut I wanted to go. I looked over maps and, I Googled places but I was coming up empty. The thing I really could develop was Mystic, Connecticut and that was because I remembered an 80′s movie called Mystic Pizza that was filmed in Mystic, Connecticut. I decided, with the aid of a pal, that it was okay to take Connecticut off my list. I had been to Boston and Rhode Island and visited a few cities in both and felt that might be part of why I was having difficulty figuring out where to go in Connecticut. I believe Connecticut can be beautiful but at this point in my entire life I chose to take it off the list. It is very important to allow yourself to be flexible. If it doesn't feel right anymore then remove it from your own bucket list and know that it's okay because it's your list. You haven't failed you may of just changed a little.