We have such a short time on this earth yet few of us pause to think about how we want to spend that time.
That is why a bucket list, a list of everything that you want to be, do, have, and experience in life can really help you live life to the fullest.
If you want to live a life filled with achievement, success, fun, and adventure, you need to dream BIG!
This is NOT a dress rehearsal – we must make the most of our time with the resources we have available.
Making a bucket list is a fun way to clarify which activities and experiences you think will bring you joy and life satisfaction. Remember it’s never too late to start a list to try, or discover, something new!
Your list can help serve as a road map for creating a life you love – but do try not to get too caught up in feeling that you MUST achieve each one of them!
Here are some bucket list theme ideas which may help you discover the activities which best suit you.
Simple Bucket List Ideas
To start, here are some common things that people may include when considering what they want to achieve in their life
- Graduate high school
- Go to college/university
- Fall in love
- Get married
- Find a job you love
- Have a fulfilling career
- Have children
- Buy a house
- Become a grandparent
The Travel Bucket List
There may be specific things we want to do, and travel is required to do them. Or there may be specific places we want to see and explore.
Here are some Bucket List ideas for Travel
- Go on a cruise
- Go on safari
- Go snorkeling
- Celebrate another country’s holiday
- Hike in a rainforest
- Go to an aquarium
- Sleep in a teepee or yurt
- Stay at a bed and breakfast
- Stay in a resort hotel
- Stay the night in a treehouse home
- Stay in an ice hotel
- Travel on a train
- See all 7 continents
- Go wine tasting at a vineyard
The Fun Bucket List
Fortunately, there are also lots of fun bucket list items which can be achieved without traveling across the world. Some might even be done closer to home.
- Learn to play chess
- Run a marathon
- Finish a classic novel
- Set a Guinness world record
- Ride a roller coaster
- Go paddle boarding
- Take a friendcation (a trip with friends)
- See your favorite band in concert
- Go white water rafting
- Go ziplining
- Ride a motorcycle
The Career-Related Bucket List
In addition to doing fun things, we may also want to consider accomplishments we would like to achieve. Maybe we want to reach a certain level in our career or make a certain amount of money.
Here are some career-driven ideas:
- Mentor someone
- Master a new work-related skill
- Speak at a conference or event
- Start a purpose-driven business
- Lead a major project
- Write a book
- Teach a workshop
- Pay off all your debt
- Pay off the mortgage
- Study for a master’s or PhD
- Become a millionaire
- Achieve financial independence
- Retire early
The Unique Bucket List
Each of us has our own unique qualities, interests, and desires. These are the things we really care about and give us a sense of purpose or fulfillment.
Unique Bucket List Ideas
- Support a cause that’s important to you through donations or volunteering
- Paint a painting
- Go green and reduce your footprint to 0
- Do a week-long digital detox
- Go vegan for one month
- Meditate every day
- Dye your hair a crazy colour
- Get a tattoo
- Get a six-pack
- Become a black belt in karate
- Try reiki
- Try acupuncture
- Conquer a lifelong fear
- Read 10 classic novels
- Become fluent in a new language
- Learn how to code
- Ride an e-bike
- Knit a jumper
- Learn how to ski
- Learn how to surf
- Go horseback riding
- Climb a mountain
- Learn how to play an instrument
- Go on a blind date
- Eat at a Michelin star restaurant
- Volunteer at the local animal shelter
At Magenta we would love to know – what’s on your bucket list?
Go on think about it – and dream BIG!
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