Let go of the dated concept that a “bucket list” is only about things you want to do before you die. A bucket list can be an inventory of things you would like to try or achieve… today, tomorrow, this year, or whenever. Some people like to attach a time limit to their list, but it isn’t necessary. Many of us prefer to leave our lists open ended, without any time restraints. It’s your list. You make the rules.
When writing your bucket list, you can be as imaginative as you would like to be. Of course, it makes sense to be practical about what you include. After all, it is more fun and rewarding to have a list of things that are actually possible to accomplish. In other words, actions or goals tailored to your personal abilities and financial resources.
When you really stop to think about it, there must be a myriad of things you haven’t tried yet, but would like to take a stab at someday. It can be fun to challenge yourself. See if you can come up with a few things that may take you out of your comfort zone yet are also realistic. For those of us in our seasoned years, it is especially important to keep our health and safety in mind when putting together a bucket list. Never, ever include something that may put your health and wellbeing at risk.
Remember, your bucket list is like any typical “to-do” list. You are not obligated to cross off everything on the list. It is always okay to change your mind about something on your list or let an item slide.
Here are some things you may want to consider for your bucket list: