If you need a little excitement in your life, it’s time to work on a bucket list. This is a simple written record of things you want to accomplish before you die. Items can range from the mundane to the extreme and the sky is the limit! As you create your own list, here are ten items you need to make sure to include.
1. Fall in Love
No life is complete without a little romance, so you need to make sure you include some on your list. You don’t have to have a fifty year marriage to accomplish this item, but you do need to know what it feels like to fall in love for the first time.
2. Take a Trip
Pick a destination that you have always dreamed of visiting and then include it on your bucket list. Whether you want to take a road trip across the country or hop a plane across the world, travel should be on the list.
3. Meet Someone Famous
Who is your favorite celebrity? Whether you are into a cool band or a famous actor, make it one of your goals to meet the person of your dreams!
4. Do Something Risky
You could go sky diving or parasailing. You could take flying lessons or go bungee jumping. Pick an adventure and add it to your list.
5. Conquer a Fear
If you are terrified of roller coasters, make it a point to ride one anyway. If you are afraid of spiders, visit a wildlife center where you have to get up close with one. Conquering your fears is exhilarating and should be part of your bucket list.
6. Engage Your Mind
Choose some books from the best seller list and add them to your bucket list. It’s important to engage your mind and so find a way to incorporate this.
7. Serve Others
The true meaning of life is about more than living for your own interests. If you really want to make a difference, find a way to serve other people. This might mean volunteering in an orphanage or serving food at a local soup kitchen.
8. Learn to Dance
Dancing is a guaranteed way to have a good time. If you are already a dancing machine, make it a point to take lessons to learn something new like the Tango or Salsa dancing. If you have never danced before, hit the dance floor and give it a try.
9. Do Karaoke
It might sound cheesy, but no life is complete without a round of horrible Friday night karaoke. Add this to your list. You won’t be sorry!
10. Speak the Truth
Make it a point to tell the people you love how you feel about them. Don’t be embarrassed to put it out there. At the end of your life, you will be glad you told them what was on your mind.
These are ten things to get you started on creating your own bucket list. Use these as a jumping off point to figure out the many other adventures you want to take in life. What else would you add to your personal bucket list?
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