Have you prepared your bucket list?


The New Year is finally here. 2018 has arrived and I am sure one of the thoughts that crossed
your mind was “wow, time flies!”. Or at least something like that. A lot of people make
resolutions for the new beginning. Some stick to it, but most don’t. Have you thought about
doing a bucket list instead? I'm sure you've heard of this term before. You can make a small list
of what you want to accomplish this year, or a long list of what you want to do before your life
is over. It's a great idea no matter what you decide on because it is something more attainable
since you can cross thing off it.

There are so many reasons why you should make a bucket list. It gets your brain thinking and
gives you goals to strive for. Life passes by rather quickly, it's important to make the most of it.
Here are a few reasons why you should make your own bucket list:

1. Purpose
A bucket list gives you a purpose in life. It's something you know you want to do. It gives you
goals to reach for, something to get out of life.
2. Focus
It gives you something to focus on. How many times have you drawn a blank on what you want
to do with your free time? Now you know. Got some time off coming up or a free weekend?
Why not check something off your bucket list? The list gives you something to work towards.
3. Direction
Your bucket list gives you some direction in life. It helps to guide you towards new things and
new experiences. This one sort of ties together the purpose and focus. You focus on your list, it
gives you a sense of direction in your life and a purpose.
4. Goals
It's important to set goals for yourself, and a bucket list does just that. You don't have to give it
a time period either. The list goes on for the rest of your life, there's no rush. Most of us fall
through with our New Year's resolution, I know I hardly ever stick to mine. I do better with long
term goals, something that I know I want to do, but don't feel like I'm forced to do.
5. Memories
Life is all about making memories. Your bucket list certainly will give you plenty of them. They
will be memories you will hold onto forever, and give you great stories to tell other people. It'll
be nice to look back on the things you've accomplished, something to make you feel proud of
6. Move On
Life can get pretty tough sometimes, but it important to keep pushing forward. Your bucket list is the perfect thing to help get you out of a funk. Go out and try something new, something you've always wanted to do. It'll help get your mind of things for a while and get you to move on.
7. Discover
Think of all the new things and places you'll discover. You'll add to your life experiences. I'm
sure traveling somewhere is on most of our bucket lists.
8. Explore
Jumping off of discovering something new, is exploring something new. Explore the world.
9. Learning
With exploring comes learning which is always a good thing. Learn a new language, learn a new
cultures, learn about anything. Put yourself out there. Discover, explore, learn.
10. Never Ending
The last reason to make a bucket list is that it's never ending. You can always come up with new
ideas, always try new things. It's not a list that's meant to be completed.
I highly recommend creating your own bucket list. I believe that it's definitely worth it. Set goals
for yourself, get out there and discover something new. Make the most of your life.