Bucket List Prompt:
- When you think about a bucket list, do you only think of including wild adventures or material things? Your bucket list should help you achieve a fulfilling life and cover all facets! Consider including items from these categories:
- Travel + Adventure
- Material + Financial
- Physical + Mental Health
SLEEP IN A TEEPEE
Teepee tents are bursting with character, and depending on when and where you stay, it can be cheaper than booking a hotel room. Fancy a more upscale camping experience? Try a teepee lodge! They’re so homely, you might never want to actually go home!
KEEP A CARNIVOROUS PLANT
Unique, mysterious, and potentially a little out of your comfort zone. If you’re a plant lover and have only chosen ‘traditional’ houseplants, why not spice up your collection with a venus flytrap, pitcher plant, or even a beautiful butterwort?
DONATE CRAZY LONG HAIR TO THE PRINCESS FOUNDATION
If you have long locks, consider growing them out just a little longer than you normally would before going for a cut. Charities such as the Princess Foundation are desperate more than ever for long hair donations. Can you help make a little girl’s wish come true?
SLEEP UNDER THE STARS
A billion-star hotel. Grab a tent and head somewhere with little to no light pollution for a gorgeous view of our universe and the Milky Way.
LET A DART DECIDE YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
Seeking to add a little spontaneity to your life? Let a dart decide where you jet off to next. Hoist a map onto a wall, throw a dart and wherever it lands, go! Rule out any warzones, and just make sure where you’re going is safe.
Double check the advice your country’s government gives on travel to that area to prevent any unwanted surprises.
RIDE A FAST ROLLER COASTER
Some of the fastest roller coasters in the world include Formula Rossa, UAE (149mph), Kingda Ka, USA (128mph), Steel Dragon, Japan (95mph), and Millenium Force, USA (93mph).
SLEEP IN AN UNDERWATER HOTEL
One of my bucket list items! If you’ve followed me and my journey for some time you’ll know that I’m a water baby through and through, so naturally, I’m dying to fall asleep counting fish for once, instead of sheep. Underwater hotel rooms are covered with reinforced glass so you can see all sorts of wonderful creatures floating above you.
DANCE IN THE RAIN
You’ll be surprised at just how alive you feel after doing this.
SPONSOR A CHILD’S WISH
A real feel-good bucket list moment. Make both yours and a child’s day by sponsoring their one last wish on trusted charity sites such as Make a Wish.
Whether you can donate the full amount needed or just a few dollars (pounds), it all helps. Read through some of the incredible stories, and see which child (children) you’d like to help.
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Nothing can seem crazier than starting your own business, especially when you have a job already. I know you’ve probably had an idea for many, many years.
Why not make that dream a reality, even if you only start small at first. What if everything worked out 10x better than you could have imagined? One life. No regrets.
MAKE PASSIVE INCOME EVERY DAY
Many people dream of making passive income every day, and despite what many tell you, there are ample ways to do this that don’t involve drop shipping, selling other people’s items, or scams.
Do some research and then set yourself mini milestones to achieve this goal.
SIP COCKTAILS OVER AN INFINITY POOL
Infinity pools like this luxurious one in Jade Mountain, St Lucia, or this tropical one in Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia are just two of the many choices available to you.
SEND A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Write an inspirational note, a poem, or even your life story and send it away in a glass bottle for a complete stranger to find. You never know where it might end up, or who might end up reading it.
INVEST IN A TOTAL CULTURAL IMMERSION EXPERIENCE
If you’ve ever wanted to experience life in a country like a local, total cultural immersion is the way to go. There are programs you can join if you want to do it with others, or if you’re looking for a truly authentic experience, go it alone and explore the culture and language yourself.
DO INNER SHADOW WORK
If you know what a spiritual awakening is, you’ll likely have heard of doing ‘inner shadow work’. The inner shadow is believed to be the part of us that we bury through traumatic experiences over time.
Shadow work such as journaling is said to help heal and release negative emotions trapped within us. It’s a great way to explore and overcome your limitations!
TRAVEL SOLO (EVEN IF ONLY ONCE)
It might seem daunting but you’ll learn a lot about yourself along the way. It’s one of the greatest personal growth and development journeys you can embark on.
LEARN HOW TO PUBLIC SPEAK
One of the world’s most valued skills, and one of the ones most people are afraid of. Sign up for a class or course so you can rock a presentation or speech wherever you go (and potentially bag that next big promotion).
LIVE IN A TINY HOUSE
Declutter and minimize. Sometimes what we think we want in life isn’t always what’s best for us, and that goes with fancy cars and houses too.
If you’re looking to downgrade and live a very simple life, consider purchasing a tiny house, or building your own. They’re cost-effective, and you can make them look as luxurious or rustic as you like.
BUILD YOUR OWN HOME
Whether it’s a lifelong dream or ambition, building your own home is a once in a life milestone to be celebrated.
SPLURGE ON A LUXURY CHAMPAGNE
Treat yourself, and for once make that luxury, more expensive champagne bottle on the menu yours.
HAVE DINNER IN THE SKY
There are restaurants around the world that let you take your traditional dinner reservation into the sky. And, surprisingly, these dinners are fairly affordable with a two-course meal for 2 people costing around $45.
WATCH A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE
Not much in life is certain, but getting to watch a beautiful sunrise every morning is guaranteed. Would you believe there are health benefits to watching a sunrise?
WRITE A BOOK
There’s a famous saying, ‘there’s a story in everyone just waiting to be told, and I completely agree! Whether you’ve dreamed of 4 or 5 figure book deals or just simply want to write a book for your own personal records, this is something everyone should attempt at least once. After all, some of the most famous authors didn’t intend to become authors.
HAVE AN ARTICLE WRITTEN ABOUT YOU
It’s always nice to be recognized for your work!
LEARN TO RIDE A BOAT
One of my top bucket list ventures! Learning to take a small boat out to sea and dock it again seems like such an amazing experience, and something not everyone can do either! One day I would love to lead a remote expedition on a boat.
ATTEND A RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Go back in time with an authentic period-themed Renaissance Festival. Dress up, enjoy a banquet fit for a queen, or a bucket full of ‘slosh’ for a ‘peasant, and experience everything the 1300s-1700s had to offer.
Most festivals are brimming with theatrical acts, arts and crafts as well wineries, to keep the whole family entertained.