People have lots of different reasons for starting a bucket list. It could be a health scare, the death of a close friend or family member, or just a desire for adventure. Whatever the case, a bucket list can be a fun excuse to get a bit more done in your life. This is a guide to creating your own bucket list, and getting things done.
Step 1: Research
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A good way to figure out exactly what you want to get done through your bucket list is to do a bit of research. Find out what others have done, and decide whether you want to do them too. Watch The Bucket List on DVD, get yourself a copy of Richard Horne's book 101 Things to Do Before You Die, or buy a copy of The Lonely Planet's TRAVEL book. Get inspired by amazing things others have done, and amazing places all over the world.
Step 2: Writing the List Begin compiling your list. Get a notebook dedicated to your cause, or you could even start a blog to document your journey. Make sure you write it all down, so that you always have something to look back at.
Step 3: Saving the Money
Generally finishing a bucket list doesn't come cheap, so you might need to save up a bit of extra money to complete everything you want to do. Start by working out roughly how much each activity will cost you, then work out what ones you'll be able to achieve now, and what you'll have to save for. Grab a money box and start saving all your left over coins and $5 notes to go towards your list, or open up a new savings account and start a savings plan. Ubank offer a great online savings account, that motivates you to save more by helping you create specific goals.
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Step 4: Completing the List The best bit about a bucket list is completing everything on it. Everyone's list will be different so this step is going to vary for everyone. Decide exactly where you want to complete things on your list. We know your list might be very different, but here are a few places that could help you complete some of your bucket list items:
Step 5: Be Prepared to Fail You might run out of money half way through your round the world trip, or never get a chance to visit the moon. There is a pretty high chance that you wont get to complete every task on your bucket list, so be prepared for it and don't give yourself a hard time about it. The greatest thing about a bucket list is having a go, stepping out of your comfort zone and having a little adventure. So whatever the outcome, make sure you have fun.
If you've started a bucket list, then let us know the things that are highest on your list. Or do you have any exciting adventures you've already completed?