Getting In Touch With Your ValuesWhen you make a list of all the things you’d like to do, this activity may be a springboard to becoming more aware of what’s really important to you. When you start thinking about what you really want to do, you can find perspective on how you are currently spending your time, and on what you’d like to be doing, so the tie and energy for things that really matter to you aren’t eaten up by the time you put into the things that matter less. Making a bucket list can help you remember what you value the most.
Remembering Your GoalsWhen we feel we have lots of time ahead of us—a new summer, a new year, a whole lifetime—we may think about what we’d like to do with it. Then, “real life” takes over, and we may focus more on our day-to-day goals and less on our goals for fun, excitement, stress relief, or on our long-term goals. Creating a bucket list can keep us in touch with these goals we have, and can help us keep track of them as we plan them into our lives and check them off upon completion.
Getting CreativeNothing gets creative juices flowing like a good brainstorming session. Creating a bucket list can help you tap into the creative part of you that dreams bigger, nurtures your inner child, and makes life more worthwhile. Once you’ve put your creative side into play by creating the bucket list, your everyday self can stay inspired to put those dreams and plans into action.
Enjoying LifeSimply creating the list can be fun. Sharing your list with others, revisiting your list over time, and checking off your experiences as you collect them, can all be ways to enjoy life more, and share the fun.
Keeping Track Of Peak ExperiencesCreating a bucket list can be inspirational. While you may not complete every item on your list, you will likely complete some, and get more out of your life than if you hadn’t created the list. These are the experiences you may remember the most in life, that may change who you are in a positive way.
However you use your bucket lists, they can be a positive experience that can be utilized to fit your needs. See this on how to create a bucket list to relieve stress and enhance your life.