Number one on our bucket list is helping you fill yours. Living long is part of the goal, of course, but we believe it is even more important to live well. To us, a bucket list is more than a collection of thrilling experiences, it’s all the elements you put together to build an active, engaged life.
Here are a few ways you can think bigger and better:
Consider doing something you thought you’d never do**.**
Part of making a bucket list is doing things you have dreamed about doing. You’ve been thinking about it a long time–why not be that person who actually drives race cars or goes on an archaeological dig.
Experience the World**.**
Make a little extra money doing something completely new**.**
Increasingly, people are realizing the value of continuing to work and many are trying new things. There are plenty of flex jobs that can keep you active, connected and paid without cutting into your adventure time too much. Love cooking? Maybe try your hand at catering! You could even open your own business if you enjoy the experience.
With commitments to family, friends and work, make sure you carve out time for yourself. Maybe it’s time to let someone else be the emergency contact? Meanwhile (sometime soon, we hope), you can be Walking the Camino de Santiago from France through Spain to the Atlantic…or something.
Pay it forward in your community**.**
As the Dalai Lama said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Kids need mentors, teams need coaches, nonprofits need board members. There are so many ways to help out in your community or the bigger world (and many ways to do it virtually). Being part of the solution is way more than a mindfulness blogger’s Instagram post.
Discuss your bucket list with others.
Share your ideas and inspirations with others. It’s a great way to forge new friendships and strengthen existing relationships. Studies show that connection and engagement are key to longevity and that isolation can be downright dangerous. So, go get coffee and chat up some people. Even if you have to do it outside or on Zoom.
Need more help with that bucket list? We’ve got you covered.