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Bucket List: Things To Do Before You Die


March 2017


It's a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die.

Chances are you spend most of your time caught up in repetitive day-to-day activities and thoughts. Ever felt that your days are passing you by uneventfully and without fulfillment?

What did you accomplish in the past 3 months? 3 years? 30 years? What are your upcoming goals? If you die tomorrow, look at the things you did and what you plan to do next – Do they mean anything to you?

Having a bucket list reminds you of what’s really important! A bucket list plans ahead for all the highlights you want for YOUR whole life.

It's not a race against time. Your existence is NOT limited to just our physical years on earth. This physical lifespan is but a short jaunt in our timeless universal existence.

The bucket list helps you live life to the fullest. It's a reminder of all the things you want to achieve in your time here and gives you direction control towards things that matter instead of pointless activities.

Write down what comes to mind as you read these questions:

  • What if you had A YEAR TO LIVE? What would you wish you could do before you die?
  • What would you do if you had unlimited time, money and resources?
  • What have you always wanted to do but have not done yet?
  • Any countries, places or locations you want to visit?
  • What are your biggest goals and dreams?
  • What achievements do you want to have?
  • What experiences do you want to have / feel?
  • What activities or skills do you want to learn or try out?
  • What are the most important things you can ever do?
  • What would you like to say/do together with other people? People you love? Family? Friends?
  • Are there any specific people you want to meet in person?
  • What do you want to achieve in the different areas: Social, Love, Family, Career, Finance, Health (Your weight, Fitness level), Spiritual?
  • What do you need to do to lead a life of the greatest meaning?

Come up with as many items as you can. If you get stuck, chances are you are mentally limiting yourself with "can't". Release those shackles – Your bucket list is meant to be a list of everything you want to achieve, do, see, feel and experience in your life. Check out the next section for added inspiration.


Some people don't need a bucket list that directs them where to go and what to do...so they create a “marvel list” – a list reminding them of the magic there is to be discovered on this planet and the what makes them feel most alive. All that truly matters, as the sun goes down on whatever temple-top you find yourself on, seems surprisingly simple: less list, more marvel.



MORE: Check mark the ones that resonate with you!

  • Do "the wild thing" in public
  • Befriend someone from a "banned" country
  • Protest to dump Trump
  • Be kind to people
  • Grow your own garden
  • Travel somewhere by yourself
  • Learn something new
  • Start journaling
  • Go dog sledding in the Yukon or Alaska
  • Swim with dolphins in Hawaii
  • Key a cop car
  • Discover your ancestral past
  • Play tourist and tour your own city
  • Learn to play a ukelele or harmonica
  • Adopt a shelter animal
  • Go to a mosque, shrine, Buddhist temple, Jewish synagogue
  • Volunteer your time somewhere
  • Take a flying lesson
    • Watch a sunrise and sunset on the same day
    • Visit 5 different museums
    • Try different ethnic cuisine
    • Sing karaoke in pub
    • Ride in a canoe and/or kayak
    • Throw someone a surprise party
    • Ice skate, Roller blade or skate board
    • Name a star
    • Go to a comedy club
    • Learn a magic trick
    • Take a cooking lesson, bake something for your neighbors, co-workers, etc
    • Target practice, Shoot a gun, Shoot a bow and arrow
    • Give up meat (for at least a week)
    • Write letters to 5 people who positively influenced you
    • Host a dinner party
    • Take a bubblebath by candlelight with champagne
    • Wish on a star
    • Play the lotto
    • Identify 10 constellations
    • Drive or ride on a motorcyle
    • Climb a rock wall
    • Climb a tree
    • Toss a coin in a fountain
    • Send postcards from your home city or Join postcrossing and collect postcards
    • Sell something online
    • Visit a nursing home
    • Play chess
    • Play golf
    • Build a snowman or sand castle
    • Meditate
    • Make and bury a time capsule
    • Write your will
    • Take the scenic route
    • Ride in a limo
    • Paint a picture
    • Take yourself to dinner and a movie
    • Play darts
    • Play pool/billiards
    • Bet on a horse race
    • Play poker
    • See a play/musical
    • Become an organ donor
    • Learn a dance
    • Make spaghetti sauce from scratch
    • Ban negativity from your life
    • Zipline
    • Slide down a waterslide
    • Ride a rollercoaster
    • Send a care package
    • Carve a pumpkin
    • Be someone's biggest fan
    • Plant a tree
    • Paint a room purple, hot pink or neon green
    • Attach a note to a balloon and release it
    • Get a tan
    • Grow your hair long or cut it really short
    • Start a blog
    • Go camping
    • Get something pierced
    • Get a tattoo
    • Audition for a play/movie role or sign up as an extra
    • Take a train ride Make something out of clay
    • Go bowling
    • Go to the opera
    • Release sky lanterns
    • Read a classic novel
    • Take a day trip someplace new
    • Take a tennis lesson
    • Write a poem
    • Research your family tree
    • Ask your elders to write down their stories for you, or write them down for them.
    • Attend a professional sports game
    • Attend a minor or little league game
    • Tour a vineyard
    • Do a wine tasting
    • Eat at a fancy restaurant
    • Eat with chopsticks
    • Write down your dreams for at least one week
    • Sleep on a satin pillowcase
    • Try to juggle
    • Write to a celebrity
    • Complete a crossword puzzle without cheating
    • Sleep under the stars
    • Try to break a world record
    • Study a foreign language
    • Continue your education
    • Try 10 new restaurants
    • Go to a festival
    • Take an art class
    • Watch a movie outdoors
    • Take a hike
    • Learn to love yourself
    • Quit a bad habit in 21 days
    • Bake homemade bread
    • Ride a horse
    • Go to the symphony
    • Star gaze
    • Master the art of self confidence
    • Take a great picture, print it, frame it and hang it on the wall
    • Feed the ducks
    • Spend the day at the beach or lake
    • Completely plan your dream home down to the fine details
    • Play truth or dare
    • Go somewhere where you are the minority
    • Join a club or team
    • Shop at a flea market, swap meet or garage sale
    • Start a collection
    • Donate to an animal shelter
    • Write a note and leave it in a library book
    • Get a mani/pedi
    • Share your wisdom with someone
    • Walk in the rain
    • Fast for a few days
    • Learn self defense
    • Learn 5 or more yoga poses
    • Stay in a bed and breakfast
    • Play relaxing sounds or music as you sleep
    • Buy a hammock and nap in it
    • Write a list of everything you're grateful for
    • Imagine you won $5 million, and plan what you would spend it on
    • Visit a farmer's market
    • Ask an elderly person to tell you a story
    • Ask a child to teach you a song
    • Flirt with someone
    • Go bike riding
    • Enter a writing contest
    • Go surfing, sledding or 4-wheeling
    • Try a new hairstyle
    • Fast on water for a few days
    • Learn a new word every day
    • Find the coolest thing in your city and photograph it
    • Give someone a massage
    • Pick your own fruit
    • Take a photography class
    • Write a letter for future generations to read
    • Write a letter to yourself to open in 10 years
    • Forgive yourself and others
    • Have a hot stone massage
    • Ride in a horse drawn carriage
    • Make smoothies
    • Start your days witha grateful thought for at least a week
    • Do a home repair project yourself
    • fly a kite
    • Find the event calendar for your city and participate
    • Take a morning jog/walk
    • Stay silent for one hour or more
    • Compliment yourself in the mirror
    • Go one full day without spending money
    • Eat nothing but fresh home cooked food for a week
    • Go mirrorless for a day
    • Create a bucket list budget
    • Stop watching/listening to the news
    • Start a gratitude journal
    • Write down your regrets then flush or burn them
    • Get to know your neighbors
    • Give up TV for a week
    • Eat at a specialty restaurant alone
    • Go to the movies alone
    • Shop at a second hand clothing store
    • Stop using your cell phone/ social media for at least a week
    • Have a passionate love affair
    • Take evening walks
    • Memorize a great joke
    • Open your chakras
    • Learn to identify poisonous and edible plants in the wild
    • Compliment 20+ people in one day

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