Have you ever reached the last day of summer just to notice that you wereted most of it? It's all too easy to drive off the season without doing the things you want ̵
You probably already know the concept of the bucket list. It's a list of things that you plan and that you can kill when you complete them. Some people create bucket lists for a trip or for all things they want to do in their lives. However, a summer bucket list fixes the problem that the season is over before you have the opportunity to make the most of it.
To create a summer bucket list that will maximize your time and give you unforgettable memories for years to come.
Choose your format
First select the best format for your list. Oh, that's right! This is not a metaphorical list. This is a current list that will fill you with summer fun and goals.
If you like writing on paper, buy a notebook or planner to keep your list. If you prefer to keep things digital, start a note on your phone or a Google Doc. When you do things on your bucket list, you get the dopamine boost that comes from success – and when you write down your list, you can see those achievements in one place.
Keep It Realistic
Now you can write up ideas for your list. However, try to be realistic about how easy or difficult these things are. Remember, you only have one season to get it done! You may want to spend a month in Europe, but if you have not even started planning, this may not be a realistic goal for your summer bucket list.
Think about what your list is not necessarily unrealistic a simpler version of it. For example, instead of spending a month in Europe, you could spend a week on a closer holiday destination. Or put things on your bucket list to help you get closer to this challenging goal. Maybe "saving for a trip to Europe" should be on your bucket list this summer so you can get started next year.
Your bucket list items do not have to be anything but "fun" things, especially as they move you closer to a future destination.
Add plans for each item.
If you have a few things on your list, make a detailed plan of how to achieve them.
For example, if an item is "doing yoga once a week," you may need to do yoga research in your area and find a timetable that suits your needs – or outline a plan for a single home timetable. Write down the steps you need to take before an item can be deleted from your list. If you have a plan for each item on your list, you can easily reach it.
Change your list at any time.
Your bucket list is not a static document. You can change it at any time and at will. For example, if you start to make a plan for an item, but are aware that you are not required to perform each step, remove it from your list and replace it with something else.
It's a good idea to reorganize your list regularly. also. List things from "most important" to "least important". That way, you can use your energy to do the things that matter most to you.
Take the pressure off
Creating a summer bucket list does not mean you have to press yourself to do it all. A good bucket list grows with time. So do not worry that this summer you will achieve all that is on your list. Instead, focus on a few things of the highest priority.
Remember, not everything on your bucket list needs to be great. While the desire to visit a new country is an admirable subject, visiting a new neighborhood can be just as good.
Make Yourself Accountable
Even if you should not put too much pressure a bit of accountability will push you ahead with your bucket list. Share it online or with a friend. Share updates regularly to see your progress.
This gives you a support system that you can use to cheer as you tackle the more difficult things on your list to help you make the most of your time. Soon you could also create fall, winter and spring bucket lists!
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