Thursday, July 27, 2017

ALL ABOUT THE BUCKET LIST



As we grow older, we naturally plan our lives according to our personal path of life. Some of us write bucket lists, some a 5-year plan, but why is it so important to have a plan in life?


Personally, I don't believe so much in precise, well-built life plans just because our lives can be so random and unpredictable, that you can't foreshadow everything that might come your way. However, what I do believe in is a list, some sort of bucket list that has all of your goals, your dreams, wishes, and challenges.






SHOPPING LIST OR BUCKET LIST?


You might wonder, what exactly is the point of having a bucket list? It seems so trivial and stupid, nothing worth taking seriously.

Well, not exactly. Studies have shown that bucket lists are very important not only to help manage time and money but also raise your self-esteem and ambition as it makes you believe that you and only you hold the power to achieve all your goals.


1. AS ORGANIZED AS YOUR MOTHER'S KITCHEN DRAWERS

Writing a bucket list (or actually any sort of list), will help you remain (or become) organized. The fact that you are writing your plans down (for example if you have a weekly to-do or bucket list) is going to visually help you understand what has to be accomplished. The next step is to figure out how or when your plans are going to happen.


2. MANAGEMENT STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BUCKET LISTS


Not only will a list help you become and stay organized, but it also contributes to your time and money management skills.

Having a plan of what you really want or what you really have to do, will lead having to manage your time (to fit your plans in your schedule) as well as money. For example some projects on your bucket list, are going to require your financial engagement. Naturally, if you don't want to be in debt for the rest of your life, you will have to save some money up, and manage the expenses well.

Furthermore, bucket lists are going to help you stay realistic and have some sense of measure. As I explained before, most plans and projects require money, so you still have to remain reasonable (at least a little bit).


3. WHAT DO I WANT?

When you decide to finally sit down and write a bucket list, you will be confronted with one main question "What do I want?". Sounds relatively simple, but there is more to it.

Five minutes into sitting down and gazing through the window while thinking about the fries you really wanted last night, you will realize, that this was never just about the fries. Actually thinking about what you want, will lead you to think about what you want to achieve in life, what you would like to do and see. Soon enough you will sit in front of a handcrafted list of your future accomplishments.


4. IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT

Your personalized list is going to help you to stay motivated as it displays your dreams and wishes that have to be accomplished. Yes, it might be a long and difficult path to reach your goal, but it is worth it.
Having a visual of what you want and have to achieve will also help you be successful, ambitious and motivated. PRO TIP: Keep your list where you can see it, just to remember why you are doing what you're doing and always having a visual of your goals. Some people like to keep it even more visual by making a collage of what you want.
It is also very important to include rather "small" goals, just to keep you motivated throughout the process. There is nothing more satisfying than putting a check mark next to an accomplished goal!



5. QUEEN B IS SHAKING

Last but most certainly not least, a bucket list is going to increase your self esteem as well as your self accomplishment, as you will always remain aware of where you stand and what you've done, whereas without a list you might have accomplished several things but you are not going to remember precisely what, when and how much it was.







xx Lisa
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