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We all have a list of things that we want to do with our lives. You may not have that list written down. But there’s likely one in your head – even if you haven’t organised it into an actual list. These kinds of dreams can take all sorts of forms. They can be travel plans. They can be skill sets you want to learn. They can be anything. We tend to call this our bucket list.
Now, you may not be able to tick all too much off your bucket list when you’re younger. You have all sorts of responsibilities and commitments that take up your time and money. But once you’ve retired, you tend to have plenty of time and money to do the things you’ve always dreamed of! So, don’t be complacent. Now is the time to start checking things off! Here are a few pieces of advice that could help you along the way!
Chances are you’ve got used to putting your dreams off. But now the time has come where you are actually able to do these things you may be in the habit of putting them off. When it comes down to it, procrastination generally happens when we’re worried or anxious about something.
You might find that you continue making excuses because you’re worried your plans might not turn out as you expected. But let go of this fear. You can’t succeed unless you try and, chances are, your plans are likely to be as good as you imagined!
Travel tends to feature highly on many people’s bucket lists. Whether you simply go on holiday to a destination you’ve been wanting to for your whole life, or look into short term lets and live somewhere you’ve wanted to get to know for a short period of time. Either option is fine and a great opportunity!
Just make sure to do a little research before you go and create some sort of plan or itinerary to get the most out of your time there. Being organised can help to ensure that you do everything you want to do – whether that’s a guided tour, seeing famous sights, going to famous attractions, or dining in specific restaurants and cafes.
Picking Up Skills
It may be that your bucket list contains some things that revolve around picking up particular skill sets. If this is the case, you’re going to have to be proactive, persistent, and determined. If you want to learn a language, seek out classes, and enrol on courses. Download language learning software. Listen to the radio in that language. Watch TV shows in that language. Only with time, patience, and persistence will you get to the point that you’re aiming for.
These are just a few pieces of advice that could help you to start ticking some of your things off your bucket list. Now really is the time to dive in and get started! So, create a list and start working your way through it!