How to get started with Bucket List

How to get started with Bucket List

You have a lot of life goals you can actually achieve but right now you're sitting in the office and is crossing out your tasks from the list instead of filling up your bucket list, muttering every minute how much life sucks and how much you need changes in it. Yes, it does, until you think that way!

Only you are your life goals’ implementer!

Bucket List is a friend to help

Achieving your life goals is much easier than you can imagine

See, everybody wants changes but not everyone wants to change. No one gonna change your lifestyle except you. I mean, you have a bucket list, only you can add goals into, only you can remove from, then how hard is to do when it comes to complete them? Whatever people say, remember, you’re the only decision maker in your life.

Bucket List is a list of what should be done before you die

When you will breathe your last, you will not regret for the things you have done, but for the things you haven’t. Trust me on this. Dying people are fearless, and the fearlessness is one of the main steps to success. I guess you don’t have to wait that much to get this.

Let yourself fail, to find you true life goals

Challenge yourself in different fields to find what do you really want to achieve in your life, what are your true life goals. Feel free even to try things you are sure you are bad at, let yourself fail, because the failure helps to find the reason, and when you find it you start to understand it, and when you understand it, you start to improve yourself.

The Bucket List 127 will lead you to success

So how? You will ask.

The goal is to have memories, not just dreams!

We believe that human mind is actually capable of interacting with physical matter, that means with your thought you can change something, maybe bring something new into your life. And if you want to make your idea stronger you have to remember about it, believe in it , and Bucket List is created to help you do so, help you achieve your life goals, but first to organize them. You can find more than three thousand ideas you can add to your bucket list. You are creative enough to add your specific ones? Very nice you can create yours and suggest them as public. Have personal ones, not a problem create private goals only for yourself. Don’t forget from time to time to check your bucket list to remotivate yourself. Don’t forget to set a deadline as well, because we believe that the goal must have a deadline, if it hasn't, you're just dreaming.

Engage your friends in your Bucket List

Remember, the idea is much weaker if you're alone, as many people believe and think the same, as stronger the idea will become. So share your bucket list with your friends, help them find their life goals, and remember almost every successful man has a bucket list. It helps to understand, that as soon as we begin to use our true power, we will have an incredible control over our reality. We will be able to design it rather than merely depend on it. And this is just the start. The awesomeness is on its way.

Here are several popular goals you can start your Bucket List with:

Sleep Under the Stars

Sleeping under stars is, simply put, awesome.

The last sight you see before drifting off makes you marvel at the immensity of the universe and the beauty of those sparkling glimmers of light.

Anyone who has ever camped can tell you that. And recently, hotels and lodges from California to Kenya are tapping into our stargazing urges and offering the intrigue of the night sky to guests who don’t particulary want to toss a sleeping bag on the ground. Their star beds have plush mattresses, soft sheets, plump pillows (mosquito nets if needed) and—most importantly—room enough for two.

Fly in a Hot Air Balloon

The hot air balloon is the first successful human-carrying flight technology.

The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, in a balloon created by the Montgolfier brothers.

The first hot-air balloon flown in the United States was launched from the Walnut Street Jail in Philadelphia on January 9, 1793 by the French aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard. Hot air balloons that can be propelled through the air rather than simply drifting with the wind are known as thermal airships.

Go Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is swimming underwater using SCUBA – Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Using a cylinder of compressed gas to breathe (usually air, but sometimes other gases), scuba divers can stay underwater much longer than would be possible by just holding their breath - for hours or even days!

With the assistance of equipment such as scuba masks, breathing regulators, buoyancy devices, fins, and gauges scuba divers can explore the underwater world. Modern scuba diving is very safe and easy to learn. All basic skills can be learned in as little as three days.

Whether you want to relax while photographing brightly colored tropical fish, be thrilled by the power and grace of a school of sharks, or make a living working underwater, scuba diving has it all.

You can scuba dive anywhere you can find water. Over two-thirds of the planet is covered by water, so you can dive almost anywhere. Tropical coral reefs tend to be most popular amongst recreational divers but there are also many wonderful things to be found in cold water environments such as lakes, rivers, and quarries.

Divers can be found in all corners of the globe from the tropical reefs of the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef, to the world's biggest lake in Siberia - even under the ice of Antarctica.

While most dive shops and resorts operate in warm tropical environments it's also common to find local dive centers and dive clubs in most cities around the world – even inland cities with no water.

See the Northern Lights

The northern lights - more properly known as the aurora borealis - occur in the Earth's upper atmosphere near the North Pole. In the Western Hemisphere, the best places to see them are in Alaska, northern Canada and Greenland, but they are occasionally visible much farther south, depending on solar activity. When conditions are favorable, you can see them by finding a place with a clear view of a cloudless sky and looking north.

The aurora frequently appears either as a diffuse glow or as "curtains" that extend approximately in the east-west direction. At some times, they form "quiet arcs" at others ("active aurora"), they evolve and change constantly.

Although it is impossible to predict far in advance when the magic solar winds will appear for each and every light show.

You can check the list of the best Northern Lights viewing points

  1. Svalbard, Norway
  2. Kakslauttanen, Finland
  3. Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
  4. Reykjavik, Iceland
  5. Northern Canada
  6. Scotland, United Kingdom

Run a Marathon

The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26.21875 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards), usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.

The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921. More than 500 marathons are held throughout the world each year, with the vast majority of competitors being recreational athletes as larger marathons can have tens of thousands of participants.

Travel Around the World

Traveling around the world at once is often a cheaper option than breaking it down into segments. The secret is to plan carefully and purchase the ticket well in advance. The cost is more than made up for by the amazing experience of seeing many places in a short period of time and the memories you'll have for a lifetime. Here are some tips for how to travel around the world.

Hack Into Travel

Price your trip as an "Around-the-World" ticket

This will be much cheaper than booking a dozen one-way flights. The two largest airline alliances are Star Alliance and Oneworld. The Star Alliance is the bigger alliance.

  • Star Alliance is based on how many miles you travel and they offer passes in 29,000, 34,000 or 39,000 miles increments. To put that in context, 29,000 miles (47,000 km) you will roughly get 3 continents (outside of the United States), 34,000 miles (55,000 km) will get you 4 continents and 39,000 will get you 5 or 6 continents. The more miles you do, the more destinations you can see and vice versa. Each pass allows up to 15 stopovers (a stopover is considered 24 hours in one destination) and you can get the ticket in first, business, or economy class. Star Alliance also requires passengers to start and end in the same country, though not necessarily in the same city. (There are also passes which are limited to geographic regions in the world.)

  • Oneworld offers two different pass options: one that is segment based and the other that is mileage based. Global Explorer is Oneworld’s more conventional, mileage-based ticket. There are three levels – 26,000, 29,000 and 39,000 miles in economy class, as well as a 34,000 in business and first class. Just like the Star Alliance mileage-based RTWs, all miles are counted, including overland segments.

  • Air travel is generally the most expensive way to travel. Use flight comparison websites like Travelsupermarket, Skyscanner and Kayak or flight brokers such as Travelocity, Expedia and Opodo. Pay close attention to restrictions. Many "Around-the-World" tickets mandate that you must always be travelling in the same direction, eg. L.A. to London to Moscow. You could not go L.A. to Paris to London. This takes significantly more preparation.

Get into the frequent-flyer mile credit card deal

If you have good credit, aren't afraid to use credit cards and have some savings, you can score thousands and thousands of miles to pay for your airfare.

  • There are tons of offers out there--most banks have some version of a credit card that has partnered up with an airline, such as the American Airlines Citi card.[2] You have to spend a certain amount of money in a set period of time, but the rewards can be huge--tens of thousands of miles. You'll need around 120,000 to get an RTW ticket.

Consider alternative methods of travel

For most of us, frequent flyer miles just aren't an option. It requires a lot of forethought and money. Luckily, there are plenty of cheap options -- and they're often more interesting, leading to more memorable experiences.

For train travel: In the US, you can travel by rail with Amtrak (if you booked in advance, it can fit any budget). For non-EU citizens in Europe, look into Eurail passes; for EU citizens, Interrail passes are a good bet. In Asia, the Trans-Siberian railway goes from Moscow to Beijing. There you can connect to Shanghai and onto Tokyo.

  • A Global Eurail pass is around $500 (€390) and will get you to 24 different countries.
  • Moscow to Beijing on the Siberian railway (with stops in Irkutsk and Ulaanbaatar) costs $2100 (€1635) for the no-frills, 16-day trip. For each extra person, the cost lowers.

For bus/coach: Greyhound is the line to travel in the US. The European equivalent is Eurolines -- where you can travel between 50 or so cities. And Megabus actually operates on both sides of the lake, only going intercity, though.

  • All Greyhound buses are equipped with air conditioning, an on-board restroom, reclining seats with headrests, footrests and tinted windows. In addition,buses make rest stops every few hours, and meal stops are scheduled as close to normal meal times as possible.
  • Lille to London through Eurolines can be as little as $36 (€28) one-way. If you're only visiting a handful of cities, it can be a good alternative to Eurail. They also offer a free luggage allowance of two medium-sized bags.

For ship/ferry travel: Cruises can be a frugal option of you think about the money you're saving on accommodation and food. Some companies even offer operate transatlantic cruises; ferrying from New York to Hamburg, you can feel like you're on the Titanic!

Find Accommodation

Look into hotels and hostels

Of course, if you have family and friends in the area, stay with them. But if they're all back home, hotels and hostels are the standard option. Some hostels are slightly fishy, so do your research beforehand.

  • Don't let the one bad hostel ruin the whole bunch. There are quite a few reputable chains and you don't have to go wandering up a dark alley to find one. Hostelling International makes finding one easy and just like booking a 4-star hotel. If you're willing to share accommodation with strangers, you can really get a bang out of your buck. And you might meet some fascinating people.

Consider couch surfing or woofing

Though it may seem too good to be true, couch surfing has a huge following and is a completely legit form of travel. Couchsurfing can set you up with people just like you all over the world.

  • If you're willing to stay a bit longer, consider woofing. You'll work on an organic farm for as little as a couple of weeks in exchange for a roof over your head and a some meals. You can build up your skills and get much more into the culture than if you stayed in a hotel, frequenting your mini bar.

Get into house sitting

Even better than couch surfing, house sitting has entire networks now that let you stay in a place for free just to feed the cat. On many house sitting sites, for an initial fee, you can put up your listing (and don't forget to sell yourself) and meet people looking to leave their home in trustworthy hands.

  • Understandably, there are far more people looking to house sit than house sitters. When you sign up, do some research on creating a striking profile. Think of it as a job interview where you're in a pool of thousands of applicants (because you are). Set yourself apart from the herd in whatever way you can.

Get in Shape

Ten fitness truths to get you in great shape

Did you know that people who keep food diaries lose more weight than those who don't?

1. Small steps

That you get fitter in stages, as you exercise more, is pretty obvious I think. You might start out just walking, but as you get fitter, you might add some slow jogging to your routine. And then eventually you’re running three miles, several stages later. However, this really applies to everything, including diet, and many people don’t realize that. You shouldn’t try to change your entire diet overnight — do it in stages. Small steps, one thing at a time, and you’ll get there. Just start eating more fruits at first, for example. Then cut out sodas. Then eat more veggies for dinner. Then change your white bread for whole wheat bread. Then cut out candy at work. And so on. The thing is, you get used to each thing after awhile, and so the changes don’t seem drastic. A year later, and you’re eating extremely healthily (that word again), and you can’t imagine going back to your old diet. Small steps — this is extremely key, to both diet and exercise.

2. Find short-term rewards

Most people quit their diet or exercise program because they’re looking for immediate results. And they’re discouraged when they don’t get them. But you won’t get immediate results. One fitness trainer said something like, “After a month, you’ll start feeling some results. After two months, you’ll start noticing results. After three months, others will start noticing.” And that’s pretty true — it takes months before you start to see the results you want … but in the meantime, you have to look for other things to keep you going. Those shorter-term rewards could be simple things like the great feeling you get after a workout — that helps me stay motivated. Or you could give yourself a treat (something healthy, preferably) or buy a book or something like that.

3. Track your progress

The scale is probably the most popular way to see your progress, but other ways include measuring your waist, or taking photos of yourself each month. You could also track your performance — for example, do a 5K every month to see if you’re getting faster, or log your miles to see them increase. However you do it, you should have some kind of objective way to see your progress over the weeks and months. Otherwise, you might not really notice the difference — but the numbers or pictures will.

4. Enjoy yourself

Very very important. If you see your exercise as extremely difficult, or painful, you won’t be able to sustain it for long. You’ll quit. If you see your diet as very restrictive, or torture, you’ll go back to junk food in a short while. You must find exercise that you enjoy, and find healthy foods that taste good to you. Maybe not chocolate cake good, but good nonetheless. Experiment with new recipes until you find ones you absolutely love. (Try my soup and chili recipes for example.) Above all, enjoy the whole process. It’s what’s kept me doing it — I love my new life.

5. Never ever give up

Maybe the most important truth on this list. If you give up, you won’t get to your goal. Very obvious, I know, but the problem is that people don’t put this into action. Messing up by falling back into junk food or stopping exercise — that happens. Life gets in the way. No one is perfect. Just forget about that stuff, and move on. Learn from your failures, adjust your plan to prevent the same thing from happening again, and start again. If you stop, that’s OK — just start again. Always start again. If you do that, there’s no way you won’t eventually get to your goal.

6. Get a workout partner

I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s been the key to my most recent exercise success. I began running with my sister, Katrina (who btw is an incredible inspiration — she’s come a very long way in the last year), and even though we’re at different levels, we really enjoy our runs. When we agree to meet at 5 a.m. for a run, I have to be there, or I disappoint her. And sure, once in awhile we cancel appointments, but most of the time we’re there, and we run, and that’s the important thing. These months of running with her have really gotten me in much better shape. Now I’m also running with my wife, so having two workout partners is taking me to another level. Get a workout partner. Best move I’ve ever made.

7. Brush your teeth after dinner

This is such a simple thing, but it really helps. It makes you have that fresh, clean feeling in your mouth, and makes you not want to eat an after-dinner snack. For me, after-dinner snacks or desserts are what ruin my diet a lot of the time.

8. Vary your workouts

This helps keep things fresh and fun. For runners, for example, don’t just do 3 miles every day at the same pace. Vary the distance, the route, the speed. Do intervals. And do stuff other than running — go hiking, go biking, play basketball, do strength training, swim, paddle. Mixing it up will get you in even better shape, challenging your body in new ways, and making it an enjoyable process.

9. Focus

There are always a lot of things we want to accomplish, goals we want to focus on … but by spreading ourselves thin, we lose focus and energy. Focus on one thing at a time in order to really get it ingrained as a habit. For example, for one month, focus on adding healthier foods to your diet (and dropping some of the less healthy ones). After that month, it’ll be ingrained. The next month, add walking or jogging or something like that, and only focus on that. One goal at a time, one month at a time, and you’ll get healthy.

10. Rest is important

People who really get into exercise often forget this. Without rest, exercise just keeps breaking down our muscles, and they don’t have time to recover and grow. The exercise puts stress on our bodies, and the rest allows them to adapt and improve. Without the rest, they can’t really improve. You should always follow a day of hard workouts with a day of rest. If you’ve been exercising a long time (and then you probably don’t need this article), you can do hard-easy days, or rotate different types of exercises so that parts of your body are getting rest on different days, but even then always have at least one day of complete rest, or you’ll get burned out.

Go on a Road Trip

You’re young and, therefore, obligated to do crazy things

You have to take advantage of your youth; you must take advantage of the fact that the only obligations you have at a young age are to yourself. Because when you get older, time exists in a vacuum. Your job becomes something you just can’t leave whenever you want to, and then you might get married and have kids, which means two other people now must factor into every decision you make. You can’t just tell them, “BRB. Mommy/ Daddy is going on a road trip to experience some life stuff.” In a way, you’ve lost some of your personal freedom. So if you have the opportunity to skip out on your life for a certain period of time, do it! Ditch all of your obligations to create some amazing memories. Nothing says “I’m young, I’m free, and I do what I want!” quite like a road trip does. Note: If you ever actually do say something like that, make sure “Baba O’Riley” is playing. Epic song for an epic moment.

You need a vacation

Sometimes life can feel like Groundhog Day, doesn’t it? You have the same routine day in and day out, and you find yourself feeling bored and stressed at the same time. It’s clear that you need a vacation but you don’t have the money to stay in some posh hotel at some exotic location for ten days. Besides, you need a different type of vacation, one that will be exciting and CPR you back to life. Let’s face it, laying poolside for a week might be fun but it doesn’t exactly do wonders for the soul. Going on a road trip, however, would be the perfect solution to your Groundhog Day woes. You’d get to be in a new location every single day, if not every few hours, and you’d also be exposed to different slices of life — road trips are actually like eating a Life Pie when you think about it — which will help you gain perspective and clarity about where you are in your own life. It’s about adventure and not tied completely to work and technology, which is something everyone needs at some point in their lives.

It looks like so much fun when they do it in the movies!

I can’t write a post about road trips without mentioning the seminal film Crossroads, which starred Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, and my personal Jesus, Taryn “Boomkat” Manning. If you’re unfamiliar with the plot, allow me to explain! Britney Spears plays a girl who has just graduated high school and is searching for her birth mom. She reunites with her childhood friends, White Trash With A Baby On The Way But I Want To Be A Singer Bye (Taryn Manning) and I’m Engaged And Underaged That’s It Because My Role Is Underwritten (Zoe Saldana). Together, the three girls set out on a road trip and have plenty of laughs and tears along the way. Britney’s birth mom turns out to be Samantha from Sex and the City (hey girl!) and Taryn Manning loses her baby after falling down a flight of stairs. But hey! Britney Spears discovers that she’s a performer and an okay singer so that’s fun for everyone!

You just want to have an excuse to make a road trip playlist, don’t you?

Everyone knows that the best place to listen to music is in a car with your friends going to some great destination. People go crazy though over deciding who gets to be in charge of the iPod. “I want to DJ this powerful moment! You can get the next one!” Making a playlist for a road trip is an epic undertaking (hopefully I’ve given you some good suggestions already!) but it’s worth it. Because when a song comes on at that perfect moment, it’s like pure ecstasy for your earbuds. Sample road trip playlist titles can include “I’m In California And I Just Want To Listen to Beach Songs” and “My Friend And I Just Had A Tiff So Here’s Some Mellow Stuff To Chill Us Both Out!”

You’re doing this for love… or something

You know that romantic saying, “I’ll meet you to the ends of the earth”? Well, it really just means, “I’ll take a road trip to go visit my BF/ GF because I miss them so much, oh my god!” Traveling to see someone you love seems like a great reason to go on a road trip. Truthfully, I’m not sure if people ever do it anymore. It seems like the grand romantic gesture has died a fiery death but you can singlehandedly revive it with your dedication and love! Surprise your beau by just showing up at their doorstep. “Peekaboo!” you’ll scream through the screen door. “Guess who just came all this way to see you?!”

Fall in Love

There’s nothing quite like the tingly feeling of a heart in love.

Heal your heart.

It’s little wonder why we associate love with the heart – being in love has been found to provide an array of benefits to our heart health. A study from the University of Pittsburgh, US, found women who were happy in their marriages had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those in stressful relationships. Other US research also indicates that those in satisfying relationships are three times more likely to survive heart surgery and are more inclined to express their emotions, which has a positive impact on cholesterol levels.

Improve your mental health

Want to stave off feelings of loneliness? Fall in love. New Zealand research shows that those in long-term relationships of more than five years are less likely to be depressed. Experts believe that the company and sense of connection that a significant other provides helps ward off feelings of loneliness and isolation-induced negativity.

Lower your blood pressure

Long hugs with your partner followed by a 10-minute talk can dramatically lower blood pressure and boost levels of oxytocin, a relaxing horemone, according to US research. Snuggle up!

Stay young

Love and its sexy cousin, sex, have been found to keep our appearances youthful. Scottish research indicates that women who have sex four or more times a week look up to 10 years younger than their real age. Not only does sex have amazing physical and emotional benefits, but passion in the bedroom has been associated with a dedication to looking after our bodies as well as the stimulation of a range of youth-invoking hormones and responses.

Fight ovarian cancer

Research has shown that ovarian cancer patients in satisfying relationships and with a strong sense of connection to others had more vigorous cell activity at the site of tumours compared with those who lacked those social ties.

Climb a Mountain

Sculpts Your Body

A mountain expedition will put you in the best shape of your life. Ideally, you’d start training at 6-9 months before your climb. Having a clear reason to work out is a powerful motivator. Focusing your mind on your looming mission will keep you consistent. The training will likely put you in great shape. And then, there’s the climb. Your body will be consuming itself as the harsh conditions force you to burn to more calories than you can eat. You’ll be hard, strong, and incredibly ripped after a climb. Call it “the Mountaineering Cut.”

Introspection

Feeling low? Bored? Suicidal? Unmotivated? You may just need a reminder of your mortality. A controlled brush with death. Peering into the maw of an icy black abyss will make you see your life differently. You’re in real physical danger in the mountains. Facing that WILL make you appreciate your limited time.

Spiritual Growth

God stays in the mountains. If you’re a religious man, the intensity of your climb may cause spiritual revelations. Perhaps even epiphanies. Like Moses. If you’re not one of the Faithful? Well, you’ll still revel in nature’s glory. Because science.

Humility

The mountains make you humble. Despite your training and struggling, your goal may elude you. Contemplate your miniscule existence. Accept that you’re not a special snowflake. Just an insignificant speck of meaningless dust, floating along on an infinite white river of stars. And your clock is ticking.

Test Your Limits

Ascent will push you to the absolute limit. Mountaineering isn’t fun. Really, it’s the opposite. You’ll suffer as you face exhaustion, cold, snow, ice, altitude sickness, low oxygen, avalanche, falls, and countless other dangers. But your climb will harden you, physically AND mentally. It’s a true test of your ability to absorb and endure punishment.

I know it’s pretty difficult to believe, but I want you to feel, how easy it’s to do, with a strong intention on your mind! Now it's your turn, fill up your Bucket List. Choose from thousand of ideas and feel free to add yours.