Creating Your Bucket List 2

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Last week we encouraged you to make your own bucket list and made a few suggestions to help you think of things you would like on YOUR bucket list. This week we give you a few more ideas.

Complete a feat of physical endurance

Many people have some form of physical feat on their bucket list, be it a marathon, a long cycle ride, a mountain climb as mentioned above or a series of those events built into some sort of ‘ultra’-style endurance event. It doesn’t have to be that big to be significant to you though! If you’re not a regular wearer of running shoes then completing a 5K or 10K race can be just as rewarding. Don’t be put off by all of these ultra-fit marathoners!

Do something romantically mundane

Lots of people wish that their bucket list could feature just a few things that are a bit more personal to them. After all, thousands of people visit the Great Barrier Reef every year! Think about small things which you’d like to do which will always be personal to you in how they are achieved. Some popular list items in this section include sleeping out under the stars, building your own home, showering under a waterfall and sending a message in a bottle.

Complete a major sub list of your bucket list

A bucket list can seem more achievable if you break it down into smaller parts. If you’re interested in art then maybe a good sublist would be to attend every major gallery in the world. Seeing every UNESCO world heritage site is another popular entry. Perhaps you have a list of famous films or plays you’d like to see and experience. These smaller lists can also help your bigger list. Just think how many experiences you’ll have and places you’ll see when you complete the UNESCO list!

Create something

One for the ‘makers’ out there; many people want to create something themselves as part of their bucket list. What form this takes will depend on your individual skillset, or current learning path. Perhaps you want to build a kit car. Those good with words might want to write a book. Artists may want to sell a piece of their own work (now more than possible with the advent of websites such as and Like learning something new, this bucket list item can make for an incredibly rewarding and enriching later life.

Time a bucket list event perfectly!

Arguably the Holy Grail of anyone who has thought properly about their bucket list, timing a bucket list event perfectly can be extremely rewarding and can help you to tick off more of your list in one go than you perhaps thought possible. For example, there are stories of bucket listers travelling to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and then going on to Peru to tick off Machu Pichu (and with it the South American continent). There are even some stories of travellers turning up in Rio for carnival in February and staying around South America until the tournament began in mid-June! Now that’s a truly epic bucket list trip!

We hope these suggestions will help you compile your bucket list and that your financial planning is successful and allows you to achieve them.

To make your dreams come true, we recommend you write down your own bucket list. We have created a template for you. Please feel free to download from our website and save it to your computer. Click Here to Download.