This is obviously not something I made up and I know it’s quite a common thing to do these days, but I realized a couple weeks ago when I was listening to the Highest Self Podcast with Sahara Rose that I had never created my own Bucket List! It’s not that I haven’t thought about the things I want to do in my life, but I had never actually taken the time to write them down, let alone go about thinking of ways to actually make those things happen.
So, after listening to that particular episode (in which she interviews Ben Nemtin from the Buried Life and it’s seriously so motivating) I immediately sat down and started compiling a list. To be honest, I haven’t finished the list yet because I get the feeling it’s going to be one of those things that’s always evolving as I myself change, but it’s definitely a great start. What’s more, writing the list was not only therapeutic and fun, but it gave me a little burst of inner drive that I hadn’t realized I’d been lacking!
Sometimes we get stuck in the daily grind and life can start to seem a bit lackluster. We go to work, we come home, we work out, we drink our coffee, and we rehash our days with friends. As depressing as it is to say, I think that we lose a lot of the curiosity we had as little children when we still believed that anything was possible. The thing is, those same things we dreamed of at five years old are still possible! We just lose sight of them and let our experiences take some of the shine out of things.
So, if you’re looking for a fun little exercise this weekend to show yourself some love, take out a pen and paper or open a new Google doc, plant your ass in a chair with a cup of coffee, and get to making that bucket list! Don’t worry about the feasibility or convenience of your ideas. Don’t you dare let the thought of money even cross your mind! No negative thinking here! Just go with your gut, and write down whatever comes into your mind. Let yourself be five years old again, dreaming of those trips you want to take, those celebrities you want to meet, the mountains (literal or metaphorical) that you want to climb. Go forth and let loose!
Have a sunny, happy weekend. Shabbat Shalom!