A Picture of the creators of The Bucket List Book living out a life long dream of travelling around New Zealand. The view of the glaciated valley in front of Mt. Cook is breath taking and definitely one to tick off the bucket list

3 Reasons Why You Need A Bucket List!

Our whole life we have been compiling a mental list of all the things we would love to do one day, but how much time do we dedicate to making those dreams come true?

In this post we will give you our top 3 reasons why you should start writing your bucket list today and start living your best life.


The Bucket List Book. Gazing over postcard perfect views in New Zealand

1. By writing down your goals, you are 42% more likely to achieve them! 

 Writing down our goals gives us clarity and allows us to picture the obstacles that stand in our way, so we can plan our way around them. This could be anything, from creating budget plans for that once in a life time trip, setting fitness milestones to get you to the top of that mountain or taking public speaking lessons to nail that best man speech.

Without clear focus on what we want to achieve, it's easy for us to get side tracked in life. I think we're all guilty of spending too much time on our phones or watching TV (ourselves included), when that time could be better spent doing something more productive. With clearly defined goals we can make informed decisions in life, knowing they are going to make our life better.

Substituting that meal out for a home cooked dinner doesn't seem so bad, when you realise the money you're saving is going towards that once in a lifetime trip.


The Bucket List Book. Villa Honegg in Switzerland


2. Take yourself out of your comfort zone and do something incredible! 


 As humans, we like to be comfortable. We create familiar routines and often follow in the foot steps of those before us. Much like water, we are drawn to the path of least resistance. But what are we sacrificing by living this low risk, low stress lifestyle?

By walking on the path less travelled, life is full of uncertainty. Things don't always go as planned, but we quickly learn to adapt and deal with new situations. We learn life lessons, face our fears, develop new skills and become more confident humans.

I'm terrified of heights, but I try not to let that stop me experiencing new things, whether that's clinging to a shear rock face whilst climbing Mt Olympus or flying in a small passenger plane over Fraser Island in Australia


The Bucket List Book. Walking across a suspension bridge over a river in New Zealand

3. Live a more fulfilling life


 It's easy for us to get caught up in our day to day lives, without stopping to consider the bigger picture. Many of us work in jobs that don't give us the level of satisfaction we long for and as such we end up living for the weekend, rather than enjoying every day to the fullest.

By regularly reviewing where we want to be in our lives and setting goals we're passionate about, we can make sure we stay on track and live a life of fulfilment. 

Abraham Lincoln once said "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years".


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