Some of the best things in life are cheap or free and, better yet, it’s often the simple activities that bring us the most happiness.
Are you dying to jump into adventure, but something’s holding you back? Whether it’s lack of funds, a fulltime job, a relationship or other responsibilities, never fear, because a bucket list is still firmly within your grasp.
‘Money doesn’t lead to happiness’ is an overused statement, but only because it can’t be overstated. Some of the best things in life are cheap or free and, better yet, it’s often the simple activities that bring us the most happiness.
If it’s not possible for you to jump out of a plane, travel the world or swim with great white sharks at the moment, just change your bucket list ideas to suit your circumstances. Here’s how to get started.
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Be An Extra In A Movie
It might seem like one of the toughest industries to get into, but movie companies are always on the lookout for extras. Keep an eye on showbiz news, to find out if any movies are being filmed near you, in the future. Then, put your name down at a talent agency. You know all those huge scenes with thousands of people, which characterize blockbusters? Many of the extras simply live in the area the movie was filmed at and that’s how they got to be in it. Next time, you could be one of them.
Write A Letter To My Future Self
Imagine if you’d written a letter to yourself, 10 years ago. What were you thinking? Who were you friends with? Where did you see yourself in 10 years? You can write one now, to your future self, to get fascinating insights into how you’ve changed over the years. Write whatever you like, from what you’ve been doing, where you work, how many relationships you’ve had and how you feel about life right now. Put it away in a safe place (though one you’ll remember) or give it to a trusted friend, and look forward to reading it 10 years from now.
Start A Blog
You don’t have to be a fantastic writer or an expert at something, to create a blog. It’s free, easy and an awesome avenue for self-expression. Do it for yourself, your family and friends, just to post pictures and write about your day. Or, if you want to aim for an audience, pick a topic you’re passionate about. It could be dogs, making furniture, inventing tech gadgets, gardening, cooking, sports or superheroes for that matter. Someone out there, somewhere, will have the same interests and like what you have to say.
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Go On An Excursion Into Nowhere
Unless it’s one of your passions, hiking is one of those things that’s easy to put off, mainly because you haven’t experienced how thrilling it can be. Pack a bag with water and snacks and head off on a solo journey into the forest. Your senses will come alive with the sound of birds, rustling leaves and tinkling creeks. You’ll have time to be with your own thoughts, with only nature for company. When you return, you’ll be amazed at how rejuvenated and motivated you feel.
Photobomb A Stranger
Feeling a bit silly and don’t know what to do? Grab a friend and go on a photobombing spree, wherever you happen to be. Target people taking selfies, family shots or tourist photos. As they’re setting up to shoot, simply stroll or run by, pull a funny face and hope you made the shot. While some people might be annoyed, most will think it’s funny and a great memory to take home with them.
Tour The Neighborhood
When’s the last time you took a different route to work? Or jogged in a park over at the next suburb? Sometimes, we get so used to our surroundings, that we forget adventures are available right under our very noses. Make a point of taking a new turn, next time you’re in your car. Shop at a different mall, try a restaurant you’ve never been to and walk down streets you’ve never even looked twice at, for no reason at all. You never know when adventure will jump out at you, especially when you’re trying new things.
Solve A Jigsaw Puzzle
Some people are crazy about jigsaw puzzles and, once you get started, you can understand the addiction. Mainly, it’s the challenge of finishing such a precise task. Start off slow with a 500 piece set, to get you in the mode. Then, move on to the big 1000 pieces, making sure to buy one with a picture you can’t wait to recreate.
Learn A New Party Trick
With so many party tricks available to learn, there’ll always be new ones for you to try. Get some colorful balls, harness your inner clown and learn how to juggle. Aim to take on the pros with card games. Perfect that headstand you never quite conquered at school. Fulfil your fantasies of being a magician and pull that rabbit out of a hat. If you really want to impress people, learn an instrument and get it out for a performance, at the next party.