Is It Healthy To Have A Bucket List?

We have all heard about having and creating a Bucket List. A personal list consisting of things one wishes to do, try, or experience in their lifetime. It is different for everyone. Hollywood has even made a film about it, aptly named, The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The question however, is “Is it healthy to have a bucket list of your own?”

I recently started pondering this question after I was able to cross off an item on my own bucket list. From there I started thinking, is this going to spur me in a healthy way to cross off more bucket list items? Or is it going to set me up for a sense of failure and leave me feeling disappointed or unsatisfied with my life if I don’t?

Before I answer what I believe to be true, nothing can beat the frame of mind you are in. It comes down to perspective, how you choose and sometimes have to work hard at looking at the world. What is that old saying? “Is the glass half full or half empty?” More often than not, it is a state of mind.

With that said, I believe that it IS healthy to have a bucket list and here is why –

1.Goals To Reach

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Having a goal, no matter how small, can give a sense of purpose to your life. Having something to work towards, like an item on your bucket list, is a great way to focus and set intentions. Goals provide us with drive and a road map of steps to take for reaching it.

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