I'm sure you've heard of the term "bucket list." It's a list that people create of things they want to do in life before they "kick the bucket." A bucket list can be short or long and can be anything you want it to be. You can make a small list of what you want to accomplish in the next few years, or a long list of what you want to do before your life is over. It's a great idea no matter what you decide on.

There are so many reasons why you should make a bucket list. It gets your brain thinking and gives you goals to strive for. Life passes by rather quickly, it's important to make the most of it.

Here are a few reasons why you should make your own bucket list:

1. Purpose

A bucket list gives you a purpose in life. It's something you know you want to do. It gives you goals to reach for, something to get out of life.

2. Focus

It gives you something to focus on. How many times have you drawn a blank on what you want to do with your free time? Now you know. Got some time off coming up or a free weekend? Why not check something off your bucket list? The list gives you something to work towards.

3. Direction

Your bucket list gives you some direction in life. It helps to guide you towards new things and new experiences. This one sort of ties together the purpose and focus. You focus on your list, it gives you a sense of direction in your life and a purpose.

4. Goals

It's important to set goals for yourself, and a bucket list does just that. You don't have to give it a time period either. The list goes on for the rest of your life, there's no rush. Most of us fall through with our New Year's resolution, I know I hardly ever stick to mine. I do better with long term goals, something that I know I want to do, but don't feel like I'm forced to do.

5. Memories

Life is all about making memories. Your bucket list certainly will give you plenty of them. They will be memories you will hold onto forever, and give you great stories to tell other people. It'll be nice to look back on the things you've accomplished, something to make you feel proud of yourself.

6. Move On

Life can get pretty tough sometimes, but it important to keep pushing forward. Your bucket list is the perfect thing to help get you out of a funk. Go out and try something new, something you've always wanted to do. It'll help get your mind of things for a while and get you to move on.

7. Discover

Think of all the new things and places you'll discover. You'll add to your life experiences. I'm sure traveling somewhere is on most of our bucket lists.

8. Explore

Jumping off of discovering something new, is exploring something new. Explore the world.

9. Learning

With exploring comes learning which is always a good thing. Learn a new language, learn a new cultures, learn about anything. Put yourself out there. Discover, explore, learn.

10. Never Ending

The last reason to make a bucket list is that it's never ending. You can always come up with new ideas, always try new things. It's not a list that's meant to be completed.

I highly recommend creating your own bucket list. I believe that it's definitely worth it. Set goals for yourself, get out there and discover something new. Make the most of your life.