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Everyone Needs A Bucket List In Their Life For These 5 Reasons

It's not just for cliché movie characters!

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Everyone Needs A Bucket List In Their Life For These 5 Reasons

I often see people dissing bucket lists and the people who create them. It's become this cliché thing that only teenagers have movies or TV shows, and their number one thing on their list is always traveling to Europe or Britain. However, bucket lists can be so much more than that. Everyone needs one in their life, and these are five reasons why!

1. It gives you goals to look forward to.

Happy, Lost, and Found.

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Having a bucket list gives you a sense of hope and excitement. It can be as simple as trying the new french fries at your favorite restaurant or as complicated as traveling to every country. Whatever it is, just write it down and start dreaming!

2. You can revisit your favorite places and memories.

Best Day Ever.

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Once, I went to this adorable little town in northern Spain for a summer. I had an amazing time and met all these cute people. Going back to this town is probably in the Top Five on my bucket list right now. I know it's not super exciting and I've technically already been there, but going back would just bring back so many memories. Plus, I'd get to revisit all my favorite shops and places, so why not add it to my bucket list?!

3. You discover what truly matters to you.

Let it go whatever.

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While figuring out what to add to your bucket list, you might discover the things that truly mean something to you. Maybe you thought traveling is what you really wanted to do but your bucket list includes things like buying a house, having kids, creating new family traditions, etc. And then you realize that your future and starting a family is what you should really be focusing on.

4. You get excited about your future with someone.

Romance.

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Bucket lists don't have to be just yours. You can create one with your significant other or family members. Maybe you and your partner want to do similar things, so you create a shared bucket list and hype each other up to accomplish those goals!

5. Even unachievable goals are worth writing down.

Easy A.

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Some goals might be really simple and you can easily accomplish them. And some goals might take years. You might even come up with the most impossible goal, but it's still worth having on your bucket list. Trying to achieve that impossible goal might lead you to finishing other goals along the way that you didn't even realize you wanted to do. And you never know, some things aren't as impossible as you think!

In conclusion, creating a bucket list is definitely worth it! You don't have to know everything you want to do yet, either. Just start writing your goals down and go from there!

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