Reach For The Stars

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We have hit Day 10 of the 31 Days To A Happier You Challenge! Yesterday you worked on listing all your achievements and before that you made a list of things of things you like about yourself. Today we are going to reach for the stars and look to the future.

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You’ve probably guessed it, but today we are making a “bucket list.” I know. I know.


A lot of people groan at the idea of having a bucket list. But I think that is due to coming at it from the wrong perspective. For some reason, people think their list hast to be full of big impossible tasks like become a billionaire. But that is not really how it is supposed to work. For the best bucket list, you need create one that is personal to you and your own dreams. Here’s why:

Learn What You Want In Life

The process of writing a bucket list forces you to take a close look at what it is you truly desire, to analyze where you are and where you want to be. It is going to help guide you when making decisions and help you leave behind things that aren’t going to get you to your goals.

Happy In Anticipation

When you are trudging along from day to day, it can be difficult to get excited about anything. A bucket list gives you something to look forward to, especially if you are actively working toward achieving your bucket list items (which clearly you should be).

You’ll Be Proud

Okay how awesome will it feel when you cross an item off your bucket list!?! I think it is going to feel extra super amazing. While instant gratification can feel nice, working hard and achieving long-term goals/dream is even better.

You’ll Learn To Dream Bigger

Once you have crossed off an item or two from your bucket list, you will see how capable you really are to do anything you want. You’ll be renewed and revived. And your next bucket list items will have you reaching for the stars!

For tonight your task is to look at what you have accomplished and use it as inspiration for the creation of your inspired yet completely doable bucket list. Look at your life now and think of where you want to be. Create your bucket list. Bonus points: Leave a comment with one of your bucket list items.

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  1. 10.10.18
    Toni said:

    I love bucket lists! They help keep me focused on the things I want to do! You are right that it is super rewarding to check them off!

  2. 10.11.18
    Shari said:

    I love having a bucket list. My husband and I also have a co-bucket list of things we want to do as a couple. Most of them are places we would like to visit.

    • 10.11.18
      hcuperus said:

      That is such a great idea! Creating a shared bucket list would be a great relationship building exercise.

  3. 10.11.18
    Sarah said:

    Focusing on our dreams is a good way to be happy.