30 before 30 22

How a Bucket List can improve your wellbeing

A couple of years ago on my 26th birthday I wrote a 30 before 30 list. It was filled with 30 things that I wanted to achieve or do over the next four years. I tried not to just write a list of 30 far flung places that would cost a lot of money to travel to. I wanted it to be achievable. Writing a listΒ was a way of focusing my mind. Of challenging myself. Of thinking of fun things to do over the next 4 years. I’ve also come to realise that it is a form of self care, a way of staying motivated and have lots of fun things to do and look forward to!

Here’s the list:

  1. Walk the Great Wall of China
  2. Raise money for the British Heart Foundation
  3. Get a tattoo
  4. Ride in a hot air balloon
  5. Learn more Greek
  6. Join a photography group or take a photography class
  7. Walk on Hadrian’s Wall
  8. Get a new job
  9. Start a diary
  10. Go on a European City Break
  11. Go to Ireland
  12. Visit Osborne House, Isle of Wight
  13. Ride a Segway
  14. Go to Cadbury World
  15. Lie in a hammock
  16. Knit something bigger than a scarf
  17. Sew myself an item of clothing
  18. Paintball
  19. Do some volunteering
  20. Visit the Norfolk Broads
  21. Go to a music festival
  22. Visit a butterfly park
  23. Go camping
  24. Visit Bath
  25. Stay in a log cabin
  26. Drive a quad bike
  27. Dye my hair crazy colours
  28. Do something that scares me?
  29. ? Need think of something!?
  30. Celebrate the last night of my 20s in style!

Need two more things for the list really, no 28 is a bit of a cop out because several of the things scare me! I’ll post some blog posts showing you what I’ve already done.

Anyone else got a 30 before 30 list? Or a bucket list?

Let me know what you think

22 thoughts on “30 before 30