It’s important to take time to do things you enjoy, after all – life is short.
Putting together a bucketlist helps you stay in touch with things and goals that spark joy in your life. These activities should be those that make you feel energized and more relaxed at the same time. There are actual health reasons why taking a vacation isn’t optional and the same goes for fitting more hobbies and fun into your lifestyle to maintain better overall health.
Whether you’re 15 years old or just a few years shy from turning 50, it’s not too late to start building your list.
Here are a few ideas on 15 things you should do before turning 50:
1. Travel the World Together
Traveling with someone you love can bring you closer together and makes for scrapbook-worthy memories.
2. Travel the World Alone
But hey, if you don’t have anyone to travel with right now – that’s okay too! Traveling alone is a completely different and rewarding experience that you should definitely do at least once before you turn 50.
3. Be Mentored by Someone
Any successful person will tell you that they wouldn’t have gotten to where they are now if not for the help of a mentor. Take the time to find the right one for you and you’ll reap lifetime benefits.
4. Mentor Someone
Pay it forward!
5. Leave a Legacy
Leave something behind that will outlive you – a non-profit organization, a movement, a sustainable business – your imagination is the limit!
6. Go Skinny Dipping
You know you want to.
7. Give Back
Living for something beyond ourselves gives us a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Bless others with your blessings!
8. Start Journaling
Write down your thoughts now, reread them years later, and you’ll be amazed to see how far you’ve come.
9. Fall in Love
Seriously, anyone should definitely fall in love at least once before you hit 50. Even if doesn’t end in happy ever after.
10. Attend a Religious Event (that’s not your own)
Whether you’re religious or not, try exploring other faith denominations and get different perspectives on spirituality.
11. Build Your Expertise
Be an expert at something. If someone mentions your name, there should be a skill that they can always count on you for.
12. Live in a Developing Country
If you’re from the western part of the world, the best way to understand cultures different from your own is to immerse yourself in it. Live in a handful of developing nations and see their world through their eyes.
13. Be Happy Alone
Learn to love yourself and find happiness in your own company. It’s one of the most freeing things you could do for yourself.
14. Commit to Healthy Habits
Start building healthy habits as early as you can and you’ll find more things to do after 50.
15. Become a Multi-Hyphenated Individual
With our fast-evolving world today, it’s absolutely possible to have more than one career. Be the doctor-lawyer, or award-winning author-speaker you always wanted to be.
Head over to this article by Lifehack to find more ideas to include in your things to do before you turn 50.