Although some people do not like to talk about death, even acknowledging your own mortality can be a difficult task for some. It’s not all doom and gloom though. In fact, sometimes acknowledging that you will pass away one day will actually be an incentive to do all of those things that you have always wanted to do.
Before You Kick the Bucket
A bucket list is just that, a list of things that you want to do before you kick the bucket. If you are thinking about writing a bucket lift yourself, you may soon find that it is actually quite a fun task to do. As you begin to tick items off it can fill you with a great feeling of satisfaction and help you to live your life to its fullest.
Learning an Instrument
The joys of music are evident through every culture throughout the world. Humans have enjoyed music since their existence and it is easy to see why. Music is something that can connect help to connect one another, a universal language that everyone bring anyone together. Although a huge majority of people like to listen to music regularly, not everyone will learn to play an instrument throughout their lifetime.
This could be down to various reasons, whether you just didn’t make enough time for yourself to learn an instrument due to various other commitments, or even whether you didn’t believe that you had it in yourself to do it. If either of these points are true, then it is important to think to yourself whether it is something you would like to do. It is easy to say that you will try to learn an instrument another time, but this can often become a perpetual notion and dream that is never realised. As with many items on your bucket list, there is really no time like the present, if you really want to learn the piano or guitar, pick a second-hand instrument up from a shop today and start playing!
Learn a Language
Moving on from the universal language of music, there are also a wide range of languages that you could also learn. Learning a language can be a humbling experience. Although you may have thought learning your first language was easy, learning a new language can be challenging, but as with any task that challenges you, this can also be extremely rewarding. If you are someone that dreams of going travelling, learning different languages is almost like a key that will unlock the potential for much deeper experiences in these countries. What’s great is that with the advancements in technology and the internet, there are many apps and websites that also provide you with a great opportunity to learn any language that you wish.
Grow Your Own Food
With our very busy schedules, cooking and preparing food can often be seen as a chore, with many people dreading having to cook when they come home from a hard day at work. For those that do take the time out of their day to cook, it can actually be an enjoyable part of your day. This next potential item for your bucket list is growing your own food. If you own a garden, or even a space at an allotment, growing your own food can be a rewarding experience.
Learn to Draw
If you don’t draw, you may have seen many works of art and thought to yourself that you aren’t good enough, but just like learning an instrument, with enough practice, anyone can learn to draw. The great thing about drawing is that all you need to start is a pencil or pen and paper. There are no excuses, drawing can also be done anywhere and can be a great way to relax. If you are someone that likes seeing progress then drawing will you give a clear picture of exactly how much you have improved. As with many skills, the internet is full of resources that will be incredibly helpful on your journey to learn how to draw.
These are just a few ideas to help you to start writing your bucket list and I think you’ll agree that once you get it going, writing a bucket list can actually be fun. A bucket list is just another way to be prepared for whatever life throws at you. At Joseph Hey Funerals, we are able to offer advice for funeral plans, so you can always be prepared.