It’s crazy to think about, but sometimes a bucket list loses its magic or excitement—it seems to be a list you’ll never get to or a list of things many people have already done. Or maybe you are so used to adventure and adrenaline that you need to up the dosage. This is where enhancing your bucket list comes in. Think about it: it’s not enough to go skydiving (that’s way too common, right?), how about skydiving onto Mount Everest? This is the stuff I’m talking about when I tell you to enhance your bucket list. And the best part? It’s not too challenging to take your bucket list up a notch!
Bucket lists are often full of the same types of things, but the point of a bucket list is to experience new places, sensations, and adventures. If you have all adrenaline-based bucket list items, consider adding some cultural and travel experiences. Alternatively, if your bucket list is pretty conservative, consider adding a few adrenaline-inducing items to switch it up. Trust me—you’ll be glad you did!
As mentioned above, some basic bucket list items have become almost cliché in recent years (go skydiving, see the Eiffel Tower, etc.). In an attempt to avoid feeling mundane and just averagely adventurous, try intensifying your bucket list, especially with bucket list items like the ones mentioned above. So, how do you intensify? Add another element of adventure or excitement. For instance, instead of just wanting to go skydiving, switch it to “Skydive onto Mount Everest” or “Skydive Over a Volcano.” Want to see the Eiffel Tower? Intensify it by changing your bucket list to read “Eat dinner at The Jules Verne Restaurant in the Eiffel Tower” or “Drink a Glass of Champagne at the Top of the Eiffel Tower.” Sounds much more exciting, am I right?
Make plans! Up your bucket list ante by planning when you will get to cross some things off your list. Don’t just say “I’ll go white water rafting next month,” actually call and schedule your rafting adventure! This will not only allow you to cross items off your list, it will also give you something to look forward to. If you can, try to schedule more than one of your bucket list items. For instance, you could plan a flight in a hot air balloon for next month and a trip to Mexico in December. This way, you have multiple things to look forward to and you get to check multiple things off your bucket list! How exciting!
P.S.: If you read this entire post just to find out more about skydiving onto Everest, fear not! Here’s the link, but be warned, this one-of-a-kind adventure will set you back a cool $25,000!