We only have one life and it is our duty to make the most of it. We can grasp life with both hands and squeeze all the good stuff out of it or we can sit on the sidelines and watch it happen. Here is my list of the things to do while you're young. Age is no barrier to any of them and many of these are equally fabulous when you're older, but do them sooner and you have time for more things later.
p.s. I'm not including any specific travel adventures/destinations because you need a separate bucket list for that!
Whether you want to be a life coach, a singer, or have another dream, follow it. There are more chances of getting it when you're still young.
Help someone learn something and try to be a volunteer mentor to experience a rewarding time in your life.
See the world from a new angle.
Starting a business and making it work is among the most rewarding things to do. Try it in your youth to have a secure future.
Don't just learn how to do it but push yourself to sing to an audience.
A perfect way to give something back to the world you live in.
A painting captures your youth in a way no photograph can.
See the world. Don’t just stick to your home country.
Go horseback riding to take a break from your busy life and unwind for a while.
If you have no special person in your life send a Valentine's Card instead.
Experience the total freedom of no clothes.
It may seem an ordinary thing to do, but the sensations of running barefoot will make you feel great. It's about making life less complicated and it makes you feel happy.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this magical natural phenomenon when the sun goes out of your sight for a few minutes.
Both sunrises and sunsets are some of the gifts you get every day yet so many of us don't appreciate it. It's time you make a move and actually experience the moment.
Shed all inhibitions and play or dance barefoot in the rain to celebrate life.
Adopt a pet and take care of all their needs. It is a big commitment and takes a lot of your time, but it is a satisfying experience.
Yeah, throw a big one. Invite your friends and their friends and socialize with them to have a grand time.
And go on a blind date to see what love has in store for you.
Join a social etiquette class and learn how to behave properly and create great first impressions.
Get up, take charge of things, and help your single friends find lovely partners. They will thank you for this.
You have to be in it to win it.
Even if you already have a degree and call yourself a well-qualified individual, it will still feel great to get another degree in a different field. It is a big commitment but will be a fulfilling experience.
Learn wine etiquette and know how to hold the glass and celebrate it with your friends.
Fulfill your dream of learning how to play the violin, guitar, or any other musical instrument.
Martial arts will teach you how to defend yourself in desperate situations. It also improves your honor, self-confidence, perseverance, and self-discipline.
Opt for ballroom dancing or master another dance form to feel free and to stay fit.
Backpacking is an outstanding way to enjoy international destinations at a reasonably low cost.
Get your bike out and go on a road trip. You can drive your car, but it feels outstanding to be on a bike. Try it!
You know you can write, so why not take it a step ahead and publish your own book? The perfect time to do it is now
It seems easy but it will be a test of your nerves because you have to overcome your fear of being judged. It's worth trying though and feels great once you're done with it.
All you need is a starlit sky and you're good to go. The beauty of the night sky will mesmerize you for sure.
Plant it and watch it grow as you grow old. You will love it.
Be part of the crowd, enjoy the atmos and hear some great music.
Be a film or TV extra. As well as being fun it will improve your communication skills, self-expressions, and self-confidence.
Just because ...
Don't buy it when you can knit something yourself. It will have a huge sentimental value as well and keep you occupied for quite some time.
How good will it feel to know your blood might save a life?
Throw a dinner party for your friends or family.
Start with your room. Make it an inspirational place to live by using creative furnishing options. Let your creative side take charge.
Go in the lap of Mother Nature and take a break from shopping malls, high-rise buildings, automobiles, and technology that have plagued our lives.
To where? Just pack your bags and get going with no itinerary planned. Go with the flow and experience how unpredictable life can be.
Learn if you don't already know how to bake it. Get some recipes from the internet to get started.
Or do a tandem parachute jump or something like the Sydney Harbor Bridge Skywalk.
Take a trip if you don't live where snow falls.
Join a protest, go on a rally or sign a petition for a cause you believe in. .
Join a protest, go on a rally or sign a petition for a cause you believe in. .
Learn how to fly a kite and make it soar.
Include your contact details because you never know - in years to come, someone might find your message.
Doing this will give you a greater appreciation of your home and your family.
Sleeping outdoors keeps you close to nature and helps you unwind in a perfect way.
Such a treat for a small cost - you deserve it.
You don't have to do it for life, but doing it for 21 days may convince you to stick to the new lifestyle.
Discover places you never knew about.
Fold 1,000 of them and give them to someone special to wish them good health and luck.
Take a break from the urban, material-driven, work-driven culture and go on a meditation retreat recharge your batteries.
Whether it is fear of spiders, fear of heights, fear of failure, or another fear, it's time to overcome it to be a better person.
And make it a real all-nighter. Don't go to bed when the sun comes up. Stay awake all night and the whole of the next day until your usual bedtime.
It is natural to have conflicts with people, but these conflicts can make life unpleasant. Learn to bury the hatchet and move on with life.
Do you believe in female empowerment, healthy living, creating a life on your terms, or something else? Support it and raise awareness about it while you're young.
Washington? Japan? Your home town? It matters not. Just enjoy.
Make funny faces, draw smileys and stick it to your colleagues' desks, or give free hugs to strangers. Just do something out of your character.
It could be a childhood incident, a bad breakup, or any grievance. Learn to let go of things and lead a happy life.
It's a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends.
Get a helicopter adventure ride and enjoy some amazing views on earth.
Do it just once. Yeah, it can be very expensive, but you will always remember the experience.
Go on. Do it. You know you want to. Be brave. Take a deep breath.
You don't have to be an athlete to join in and have fun.
It can be an exhilarating experience if you haven't done it before. And you won't know until you try.
Meet someone you admire and dream of meeting. It could be Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey or an inspirational personality in any field.
It’s cathartic, it's good for your home and it's brings you some extra cash
Work as a waiter/waitress, call center staff, cashier, or retail assistant just for the experience.
Go a completely different color to your natural shade. Maybe try a trend like ombré or rainbow - whatever is buzzing,
Make it something classic and something that will last for years.
The sooner you start to save, the better. Save for the future, your retirement, your wedding, a fabulous vacation ... whatever.
Picking up the tab one night is an easy way to show your love and appreciation.
Because it really is incredibly romantic.
Watch all the way through, reading the subtitles.
Get a different perspective on art and enjoy free drinkies and nibbles.
Just for fun. Visit a palm reader, tarot card specialist or other type of mystic.
Or a masquerade ball. Wear an outrageous costume.
Pick a play - not Romeo and Juliet - and read it from beginning to end.
Just don't turn up to Gerry Springer or Jeremy Kyle - you might be dragged on stage!
Grab some snacks and drinks, get cozy and read the book from cover to cover.
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It means you will be running race as long as 42.2km. Not easy, but it's something you can do now or never.
Apply for your dream job.
Travel to at least one place on your own, even if it’s just a road trip out to the beach.
Do it without guilt or regret. Do it just once and then go back to your healthy eating and exercise regime.
Do it! Say no! You know you always say yes when you don’t want to. This time say no.
It's never easy and that what makes it exciting and something you must do while young.
Do it naked or in a bikini. It will be the most refreshing shower you ever have.
Do something that’s totally out of your element, like improv, golf, or pottery-making.
What is it you want to achieve most in life?
Anything goes, be it checkers, chess, Reversi, Mindsweeper or another game that keep your mind running at its full speed.
Book a table and enjoy a great meal in a fancy restaurant.
Have a digital detox. Leave your device alone, ignore social media, switch off your phone. Can you do it for a whole day? Can you do it for a week?
Send a bouquet to your partner at work, cook something nice, or send a simple text message to a loved one to give them a heartfelt surprise.
If you don't ask you don't get. You know your worth - make sure the boss does too.
You never know when the opportunity will arise but be ready to take it when it comes,
Put the top down, drive fast and feel the wind in your hair.
Because everyone needs love.
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