The 5 Day Bucket List Challenge

Welcome to the 5 Day Bucket List Challenge!

After speaking with a researcher about how to be successful with a goals list, she explained how it’s easier to accomplish a goal if it’s something you like to do or if there’s initially something rewarding to help you stick with what you’re doing.

That sounds like a no-brainer, but I wondered why people often didn’t actively try to complete their dream list ideas since it’s easier to follow through on something you like to do.

Sometimes people get caught up in the grind of daily life, have other competing goals that get in the way, experience setbacks or they just don’t know how to get started and then follow through with their bucket list.

What is a bucket list challenge?

A bucket list challenge is like a game where you push yourself to complete the steps involved to get bucket list inspiration and start ticking off items on your bucket list. Each day you will check out what step you have to do.

You want to try and complete one step each day. No matter if you live in the USA, Europe, The Philippines, etc., you can attempt to do this from anywhere.

This series was set up to help you squeeze more exciting experiences into everyday life whether it’s something you do at home, locally or far away.

What are some bucket list items?

Bucket list items may include something super simple like making a list of classic movies you always wanted to see, baking a pie for the first time or attempting a bunch of fitness crazes.

You can also make a dream list of every country you want to visit and what you would do there. For example, maybe you have England, Japan, Italy, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Madagascar, etc. on your mental to do list of goals. These can be dream list ideas to complete at some point in your lifetime.

You can even include what you’d like to do in those countries. For example, if you go to London, England maybe you want to visit Hyde Park, The London Eye, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, etc.

How to Participate in a Bucket List Challenge

Follow the directions that go with each day. Bookmark this page so you can find your way back. Once you complete a step, you can move on to the next one. There will be a link at the bottom to direct you where to go.

When you’re following the steps, keep in mind  that you want to customize everything to your current situation and what you are able to do. Maybe it’s more of a local travel bucket list for now of visiting local farms, landmarks or hiking different trails.

Or, perhaps it’s a bucket list of everyday things to do such as reading a bunch of books, a life list of career goals, relationship goals, personal goals, a hobbies list that includes learning the banjo, sign language or how to draw anime. It can be anything big or small that can majorly increase your happiness and make you feel fulfilled. It’s all up to you.

It will give you the steps to plan ideas that will happen in the future (long term goals) as well as seize enjoyable opportunities now (short term goals). The goal is to find ways to squeeze more joy into everyday life with the resources you have.

The steps are sequential. You can go at your own pace, but they’re meant to be completed in order. To make your bucket list journey a success, I mapped out what to do each day for 5 days.

I also include some tips to help you stick with it.

To get the best results, consider:

  • It might only take 10 minutes per day unless you want to spend more time on it. You can set aside 30 minutes each day to finish each step so you don’t feel rushed.
  • Whether you physically write down on your calendar when you will work on this or make room on a digital one for the next five days, it doesn’t matter. Do what works for you.
  • Treat it like any other appointment where you have to show up at a set date and time.
  • Set a timer each day to remind yourself to work on it.
  • Be sure to print out and jot down ideas on the “Notes for Each Day” PDF from the Jump-start pack
  • Please don’t skip any steps. I wrote it in a sequential order.

Though the past few years have been a challenge so far, don’t give up on trying to fulfill the bucket list experiences you potentially can do now on your 2022 bucket list. I put everything online so you could go at your own pace.

I want you to get started right away.

Here’s Day 1 of the Bucket List Challenge. Enjoy!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me or comment below. I’m here for ya.

Otherwise, I’m trusting that you’ll do a great job.

All the Best,

Author of The Everyday Bucket List Book