Planning for the future is something we often don’t do enough in our busy day-to-day lives.
But if you don’t plan for the future, there will come a time when you may no longer be able to achieve all that you wanted to in life.
It sounds cliché, but the best way to ensure that you fulfill these dreams is to make a bucket list and then start checking the boxes off. Why not start today? What is holding you back?
If you want to start a bucket list of activities you must do before, well, kicking the bucket, here are 8 popular ideas to get you thinking:
1. Explore the beauty of Uluru
Uluru has been a popular tourist destination for many years where people go to enjoy the stunning landscape, the history and wildlife which is all uniquely Australian. Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal land and is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area for both its natural and cultural values. During your visit make sure you enjoy a sunset or sunrise so you can fully appreciate the changing colours of the rock in the shifting light.
2. Learn a new language
How many of us remember learning a language when we were at school? While some found it easy to pick up, for some of us, it was a lesson we didn’t look forward to. Now we are able to learn for pleasure, why not explore learning another language? You could look to the European languages, or even try an Asian language with the added challenge of the tonality. You never know, it may even come in useful one day on your travels.
3. Be a mentor
We all know how satisfying it can feel when we have helped someone out, whether it is a child with their homework, imparting knowledge to a work colleague, or helping someone less able with heavy bags. Imagine then, the satisfaction if you were signed up to do this on a regular basis? Perhaps you could mentor a student that is interested to enter the same profession as you or maybe coach / mentor a sports team. There are many possibilities, why not give it a try?
4. Take a road trip with no destination
Too often in our lives every second of our day is planned out, and that often extends to our vacations. What could be more relaxing and enjoyable than to take a trip in which the journey truly matters more than the destination? Leave your laptop, Facebook and Twitter behind, and hit the open road for the kind of trip nobody seems to make time for anymore.
5. Go on a safari in Africa
Imagine carousing down the plains of Africa with wild lions and elephants by your side. You don’t have to be Mowgli from The Jungle Book to make this scene a reality. Take a safari in Africa and enjoy a trip through the animal kingdom that’s as real as you always envisioned it to be.
6. Walk the Great Wall of China
Few places in the world project the majesty of the Great Wall of China. Its grand architecture and historical importance make it a true wonder of the world, stretching almost 9,000 kilometers. You haven’t truly lived until you experience the world’s longest piece of construction.
7. Complete a marathon
Nothing tests your body quite like training for and completing a marathon. However, a check up with the doctor before you start training is a good idea to ensure you have no existing health conditions. The 42.19 grueling kilometers challenge you to your very core, pushing you physically and mentally beyond exhaustion to limits you never thought were possible. It’s certainly not easy and it’s not always fun, but nothing is as rewarding as the feeling when crossing the finish line of a marathon.
8. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
The ancient Egyptian pyramids are impeccably-crafted architectural structures built as tombs for pharaohs generations ago that today still stand as another breathtaking Wonder of the World. The pyramids and the mythical Sphinx will have you gasping at their splendour and spectacular design.