What is life? Isn’t it about experiencing new things and activities? Who doesn’t love to go on a tour, indulge in adventure sports, or get the picture-perfect body? We all have a bucket list of both small and big wishes that go unattended each year. Why is that? You and I both know the reason—because of our full-time jobs. And we can’t just quit our jobs to fulfil our longings as those stupid Facebook posts say. Where will the money come from then? After all, we got to have to earn our livings. So what to do? Is there any way that we can do both? Yes, there is. Believe me or not, it doesn’t matter what or how big your wish is. With proper planning and time management, you can get it.
Guide To Achieving Your Bucket List Without Quitting Your Job
Our topic of the blog is, How to tick off your bucket list without quitting your job. Firstly, this piece of article is structured in a three-quarter manner. It’s to be noted that there are three kinds of activities that we can do to tick off our bucket list. First of all, we have a few wishes that can be achieved if we properly use our time after the job on weekdays itself. Then we have bucket list wishes which require weekends. And finally, there are some desires to be fulfilled on vacations. So let’s cut the small talk and dive into the article itself.
Things You Can Do After Your Duty Hours
Before beginning this section of the blog, we should realize something. None of these following lifestyle changes will be secure or convenient. This section is mostly about things that will benefit you in the long run. Items will be challenging at first. However, consistency will be the key in this case. Furthermore, I can assure you that by the end of this year you will thank yourself for not giving up.
1. Gymming, Freehand Exercise Or Yoga
I bet you saw it coming. Fitness is something that all of us aspire for, but very few of us end up acquiring. Why so? Is it that difficult? Not really. All you need to invest is about an hour in the gym in the evening, four days a week as a beginner. It will boost up your metabolism. On the other hand, a few yoga poses and light freehand exercises in the morning each day will help you become calmer and collected in the long run.
2. Book Reading or Writing
J.K. Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter. Octavia E. Butler, the famous science fiction author. Stephen King, arguably the most iconic American novelist of our times, Charles Dickens, who is among the most remarkable figures in English literature. What do they all have in common? Each of them used to be employed when they were writing the masterpieces that went on to conquer hearts around the world. So, if you can manage your time skillfully, you might end up writing your masterpiece as well. Or at least, you can make time to read these books after you come home.
3. Night Walk And Night Photography
Cities in night time hold a unique charm altogether. Walking while listening to music under a star-filled dark sky is something underrated. Moreover, if you have an expensive camera, you might click a few magical shots as well.
Things you can do on your weekends and holidays
Now, let’s list up a few things that you can do on a weekend or holiday.
1. Get Together
It might not sound cool or happening. But taking the time and attending a family gets together or a class reunion is worth the effort. Meeting friends and family members with whom you have not met in months or even years. It should be among the bucket list of wishes that you can tick in one of your average weekends or a thanksgiving.
2. Hosting Game Night
This activity has a solid base of fans in itself. A few of the most popular games ideal for game nights are: junk in the trunk, face the cookie, and stack attack, penny hose, scramble, and UNO.
3. Foreign Language Classes
You can also use your weekends to learn the foreign language you always wanted to.
4. Moderate Adventure Sports
Skiing, bungee jumping, scuba diving; are among few adventure sports that you can consider attending on the weekend. Yes, the availability will be a matter of where you live. But if you have the scope of doing such activities, you should check them out.
5. Romantic Gateway
If you have been fancying about a romantic gateway with your peers, a romantic weekend gateway might be the next bucket list wish that you can tick off. You can go for a long drive, a candlelight dinner, or a visit to an exotic resort.
6. Attending Concerts
Again, this is about the availability in your city. Most metropolitan cities around the globe have concerts and carnivals during major holidays.
Things You Can Do On Your Vacations
Finally, this is the main course of the article. Vacation time is among the best times to tick off even the most outrageous bucket list wishes you have.
1. Foreign Trips
The most mainstream wish you can tick off during vacation is visiting exotic overseas locations. If you wish to enjoy your holiday in white sand and crystal clear water, you can visit Bora Bora, Hawaii, Maldives, or the Cook Islands. Or you can value lush green flora and fauna of high altitude hill stations such as Hallstatt, Wengen, Val de Funes, or Tirthan Valley. If you want to witness historical cities with bequest monuments, you must visit Prague, Dublin, Rome, and Budapest.
2. Jungle Safari
There are several kinds of Wildlife safaris. For Gorilla-tracking, you can visit Rwanda and Uganda. For tiger safari, you can visit Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan Northern India, Sundarban in West Bengal, and Jim Korbet National park in Uttarakhand. You can have Lion safari in Gir wildlife sanctuary, Gujarat; Kruger National Park, Africa. Moreover, for the Polar beer expedition, visit Svalbard in the Arctic, Hudson Bay in Canada, or the island of Spitsbergen.
3. La Tomatina Festival
If you manage to get a vacation during August, you might want to spend it on Buñol, Spain. La Tomatina festival is the main attraction of the city at that time of year.
4. Extreme Adventure Sports
You also have the option to spend your vacations on an outing for extreme adventure sports. Following extreme adventure sports might already be on your bucket list:
- Mountain biking
- Mountain boarding
- Rock Climbing
- Wind Surfing
- BMX racing
A Concluding Note
In conclusion, we should acknowledge that this article is mainly about finding time between the jobs and using it to live life at its fullest. So, it’s up to you how you utilize your leisure time. All it matters is if you are happy with it or not. For more alignment with your goals, download the Woovly app now and get cracking on your bucket list.