Everyone has things that they want to do during the summer months. The fact is, there are opportunities that are only available in the summer – things you want to do that you can’t do any other time of the year. So how do you make a summer bucket list that will help you accomplish your goals?
How to Build a Summer Bucket List
Take a pen and paper, or open up a word processor and start writing whatever comes to mind. If there have been any things you have been thinking about doing, write them down. Don’t think too hard at this point and avoid putting too much pressure on yourself. You just want to let your thoughts flow and get ideas out there.
2. Create Some Categories
A good list is going to need some organization, so once you poured out everything in your head, try to create some categories. You may try things like:
- Summer only – Things that are impossible to do any other time.
- Must do – Things you want to do the most.
- Like to do – Things that are important, but not as important as your must dos.
- If you have time – Things that interest you but are not top priorities.
3. Talk With Your Friends and Family
Some of the things you want to do are going to be best with company, like friends and family. Talk with them about your ideas and see if you can agree on what to do together. Having a commitment with someone else will make your ideas more likely to happen.
4. Do Some Research
Most activities and ideas require a little planning. Start with your top to-dos, or the ones right around the corner, and do some research on what will be required. With the research out of the way, you will be that much closer to actually doing what you want to do.
5. Put It Where You can See It
Post a copy of your list in places where you will see it so you are reminded of your plans.
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