Life is short, and a lot of the time we spend it stressing about the future. Although valid, we continuously lose the present moment figuring out the next move. Investing in yourself and your life now is an underrated move.
I know most of us haven’t made a solid bucket-list since we were younger, but we still hold big aspirations for our lives. This week, I challenge you to take some time and make your list of things you want to accomplish.
Start small, think of things you want to tackle this week that goes toward improving you. Even if it is something as simple as going to eat by yourself and overcoming that fear.
Last week we talked about the importance of having confidence in yourself. By making your bucket-list, you remind yourself of steps you want to take to push yourself further. Of course some experiences are better shared with loved ones, but try to focus on personal gain.
It is never unwise to invest in yourself, because at the end of the day you don’t want to be stuck thinking of the “what ifs”. At the end of a hard week treat yourself to something new. It may be comfortable to be stagnate in our everyday routines but we forget that there is so much more out there for us.
Now bucket-lists aren’t all about fancy cross-country vacations and winning the lottery, they can be small and intimate. It can be about investing in the relationships in your life, new hobbies or creating new goals for the year.
Don’t overwhelm yourself with over the top, extremely long term goals. Think about what you want to accomplish for the rest of this year and write it down and revisit.
Be present with yourself and your desires. You’ll never regret investing in yourself.