Posted on August 03 2018
It's the last full month of summer, and we want you to make the most of it! According to www.verywellmind.com, "It’s important to take time for things you enjoy in life—doing things you enjoy can make you feel energized and more relaxed at the same time and help to keep burnout at bay." One fun and effective strategy for doing this is to create a BUCKET LIST. Below is our A.K. recommended summer bucket list.
Very Well Mind's is a medically reviewed site dedicated to helping you manage stress and guide you to a healthier and happier life, According to Elizabeth Scott, from Very Well Mind's, creating a bucket list can benefit you in several ways:
Getting in Touch with Your Values
When you make a list of all the things you’d like to do, this activity may be a springboard to becoming more aware of what’s really important to you. When you start thinking about what you really want to do, you can find perspective on how you are currently spending your time, and on what you’d like to be doing, so the tie and energy for things that really matter to you aren’t eaten up by the time you put into the things that matter less. Making a bucket list can help you remember what you value the most.
Remembering Your Goals
When we feel we have lots of time ahead of us—a new summer, a new year, a whole lifetime—we may think about what we’d like to do with it. Then, “real life” takes over, and we may focus more on our day-to-day goals and less on our goals for fun, excitement, stress relief, or on our long-term goals. Creating a bucket list can keep us in touch with these goals we have and can help us keep track of them as we plan them into our lives and check them off upon completion.
Nothing gets creative juices flowing like a good brainstorming session. Creating a bucket list can help you tap into the creative part of you that dreams bigger, nurtures your inner child, and makes life more worthwhile. Once you’ve put your creative side into play by creating the bucket list, your everyday self can stay inspired to put those dreams and plans into action.
Simply creating the list can be fun. Sharing your list with others, revisiting your list over time, and checking off your experiences as you collect them, can all be ways to enjoy life more, and share the fun.
Keeping Track of Peak Experiences
Creating a bucket list can be inspirational. While you may not complete every item on your list, you will likely complete some, and get more out of your life than if you hadn’t created the list. These are the experiences you may remember the most in life, that may change who you are in a positive way.
Who knew a bucket list could enhance your life in so many positive ways!? To learn more about the benefits of Bucket Lists, visit the article HERE. Also, follow along on our Instagram and Facebook as we use #AKBucketList to connect these end of summer ideas to the fashion, products, and lifestyle of our store!