If you want to live a life of no regrets, a bucket list is a great tool to use. Instead of leaving your life experiences and accomplishments to chance, your bucket list helps you pick the things you’d like to do in your lifetime. Better still, it can help you create work-life harmony too by guiding you to proactively choose list items that will enrich specific areas of your life.

With a list to work from, you’ll never be left wondering how best to use your time. Instead, you can make your way through your list. While it’s good to be spontaneous, it’s also good to get things scheduled and planned in. Your bucket list will empower you to do that.

For now and for your life

Remember, your Bucket List isn’t just a list of things to do before you die! Giving yourself such an open time window makes it easy to procrastinate and put things off for later.

Sure, it’s a smart idea to put together a master bucket list that contains everything you’d like to do in your lifetime, but also create shorter lists with closer deadlines. For example:

    • Create a six-month Bucket List using the template inside your Self Planner
    • Make a list of things to do before your next milestone birthday
    • List out targets you’ll hit within the next five or ten years

Take this spilt-up approach, and there’s a good chance you’ll do even more incredible things over the course of your life.

And if you’re looking for ideas to get you excited, we’ve got covered. Check out the list below. It’s packed with 103 bucket list ideas split across seven different life categories.

Imagine how full, fulfilling, and rewarding your life would be if you checked off all of these!

Health & Fitness

  1. Learn to dive off the top board
  2. Run a marathon
  3. Enter a triathlon
  4. Go open water swimming
  5. Attend a global sporting event
  6. Do a Color Run
  7. Complete a Tough Mudder
  8. Ride on a tandem
  9. Grow your own food

Work & Career

  1. Launch a side hustle or a business
  2. Publish your book
  3. Have your 15 minutes of fame 🙂
  4. Be a keynote speaker
  5. Do a TED [or TEDx] Talk
  6. Win an award
  7. Attend a personal development seminar
  8. Learn to touch-type
  9. Start a podcast

Social & Relationships

  1. Host a murder mystery party
  2. Perfect your signature drink
  3. Perfect your signature dish
  4. Master a party trick
  5. Raise money for charity
  6. Give blood
  7. Learn a foreign language
  8. Reconnect with a person from your past
  9. Have the conversation you’ve been putting off
  10. Go on a police ride-along
  11. Throw someone a surprise party
  12. Do a random act of kindness
  13. Kiss in the rain
  14. Write a love song for someone special


  1. Learn how to meditate
  2. Attend a silent retreat
  3. Learn Qigong, yoga, or taichi
  4. Write a letter to your younger self
  5. Have a full body massage
  6. Start a journaling practice for 90 consecutive days
  7. Attend a class to learn something new
  8. Start a vlog and record your feelings to the camera
  9. Choose a pet plant and keep it near your desk
  10. Make a scrapbook of your favorite memories
  11. Eat a meal in silence to take in the sounds and sights
  12. Make a list of things you love about yourself
  13. Watch a sunrise/sunset
  14. Forgive someone or yourself for something
  15. Go outside for a walk with no technology, just listen to nature
  16. Read a book a month
  17. Have a playdate with shelter animals
  18. Learn how to meditate
  19. Learn to use a pottery wheel


  1. Become debt-free
  2. Create a passive income stream 54. Make your will
  3. Build a rainy day fund
  4. Set up a monthly savings plan for a long-term asset and acquire it!
  5. Audit all your expenses and remove what’s not necessary
  6. Make a down payment on your first home
  7. Negotiate for a raise
  8. Create a scholarship
  9. Make a large purchase with cash
  10. Go a month without spending money (excluding mandatory payments)
  11. Pay cash for a car
  12. Pay off your credit card

Home & Family

  1. Create a family tree
  2. Take a vacation with all the generations of your family
  3. Go on a road trip together
  4. Own your dream home
  5. Capture your parents’ life story in a book
  6. Visit the place where your parents or grandparents were born
  7. Create a family bucket list with your children and tick things off
  8. Find out the story of how your parents and grandparents met
  9. Take a family bike ride
  10. Create a new family tradition
  11. Adopt a dog or cat
  12. Share your favorite recipes with others
  13. Give your kids a “yes” day


  1. Do a parachute jump
  2. Swim with dolphins
  3. Go on a cruise
  4. Sleep under the stars
  5. Climb a mountain
  6. Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  7. Eat at a Michelin Star restaurant
  8. See the Pyramids
  9. Trek the Inca Trail
  10. Practice yoga in India
  11. Go white-water rafting
  12. Travel somewhere solo
  13. Swim naked
  14. See your favorite band live
  15. Learn to juggle
  16. Ride across the desert on a camel
  17. Go on a safari
  18. Ride a jet ski
  19. Visit the Great Wall of China
  20. Test drive a fast car
  21. Learn a musical instrument
  22. Go wild camping
  23. Take a train to a new city
  24. Learn to surf
  25. Go whale watching
  26. Visit all 50 states

Create your bucket list today

What have you already checked off from the list above?
What Bucket List items would you add to this collection?