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 integration too by guiding you to proactively choose list items that will enrich specific areas of your life.

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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:

– 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!


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


10. Launch a side hustle or a business

11. Publish your book

12. Have your 15 minutes of fame 🙂

13. Be a keynote speaker

14. Do a TED [or TEDx] Talk

15. Win an award

16. Attend a personal development seminar

17. Learn to touch-type

18. Start a podcast


19. Host a murder mystery party

20. Perfect your signature drink

21. Perfect your signature dish

22. Master a party trick

23. Raise money for charity

24. Give blood

25. Learn a foreign language

26. Reconnect with a person from your past

27. Have the conversation you’ve been putting off

28. Go on a police ride-along

29. Throw someone a surprise party

30. Do a random act of kindness

31. Kiss in the rain

32. Write a love song for someone special


33. Learn how to meditate

34. Attend a silent retreat

35. Learn Qigong, yoga, or taichi

36. Write a letter to your younger self

37. Have a full body massage

38. Start a journaling practice for 90 consecutive days

39. Attend a class to learn something new

40. Start a vlog and record your feelings to the camera

41. Choose a pet plant and keep it near your desk

42. Make a scrapbook of your favorite memories

43. Eat a meal in silence to take in the sounds and sights

44. Make a list of things you love about yourself

45. Watch a sunrise/sunset

46. Forgive someone or yourself for something

47. Go outside for a walk with no technology, just listen to nature

48. Read a book a month

49. Have a playdate with shelter animals

50. Learn how to meditate

51. Learn to use a pottery wheel


52. Become debt-free

53. Create a passive income stream

54. Make your will

55. Build a rainy day fund

56. Set up a monthly savings plan for a long-term asset and acquire it!

57. Audit all your expenses and remove what’s not necessary

58. Make a down payment on your first home

59. Negotiate for a raise

60. Create a scholarship

61. Make a large purchase with cash

62. Go a month without spending money (excluding mandatory payments)

63. Pay cash for a car

64. Pay off your credit card


65. Create a family tree

66. Take a vacation with all the generations of your family

67. Go on a road trip together

68. Own your dream home

69. Capture your parents’ life story in a book

70. Visit the place where your parents or grandparents were born

71. Create a family bucket list with your children and tick things off

72. Find out the story of how your parents and grandparents met

73. Take a family bike ride

74. Create a new family tradition

75. Adopt a dog or cat

76. Share your favorite recipes with others

77. Give your kids a “yes” day


78. Do a parachute jump

79. Swim with dolphins

80. Go on a cruise

81. Sleep under the stars

82. Climb a mountain

83. Dive the Great Barrier Reef

84. Eat at a Michelin Star restaurant

85. See the Pyramids

86. Trek the Inca Trail

87. Practice yoga in India

88. Go white-water rafting

89. Travel somewhere solo

90. Swim naked

91. See your favorite band live

92. Learn to juggle

93. Ride across the desert on a camel

94. Go on a safari

95. Ride a jet ski

96. Visit the Great Wall of China

97. Test drive a fast car

98. Learn a musical instrument

99. Go wild camping

100. Take a train to a new city

101. Learn to surf

102. Go whale watching

103. 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?