The Reverse Bucket List
I’m a huge fan of Bucket Lists. I’ve had one for years and although it seems to be growing every single day, things are slowly getting crossed off!
So what is a reverse bucket list? I’ve been seeing this concept around on various blogs and wanted to give it a go! Sitting down and contemplating all of the things that you’ve already accomplished! Seems simple right? Not so! With a traditional bucket list it’s easy to open your mind up to all the possibilities that life could offer, to all the places that you dream of visiting, whereas with the reverse bucket list, you really have to shift your mindset.
Instead of dreaming and planning, it takes reflection and gratitude. I know for sure that I really struggle to shout about my achievements, thinking that they’re just not as impressive as others, or that ‘everyone has done that’.
The trick to this list is realising what is important for YOU. Just because it might not sound like a big deal to others doesn’t mean it isn’t huge to you. This is an amazing tool for realising your accomplishments and taking a little look back on this incredible gift of life!
A small section of my 'Reverse Bucket List'
1 - Travel Solo (2014) - This always filled me with such anxiety but after a rough time through and following university I knew that something had to change and so I booked a ticket to India and off I went! Which leads me onto my next point....
2 - Live on a beach in Goa and do yoga every day (2014) - This was one of the first things I ever put on my Bucket List when I was about 14 and in I went and did it! Even better is that whilst I was there I trained to become a yoga teacher.
3 - Become a 500hr RYT (2014) - Following India, I well and truly had the 'travel bug' and the experience that I'd had was so beautiful that I booked straight onto a 500hr yoga teacher training which turned out to be the best thing I could have possibly done in my life. The growth, relationships and skill set that I acquired there has allowed me to be where I am today.
4 - Work with Orangutans in Borneo (2014) - On my bucket list before I even knew what one was. My absolute dream and one that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
5 - Learn to control my anxiety - The most empowering thing I have ever done for myself.
So that's just a little snippet of my list. Give it a go yourself, it's really amazing when you realise what you've done throughout your life!
Let me know if you try this out.