Is This the Ultimate Bucket List?
11th January 2018
After drawing the curtains on yet another 365 days, a new calendar year can sometimes serve as a reminder that life is short.
It's that time of year where you may review your current lifestyle and consider what changes you would like to make. From travelling to another country to making a drastic career change, a list begins to develop of what you want to do.
One way you can present this is through a bucket list.
Researchers spoke to 2,000 adults in the UK to find out which life ambitions Brits craved the most, with results ranging from getting a tattoo, to writing a novel, and even driving a rally car.
The study also found that 40% of the entire nation have a bucket list.
There's one thing that no one can accuse Brits of, and that's lacking ambition. Everyone has different desires in life, so the question is... what is the ultimate bucket list?
Travel Far and Wide
Did you know that one in ten people in the UK have never been abroad? And a whopping 30% of us have not been overseas in the past five years?
Travel can be at the top of the bucket list for many people with seeing the Northern Lights being at the top of the UK's General Top 30.
But it's not just seeing the world that's made its way onto our bucket lists, but the experience of getting there too! Number 3 on the list is to fly first class, number 8 is to go on a cruise and number 9 is to go ride in a helicopter.
There is a lot to see and do out in the world and everybody has their own set of places they want to visit. If travel is a priority for you, you could begin your list by pinpointing your places.
While some may have travel as a priority, others would prefer to let their adventurous side roam free a bit closer to home. The number of activities that get your adrenaline pumping seems endless, and Brits aren't afraid to get stuck in and seek out thrills.
With everything from bungee jumping to skydiving and skiing, Britain has been classed as one of the best places for it, meaning you don't have to travel too far to get your fix.
Brits spend more than £3.5bn a year pursuing adrenaline rushes, with the world's top adrenaline hotspots including zip wiring in Wales, travelling on the world's largest cable car in China and climbing the Sydney Harbour bridge.
It may be wise to think about getting travel insurance that covers extreme sports before diving head first into any of these activities.
Learn New Things
Humans naturally seek to learn new things and are all curious in their own way.
Perhaps that's why so many of bucket lists include activities where people seek to learn; learn a language, learn to play a musical instrument, learn to dance, or even learn to fly a plane.
If you are a natural born discoverer, why don't you add learning or finding out something new to your bucket list?
It's the Simple Things
Some people may not wish to lead a more extravagant life that involves bungee jumping, skydiving, or travelling. Some may wish to lead a quieter and more simple life, and their bucket lists can reflect this.
Within the top 20 of the biggest desires, moving to a new house, getting married and changing career are all up there. Edging its way into the top 30 at 29 is getting a pet dog.
When it comes to your bucket list, it is yours and yours alone, so don't let others' extravagant thrill-seeking lists sway your true ambitions in life.
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