Setting the Holy Grail

Health & Lifestyle

One would imagine that the bucket list is usually a long list of to-dos, but research has shown that when we draw up a long list, it is almost never pragmatic and most times, half the things on that list are never ever accomplished. The intent behind this piece is to call to mind that time is a limited resource and all you need do is to make a shortlist and give yourself a timeline to fulfil the wishes on that list.

Try out the following tips:

  • Ponder over what you really want (If truly you are eager to have a life devoid of regrets, then you must first discover what it is you want, not what others expect of you or what you feel will be accepted from you). Be deliberate about yourself and you will be well on the way to creating a happy journey through life.
  • Engage in what excites you and you’ll have a clearer sense of what you’d like to accomplish.
  • Find your group for no one is an island, sometimes we need people who genuinely care and share in our interests, people that will galvanise you to face your fears and help you check that list.
  • Adopt the growth mindset, as this will help you stay focused, it’s okay if you encounter detours but don’t let that derail you from your goal.
  • It always is good to start early so here is your chance.
  • Choose quality over quantity, let go of past hurt, spend time with your family and be dutiful to them, this will do you a world of good.
  • You cannot grow if you do not fail, so try again.
  • Be a better version of yourself every day and that is the ultimate bucket list.

It is the start of a new day, and you are the list, you make the list what it is and what it should be, be a source of joy to those around you, smile and be receptive, render help whenever you can, these things invariably make up your list. Short and sweet is far more germane than long and energy-sapping.

Bon chance.

About Amina Usman

Amina UsmanAmina is a University of Lagos graduate of Microbiology and works as a Phlebotomist. She has a passion for creating impact through education, literacy, writing, and volunteering. She is currently a CIAPS Postgraduate Professional Student of Media and Journalism. She is looking to build a career in Media and Journalism. At CIAPS, she has written articles on Media and Communications in Nigeria. Linkedin

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