How to create a seasonal bucket list

How to create a seasonal bucket list. How to create a seasonal bucket list

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Erin, here.

One of the things that I’ve learned, is that if you’re not intentional, life can pass you by.

It’s really easy to get stuck in a rut or a cycle of repeating the same day over and over.

Creating a bucket list of things that you want to do can be a great way to help you live more intentionally.

However, a lifetime bucket list is super overwhelming to me to try and create. Maybe one day I’ll come up with one, but for now, creating a seasonal bucket list is much more doable.

This post is going to give you a template for making your own seasonal bucket list.

1. Do something in service to another

It’s important to pay it forward and give back. I wanted to start this list with that reminder.

Come up with something each season that you can do for someone else.

This could be a donation to a cause that’s important to you.

Or you could buy the person in front of you’s order in the drive thru.

Direct service is another option. Donating your time or skills to an organization or another person.

It could even be as simple as offering a new parent some time to nap while you clean or watch the kiddos for them.

2. Do something by yourself

It’s important to be comfortable with yourself, and also to make time for yourself.

Go for a walk. Grab a cup of coffee. Treat yourself to a fancy meal.

Watching tv or reading a book are great options too, but be creative and branch out.

Do something by yourself - Go for a walk. Grab a cup of coffee. Treat yourself to a fancy meal. How to create a seasonal bucket list by LilHelper.ca Blog

3. Find and try a seasonal recipe or treat

This is a super fun one.

Hop onto pinterest and find a recipe to match the season that you want to try out.

Or go to your local farmers market and sample a tasty treat there.

Maybe your favorite eatery has a seasonal flavor you’d like to try.

Find and try a seasonal recipe or treat. How to create a seasonal bucket list by LilHelper.ca Blog

We tried lavender lemonade at a local lavender field!

4. Explore an area you’ve never been

This can be as big of an exploration as you want.

If you want to travel far away, that’s a grand adventure.

However, there are places in your community or surrounding communities that you’ve never seen.

It can be really fun  to be a tourist in your town and see it through fresh eyes, especially when the seasons change and new events start.

You can visit your nearest tourist information office or social media pages to get information on fun local things that you can check out near you!

Explore an area you’ve never been, How to create a seasonal bucket list by LilHelper.ca Blog

There’s an outdoor cafe in my town with all native plants that I’ve passed hundreds of times and never tried until I got intentional about trying new things.

5. Learn about something new

I stumbled onto Lil Helper this way.

I was learning about ways to be environmentally friendly and cloth diapers popped up.

LilHelper diapers - learning about ways to be environmentally friendly and cloth diapers popped up. How to create a seasonal bucket list by LilHelper.ca Blog

I spent some time learning about why cloth diapers were beneficial, how they worked, how to wash them, and where to buy them.

Then, I learned about The Great Cloth Diaper Change. Our change picture is above!

You can also take time to learn about yourself. Take an ancestry DNA test, figure out your love language, or determine your Myers-Briggs Personality type.

There are so many things to learn, don’t be afraid to explore new topics!

6. Create something

This could be something simple like a recipe.

You could also create a wreath for the front door each season.

Perhaps you’d like to try out a wine and canvas with your friends and paint a picture.

Planting a garden or writing a song are also ways you can create something.

Planting a garden or writing a song are also ways you can create something. How to create a seasonal bucket list by LilHelper.ca Blog

Even putting together bouquets of local flowers can be your creation!

Regardless of what you choose, taking the opportunity to be creative is good for self care as well as having something cool in hand.

7. Support a local or charitable business

I was scrolling through a local Mom’s group on facebook and stumbled on a local artist who wanted to create pictures of families for $20.

It was such a super cool idea. I am going to have this unique picture of me and my daughter, and I’m supporting a local business.

I’ve also really enjoyed finding new sweet shops in the areas to try. It’s a fun way to support the local community but also is just really fun and tasty.

It’s a fun way to support the local community but also is just really fun and tasty. How to create a seasonal bucket list by LilHelper.ca Blog

A local artist created this for my daughter’s first birthday!

8. Plan something outdoors

I know this isn’t true for all areas, but we get all 4 seasons where I live.

It’s important to get out each season and enjoy what it offers.

This could be as simple as going to an outdoor festival, or it could be something as fun as zipline through the local mountains.

Plan something outdoors, going to an outdoor festival. How to create a seasonal bucket list by LilHelper.ca Blog

No matter what, having time outdoors is great for the mind and the body.

9. Make a connection

Even though I’d already said it’s important to be able to do things alone, it’s also just as important to connect with people.

You could challenge yourself to reconnect with someone or simply make a new connection.

Reach out to a coworker or connect with someone in a facebook group.

10. Do something for your health

You can make a quarterly health challenge like getting 10k steps a day.

You could increase your water intake.

There’s also things that you can do for your mental and spiritual health.

Make you’re gonna try sunset yoga or make your own smudge stick. Learn more about smudging here.

Make you’re gonna try sunset yoga or make your own smudge stick. How to create a seasonal bucket list by LilHelper.ca Blog

It’s important to take care of all aspects of your health.

So there you have it! Here’s your template for creating your own seasonal bucket list. Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to just 1 thing in each category or that you can’t branch out to other types of things for your own list.

What are you going to have on your seasonal bucket list

 

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