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Today I found Rebecca Tracey’s website, The Uncaged Life, the entire point of which is to help people ditch jobs that they hate and spend their lives doing what they love. Pretty hard to argue with, eh? I stumbled upon her post about Reverse Bucket Lists, essentially, a list of things that you’ve accomplished that remind you of why you’re awesome. Great for when you’re feeling down or discouraged. Just an excellent idea.
Everyone has items for a reverse bucket list, and everyone needs to be reminded why he/she is awesome every now and then. It’s not an ego trip, it’s not saying that you’re better than anyone else. It’s reminding yourself that you have achieved things that you’re proud of doing. Everybody reading this can think of at least 10 things, whether it’s learning to cook a whole turkey or getting your college degree. Heck, running three miles is great. One mile, even.
So remind yourself why you’re awesome today. Becca busted out 50 items, but I’m going to start with
10 11 15 16 in no particular order and see where it goes from there:
So here’s the thing: write up a reverse bucket list for yourself. Keep it down to ten, or add more, I don’t care. But most importantly, remember that you’ve done some great things and that you’ll do some more great things before you’re done here. Post it in the comments if you want. I’d love to see it.
EXTRA CREDIT: Once you get the hang of it, write an encouraging one for someone else. I don’t think there’s anyone who wouldn’t welcome getting a Reverse Bucket List posted on their FB wall.