Have you noticed all the books and articles trying claiming there is a definitive list of things you HAVE to do before you die? It could be taking part in a South American street carnival, riding white water rapids in British Columbia or scaling a mountain in Nepal.
I would quite like to know how it is possible go to 1000 different places all over the globe if you work five days a week? These ‘life goals’ may well be achievable if you have time on your hands, zero commitments, and a limitless disposable income. However, for most, these lists are completely unrealistic. The only purpose they serve is to either get you into hopeless debt or make you feel life is somehow passing you by.
So here is my list of a few things you might think about getting round sometime. It comes with no pressure and no time limit.
- Laugh at your own joke
- Poo in someone else’s house
- Drink a cup of tea outside
- Put your clothes on backwards and try to walk backwards
- Read a whole book (any kind, even a children’s book)
- Smell some milk to see if it has gone off
- Have an afternoon nap
- Catch a cold
- Pretend to know something about football in a conversation. (I used to use Gareth Southgate missing the penalty in Euro ‘96 but people are starting to realise that is ALL I know about football.)
- Start writing something only to break off half way th
- Lick a stamp
- Put your shoes on the wrong feet then cross your legs so they look like they are on the right feet
- Write a comment under this list
- Measure your finger with a ruler, write down that measurement and compare that to other things around your house
- Have an early night
- Eat an orange
- Make a list of things you have already done and write on the top ‘Things to do by the time you are (insert your age)’.
- Drink a cup of tea inside
- Put someone else’s glasses on and ask them if they suit you
- Ride a bus and say thank you to the driver when you get off (even if they were rude to you)