Reasons to Start a Life List

5 Reasons You Should Have a Life List, Bucket List, or Flux List

Life lists are all the rage these days. Or so it seems. If you visit other lifestyle blogs, it’s likely that you have seen some life lists floating around.

Obviously, I’ve always known what a bucket list, or life list, is, but it wasn’t until I found them on Sean Ogle’s Bucket List, Joel Runyon’s Impossible List and Steve Lamb’s Epic Quest blogs that I started to think that I should come up with my own.

The result of that was the Flux List. As each of the above examples do, I have a unique bend to my flux list. It’s a changing list. I may want to include one thing on it now, but I may change my mind later. It’s flexible and I want it to reflect at any given time what my priorities are and what I want to do with my life. However, the most important part of my flux list is that it motivates me to continually strive towards the life that I want to live: one where I make purposeful decisions, work with the constraints that life gives me, and make things happen.

Regardless of how I set up my life list or how someone else sets up their own, why would you want to do create a life list at all? Ha! I’m ten steps ahead of you. Here are give fabulous reasons for creating your own life list today!

1. It motivates you

Having a life list is a motivator. We often have a tendency to want to finish the things we start. By putting a life list on paper (or the Internet, or wherever you want to keep yours), you will have a constant reminder of the things that you want to do.

2. It helps you keep track of what you’ve done

The great thing about a life list is that it allows you to keep track of all of your accomplishments. As you mark things off, you can look back and remember and reminisce about all of the cool things that you’ve done.

3. It helps you think far into the future

Life moves pretty fast, so it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. A life list reflects your very long-term goals. They’re big things! They don’t have to be, but they can be. By coming up with things that have a very long-term timeline, you’re pulling yourself out of today and looking at the much bigger picture into your future.

4. It’s fun

Since a life list is all about you and your aspirations, it can be a lot of fun to come up with. The sky is the limit when coming up with your life list. It’s all about what you think will help you live a full and meaningful life.

5. It’s the first step

If you want to live life on your terms and make things happen (basically, what Living In Flux is all about), a life list can be an important first step to creating that life for yourself.

What’s on your life list? Why or why wouldn’t you want to create one for yourself?

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