Bucket List

Stress Relief Tool – Your Bucket List

Create your bucket list, and as you check off items, enjoy the excitement and stress relief that comes with accomplishing something meaningful to you.

We all have been blessed with one life to live, and once it is gone, we can’t get it back. And if you are like me, we won’t be on our death beds regretting that we didn’t spend one additional hour per day at work.

What if next year was your last? That’s exactly what Stephen Levine did in his book A Year To Live. Levine outlines how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully – as if one year was all that we had left. It is a much more detailed version of writing your eulogy that I spoke about in a previous blog post.

I haven’t done what Levine suggests, but what I have done is kept a bucket list of items I want to accomplish before my time is over. Each time I check off one of these bucket list items, I have a sense of euphoria because I have honored myself. These bucket list items can be small or large – it really doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that it is important to you.

For example, I wanted to watch a football game at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field ever since I was a kid. It wasn’t until I was on a business trip in 2014 that I got the opportunity to do just that, and I had an unforgettable experience. I also wanted to write a book to make an impact on people’s lives, and once I started getting feedback on the impact the book had, the satisfaction I received was through the roof!

So create your bucket list, and as you check them off, enjoy the excitement and stress relief that comes with accomplishing something meaningful to you.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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