What are your most rewarding life experiences? Here is a list of 60 things that others have said are their most rewarding experiences. Things which, when mastered, are life changing. Check out the list below and get inspired, add your favorites to your personal list and then cross them off one by one as you go!
Nobody likes grumpy people who drag other people down. Over the time you will learn to master your emotions and you tend to no longer get upset over little (mostly unimportant) things. Your goal should be to lift people up by your sheer presence instead of dragging them down because you feel like they owe you something. Master your own emotions first and then use your happy attitude to help others to do the same. This should be on your bucket list now and you should work on it every day.
Eat good and healthy. Just be curious about it. Try to limit the toxic stuff you put into your body, because you actually care about it. Learn to value health over instant and short-term pleasure provided by fast food, sugary candy and alcohol. Finally get in shape and get the body you really want for yourself. You don’t have to go super crazy here and become the next Mr. or Mrs. Olympic but just take care over your body, because you only have one (and you might want it for several years to last).
Show strength by admitting your mistakes and wrongdoings. Don’t act all cool and tough. If you messed up, stand your ground and admit that you screwed up. People value this kind of behavior.
There is nothing more refreshing than to sincerely forgive somebody. It allows you to get rid of the anger and it frees up your mind. It enables you to allow new better stuff to enter your life. If you keep holding on to the people who treated you disrespectfully because you think they owe you an apology you might use up a lot of your own energy and nobody is helped here. Just forgive them and move on.
Don’t forget to do the same with yourself. Be nice to yourself. Everyday.
There is power in spending time with yourself and really finding out how you work and tick.
Think about all the stuff you believed was true when you were 10 years old and now you know is completely wrong. Think about all the stuff people in general believed to be true like 100-200 years ago. Don’t you think that you might be wrong about something right now as well? Learn to be open-minded and non-judgmental to other people’s opinions and ideas. This way magical connections and things might happen.
If something is holding you back, learn to get rid of it. Time is valuable and better spent “unchained”.
Be interested in people. Often, the people interested in others are the most interesting people themselves. Become one of these people. Learn to listen and learn something new from everybody you meet. Everybody can teach you something. They have x years of their own, unique life experience which you don’t have.
Make it a habit to deepen your relationships and constantly bring them to the next level.
It is rewarding in itself, but it also comes around.
Adventurous have more cool stories to tell. Become one of them!
In the best case under the crystal clear sky.
You can combine that with the one point above.
Always expand your mind and try new things.
It’s fun to do something “stupid” from time to time. Just don’t do something dumb!
Do something you feel like doing without justifying yourself to anybody else. Just listen to the voice which tries to tell you to explore and see the world.
It will give you great new insights, you will become more open-minded and you widen your horizon.
Why not go somewhere you have not yet been before? Why not do it every year?
Study abroad or just go for a travel. There is something magical that happens when you spend a long time in a new surrounding.
Resist the urge to take a picture of every attraction all the time. Just look and experience instead of watching it through a small lens and then applying a filter to distort it again. Use your own eyes and see the vibrant colors by yourself!
Do it and experience the clear and wide sky with all the stars that brighten the night. The farther you are away, the clearer the night!
It’s fun and it will reconnect you with your friends again. Doing stuff together gets more and more difficult the older we get because of more pressing responsibilities and other issues. But taking a time off together might be a nice and new chance to bond again.
Cut down on your expenses. You will find out you need far less than you think you do.
Once you have stretched your mind it can no longer go back to its default state.
Strangers are your friends! We are all humans and we are social creatures.
Volunteer or run for some position of leadership. Work a service job. Offer your service to charity. Give them some money to work with. Bring a homeless person a coffee. Go out of your way to help a stranger. Simply do something which has no direct payback for you and see what happens. Often, these selfless acts make us realize how fulfilling these kind of human interactions can be. Little (easy) things can mean a huge difference for somebody else in need!
Offer value to people and people will give you back in return.
Create something with your hands. It’s cool.
And then another one. You are no longer meant to learn one thing and then do this very task until you die. We live in a very fast-paced and flexible world and you can be just like that as well. If you feel the urge to do something different, which might give you more joy and happiness, why not awaken your inner curious side and try something new! Maybe the time to start something new is right now!
Don’t hold back just because of fear. If you have the desire to do it you should just go for it. Trying and maybe not liking it is always a better story than saying: “I don’t know, I have never dared to try it!”
Everybody fails at his first attempts to achieve something great. Try to be one of them and double your “fail rate”.
The trick is to recover from your failures again and go stronger next time. That is how people succeed in life.
You don’t have to do everything by yourself. Hire experts who can help you out.
Not every hire was a great idea!:)
Well, that might happen as well. But you will realize that it is not the end and oftentimes even a blessing in disguise.
Especially if you are miserable.
Drop them one by one and try to reach your full potential. They are called “bad habits” for a reason.
Finally decide to do it.
Get inspiration talking to people you value or you feel inspired by. Try to reach out for them. It is a fun thing to do and you might learn something new with little to no efforts. You can ask for help or advice. But if you don’t ask you will never get an answer. But if you do and your hero actually responds, how awesome would that be?
Get starstruck. Get inspired.
Especially if you love that very band.
Become a life-long learner and dedicate yourself to life long improvement.
There is so much wisdom in books. Why not read it and get inspired by what the people who wrote these books have gone through and found out? Also, read the novels you “read” in high school and be amazed.
Blog about your experiences. Tell other people. Teach your wisdom to other people. Don’t be selfish and hold back, people want to know. A lot of people think what they might have to say is of no value to others, but they forget that there is a lot of stuff they know which other people have no idea of. Share your insights!
There is no need to be afraid of talking in public. It’s a crucial skill everybody should decide to tackle. It’s important for you in order to share your hard earned wisdom.
If you have now mastered talking in public, why don’t you bring it to the next level and perform on stage (karaoke counts)?
Try it and master it if you love it.
Or participate in any other endurance trial. Just to find out how far you can push yourself and to learn that persistence and training pays off in the end.
Explore the deep sea and be blown away.
It’s a fun way to express yourself. And it impresses the girls!:)
What better activity to do in the snowy winter months?
Bonding with an animal can teach you some very valuable lessons.
Learn to give it commands and create a connection to such a strong and majestic creature.
It’s exotic and fun. Why would you not want to do that?
Go paragliding/parasailing/skydiving. There is something great in conquering this fear. It requires trust. And being able to trust in yourself or somebody else is always a bonus in life!
The older you get the more you see how your parents were right about a lot of things. Better spend as much time as possible with them and soak up their life experience. They care about you and you should appreciate what they have done for you.
It’s kinda magical. Don’t you think?
They are so young and yet so strong already. It’s a cool experience.
In the end everybody wants to be happy! But oftentimes it is harder than we think. I guess the ultimate thing on the bucket list of everybody should be “being happy”! Find something you really enjoy doing. Something that gives you so much joy and happiness that you would never want to do something different ever again. If you can look into the mirror every day and love what you see, I guess this is so much more valuable than any other thing you checked off your bucket list.
Be happy and appreciate the little things!
Featured photo credit: Moyan Brenn via flickr.com
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