5 Things You Should Do Before You “Kick the Bucket”
Charles Dickens once said, “To a young heart, everything is fun!” This is true in all senses. But the reality is that our bodies fail to remain youthful. As we age we lose a bit of ourselves and our ability to do things wanes gradually. This is why people often say that we should make the most of our lives while we have the chance to do so. After all, just before kicking the bucket, no one wants to regret having not done a particular thing even when he had all the opportunity in the world to do so.
Death is unpredictable so it’s futile to ponder over it. Take each day as a new beginning and plan ahead with the same enthusiasm as is noticed in a child. If you have been the typical 9-5 working individual with a pretty monotonous life, then this is the time to wake up from the slumber and add spice to your life.
Here are 5 things that you definitely need to do before bidding farewell to the mortal world.
Capture Every Moment
Life flashes by too fast to actually store each and every precious moment in your mind. What’s the next best thing? Capture the moments in your camera. Yes, always keep a camera with you because you never know when you might have a memorable moment. Years later when you look back at your life, your pictures will tell your story not only to you but to your family when you have passed away.
Relish Everything that You Eat and Drink
You are always at the risk of having some disease or the other that would prevent you from consuming certain food items. At that point, there is nothing that can be done except to just watch others relish their food while you are compelled to simply stare at it. Why sulk then when you can have all you want to eat, right now?
Be it a simple burger or a gourmet meal at a fine dining restaurant, savour everything like it was your last meal on earth. Let every flavour tingle your senses and give you an experience that is out of this world. Also, do not hesitate to try stuff because you might not get this opportunity again in life.
Go on a Wild Holiday
We all go on holidays, right? But have you ever been on a wild holiday. Plan at least one trip where you may try your hand at exploring new places, indulging in adventure sports, meeting with the locals, becoming a part of their culture and simply enjoying life as it comes. Everybody has work to finish and deadlines to be met, but never neglect the one thing that deserves your utmost priority – YOU!
Try Your Hand at Something that Scares You
There is always this one thing that everyone is afraid of. So what if it scares the hell out of you, try it! The experience will be second to none and who knows, maybe your fear will be gone forever. All it takes is a little nudge and you would never know when you have crossed the obstacle. Let’s say you are scared of snakes and you can’t even think about coming close to one.
Ask one of your friends to accompany you to a zoo or a snake farm and under careful vigilance of the handler, try to hold the snake with your hands. I know you are going to lose your mind over this (with a very real possibility of fainting) but it will give you an adrenaline rush like no other. Whatever you do, just make sure it is done under supervised conditions or you would place yourself in a very risky situation.
Buy a Caravan
Have you ever been on a road trip? If yes, then just imagine the level of fun and enjoyment that you would experience when you go on such a trip in your very own caravan. You would have a cocktail of emotions when you buy your first caravan. Owning this small personal mobile space is something you should definitely indulge in. Caravan trips are not only fun, but you could literally live your life in one.
You could also attach awnings and annexes to make more space for yourself. The caravan is sufficiently equipped with a washroom, sitting area, beds, couches, mini-kitchen and closets. All of these are key components to provide you the comfort of home on your road trips. You can also take along these vehicles to caravan parks where you won’t need to book any accommodation. Just plug in the necessary connections to your caravan and you have your very own place in a holiday park. How cool is that! Buy one early so that you can spend some quality time with your family after your retirement (and before that also).