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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Summer Bucket List -Why & How To- FREE PRINTABLE

As we transition from the cold grip of winter and soggy spring days visions of EVERYTHING we could be doing if it was only summer already! dance in our minds. But, before you know it - time passes and we are looking back and saying "wish I had done (fill in the blank) this summer". How could I have forgotten "I wanted to do that" or "how did time pass so quickly" are too often asked, as the days darken earlier and the crispness of fall begins to fill the air. 

Well the answer Resilientistas is: life happens -and unless things are written down and scheduled into your planners - it's too easy to forget - put it out of your thoughts. And when you think of it - you realize your weekends are already filled doing things other people want to do - or you get so caught up in the moment that whatever is suggested you participate in, again putting your wants out of mind or without a plan (list) you sit around doing nothing. 

Just the other day: there was an event I had been wanting to attend - "I won't forget about it" ... I thought to myself - well the day came and went and it wasn't until after the fact that I remembered about it (I had not scheduled it in my planner). So, I quickly got out my Summer 2016 Bucket List and began to make note of the things I REALLY would like to do, see, experience this summer.

How to create a Summer Bucket List:

1. Print the Summer Bucket List FREE printable 
2. Grab your favourite beverage, a treat if you like and sit in a comfy place
3. Take a few moments to think about what you want to do, see, experience this summer
4. Start making your list
5. Pin your list where you will see it regularly
6. Schedule the activities into your planner. 
    You can schedule them all at once or add a few each week when you sit down to plan/review the          week ahead.
7. Pat yourself on the back and go HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!


* if an annual summer event has passed - that you wish you had attended make note of it for next year
* not sure whats going on - spend a few moments googling summer activities of interest to you for ideas
* remember there are only so many days and weekends in summer - if you find yourself with an enormous list pick 6-8 things you really want to do - schedule those first. 
 I keep my list on the cork board in my office at High Heeled Life HQ so that it's a daily reminder.

Here are some of the things on My Bucket List 
I'm hoping to do, see and experience this summer:

- attend a Blue Jays home game
- hotel pool day at the Hyatt
- have a picnic in the park
- see the animals at Toronto Zoo
- take in a play at High Park
- host a girls backyard soiree
- a weekend away to Muskoka
- have a beach day building sand castles
- boat cruise Toronto waterfront
- read 4-5 books

inspire others - share in the comments ...
What's on your Summer Bucket List?

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  1. Dearest Celia,
    Oh, this is such a good idea and indeed, you have to narrow it down and than schedule it!
    As I've noticed the last couple of years, being married with an elderly husband, all the travel planning and most of the driving is resting on my shoulders... So a vacation is not quite the same as it used to be. I know when I arrived in Orlando on Monday evening, I had a headache and had to lie down first as I cannot take anything due to my kidneys.
    Our friends were inviting us over to dinner and that turned out to be a lovely evening but I had to drive in heavy traffic 1.5 hour and back in 1 hour. Still it was so very rewarding for all involved!
    BUT I'd planned on having some more 'me' time which did not happen with only 24 hours in a day. Got a good pedicure done and enjoyed swimming and taking care of my skin and of course enjoyed healthy food and great times with 3 friends couples. That's how we can nourish our soul too.
    Coming home with a bad cold was no fun and I was down for a good two days. Today we were able to bike together and I'm slowly catching up on things.
    Summer is good, very special for doing things that we can't do in winter. Like having an al fresco dinner on the balcony after a busy day... Feels so very special and makes for great dreams after having relaxed body and soul.
    Sending you hugs and wishing you an ongoing happy summer!

    1. Hi Celia, I couldn't figure out how to add a Comment, so I just decided to piggy back onto Mariette's comment. She's a dear friend, so I'm sure she won't mind.

      I love this idea of a summer bucket list. I have been an inveterate list-maker for years now, and the older I get the more I realize I can't function w/out one. Deep into her 90's, Mme Mère still made lists of everything from her bed in the nursing home. It gave her some measure of "control" over her life. I believe that's exactly what it does. PLUS -- there's nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when you can cross something off the list. Time to celebrate!!

      Cheers, M-T

    2. No worries Marie-Thérèse Norris - thank you for stopping by and your sweet words. I'm finding lists are key to remembering what we wish to experience ... Yes, Mariette is a a sweetheart, I adore her so much and am inspired by her attitude towards to life. Happy Week .. C

  2. Fabulous bucket list, Celia! I always make sure to jot things down on my daily blotter and now in my Resilientista planner! Because I absolutely have mom brain and forget everything if it is not written down somewhere! Actually, I keep 3 calendars: one on my kitchen counter, one on my desk, and one in my bag!

    Thanks for linking up On the Edge of the Week!


    1. :) ... I too find having multiple places to remind me of whats on for the day/week/month very beneficial ... I find my Resilientista planner prompts very helpful to remind me to schedule self care intentions in my schedule as well as to practice self care on the daily... my Iphone is great for alerting me that a scheduled appointment/activity is scheduled ... I find between the 2 I am well on top of things - and no longer stress if my phone is charged or not ... because I have a hard print copy in my hand bag at all times. Oh and I have a wall calendar in my office that tracks editorial stuff for blog /website. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead.. XO

  3. cool list. I hope you get a chance to do it all and thank you for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.



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