The sweet genius behind Things I Can’t Say, and THIS wonderful Facebook post about a Reverse Bucket List holds claim to a special place in my heart if she wants it. It’s so simple.
Planning and list-making are valuable tools, if they work FOR us.
Planning sessions, lists, and other ‘tools’ that consume a lot of time and energy; distract us from what’s important; and enable us to say hurtful [and untrue] things about ourselves — they’re no longer working FOR us. Rather, they’re working AGAINST us.
I consider the amount of time and energy I’ve spent planning our summer bucket list…
The amount of time and energy I’ve spent feeling behind if I don’t have a list at the beginning of the season…
(By the way, what is that??)
Or feeling pressured to do everything on our list…
Or feeling guilty for each thing we didn’t do, and for ‘not having my sh*t together.’
As we’re busy planning our ideal Summer, how many fun, ‘little,’ quick moments with each other do we pass over?
For a long time, I believed that “Fun” was a product of the activity we’re racing off to.
That only sets us up to have “Fun” for as long as the activity lasts.
Now, I find myself wanting “Fun” to be a product of being together, and doing anything together.
Do you think that’s possible?
I’d Love To Hear What Was On Your Reverse Bucket List For Today!