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My Reverse Bucket List

You would probably be living in a hole if you don’t know what a bucket list means. A popular concept termed after the movie of the same name, it refers to the list of insane, difficult to achieve and sometimes unimaginable things and experiences we would like to have in our lifetime. I am sure that you must be having at least 3 things on your bucket list.
This post though, is not about the bucket list. I am sure you must have read so many in the recent times. I would like to share with you the idea of a Reverse Bucket List , an exercise in reflection and gratitude. Take some time to count your accomplishments so far, however small they may seem to you. Make a list of these to have your own reverse bucket list. Be prepared to find yourself happier, more motivated and pleasantly nostalgic.

Remember that feeling when we tick off things from our to-do list? You will experience a similar joy when you do this too. While the bucket list opens our minds to new possibilities, the Reverse Bucket List compels us to look back, reflect and be thankful. Setting goals for ourselves is great and very important, but it is also important to not lose sight of what we have achieved so far.

I sat down to write my own and found it so tough compared to writing a bucket list . We tend to belittle our achievements so much thinking they are not larger-than-life enough to be marked in a list.

So, here’s my very own, humble Reverse Bucket List

1) Survived two years of parenthood ( of course it tops my listπŸ˜‚).
2) Managed to get back into my pre pregnancy clothes, without much efforts on my part though.
3) Breastfed my child for over an year ( yes, it’s tougher than you think!)
4) Survived a lumbar and a cervical spine problem ( the credit should go to my therapist though πŸ˜€)
5) Started and maintained my blog.
6) Learnt (still learning) photography and editing skills
7) Started an online business and helped lives through the profits I made
8) Maintained the routine of a morning walk-cum-run for over a month now.
9) Take up gardening seriously and experienced pure joy out of it.
10) Came out of my shell and made so many new friends through Instagram, both in my city and beyond.
11) Juggled a life between a baby, dentistry, blogging and Glitter Paper, although with a lot of hiccups πŸ˜‚
12) Survived (almost) the death of a loved one.

13) Travelled and made so many beautiful memories with friends and family. ( This picture is from Laitlum village, Meghalaya, one of the most beautiful places I have seen so far)

14) There are other things too, but am kinda ashamed to admit those. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

Tell me the top 3 accomplishments of your life that you would add to your own reverse bucket list? I would love to know!

Isn’t it funny how we easily write off and forget things we have done in the past and focus on what to achieve in the future instead? This new year, swap your list with this one and feel the difference!

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