A bucket list is a personal list of things we want to accomplish in our lifetime before we die. Bucket lists help us push ourselves to do the things we may not have otherwise normally done, and they’re often known for helping make our lives more fulfilling. They do this by giving us a sense of mission and purpose, and the more active we are in accomplishing the goals on our list, the more content our bucket lists can make us. Having a bucket list might sound like a strange topic for some. But for many others, bucket lists are used as tools for living a more impactful and fulfilling life.
In a sense, everyone more or less has a bucket list. It’s just a matter of what we each put on it. Some of us want to visit all the best attractions the world has to offer. Others want to see every movie in the world. Some of us want to write a bestselling novel, and others want to learn how to play an instrument.
Regardless of what your bucket list consists of, keeping track and tending to it should be something that’s simple, straightforward and convenient—and that’s why this template exists.
Here are a few features and highlights of this bucket list template, by table:
This table is the bread and butter of this template. In it, you’ll find goals and their respective properties, such as name, status, category, and relevant dates. While this may or may not be all that you’d like to track for the goals living in your bucket list, the table’s flexibility allows you to create, delete, and update fields to your liking.
- Name. The name of the goal. This is a single line text field, so keep it short and sweet. And memorable.
- Status. The status of the goal on your bucket list. There are four statuses to choose from by default: Not Started, In Progress, Completed, and Postponed/Abandoned.
- Category. This is a linked field to the Categories table. Tag the respective category for each of your bucket list items in this field.
- Est. Completion. The estimated date of completion for the bucket list item. If you don’t have an estimated date, no worries—leave it blank. Otherwise, set a date (even if only an approximation), and work towards it every day.
- Completed. The date that you completed the bucket list item. Congrats! Make sure to also update the Status field accordingly.
- Notes. A freehand field to type out anything related to the bucket list item. It can be as short or as long as you’d like and/or need it to be.
- All Goals. Displays all goals, sorted by the estimated date of completion from past to future.
- Not Started. Displays all goals that you have yet to start. You got this!
- In Progress. Displays all goals that are currently in progress. What’s “progress”? Well, that’s up to you—if you started it but haven’t completed it yet, that could end up in this view.
- Completed. Displays all goals that you’ve successfully completed. High fives all around! 🙏
- Postponed/Abandoned. Displays all goals that were postponed or abandoned. Sometimes life gets in the way and we need to readjust for one reason or another. Keep your chin up, and get back to working towards the other items on your bucket list.
Not all goals are the same. Split them into categories like health, lifestyle, music, sports, adventure/travel, and more to organize your bucket list on a more granular level.
- Name. The name of the category. A useful way to think about categories is to compartmentalize aspects of your life, and think about the smaller goals that might live within each compartment.
- Description. A short description of what the category is about.
- Goals. This is a linked field to the Goals table. In it, you’ll see all the goals that pertain to each specific category. In most cases, each category will have a handful of goals, and most goals will only pertain to a single category.
- All Categories. Displays all categories, sorted in alphabetical order.