Should You Create a Bucket List?


The thought of making a bucket list is anxiety-inducing for many people of all ages. Considering the major things you’d like to do or accomplish during your lifetime automatically leads to thoughts about your own mortality. It’s perfectly natural to feel uncomfortable thinking about the end of your life, but at Krause Funeral Home, we want our neighbors in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin to know the benefits of making a bucket list.


It makes you ask yourself the tough questions.


When you first begin to contemplate the goals you’d like to acheive before you die, you may feel unsure about the items you’d like to place on your bucket list. Start by writing down everything that comes to mind, whether it’s a faraway trip you’d like to take or a vacation home you’d love to purchase. No matter how farfetched or expensive it seems, write it down. You can always edit your list down later to include only the things that you can practically accomplish.


It motivates you to act on your goals.

Many of us have personal goals we never pursue out of fear of uncertain outcomes. Sharing your list with someone you trust can ease this anxiety and provide you with a sense of accountability. If you need even more motivation, write down when you’d like to see the things on your list achieved. Giving yourself a deadline can help ensure you’ll actually see it through.


It gives you a sense of accomplishment.

Checking items off your bucket list can boost your self-esteem and give you a sense of accomplishment. It can also help you connect to your values on a deeper level and more easily recognize what’s meaningful to you in your life. Perhaps you prioritize family time or learning new things. Your bucket list will likely shed some light on what means the most to you in your life, which can leave you feeling encouraged knowing you’re living a life in line with your deepest beliefs.


In addition to making a bucket list, we encourage our neighbors throughout Milwaukee County to preplan their funeral services. There are many benefits to preplanning, and our experienced professionals are ready to share more information and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up an appointment with a dedicated member of our team.