A New Monthly Life List (April 2014): Fun, Free and in Your Neighborhood

Last month’s life list challenge was a big success so we are doing it again! Below you will find a list of helpful, free and local activities you can do to start building bucket list momentum.

How did all of you do on last month’s list? Do you have any stories, suggestions or photos? Share them in the comments below.

If this is your first time seeing one of these lists and you are intrigued by the Life List lifestyle, now is your chance to try it out without having to fully commit yourself. Find a friend, set aside some time and use this an excuse to go adventuring. If you get a good story out of completing any of these items, come back to this post and feel free to share your experiences with the community.

Monthly Life List: April 2014

The following is a life list that is meant to be fun, free and something that you can do locally. The only guideline is you should aim to finish as many items as possible by the deadline (see below!).

  • Make water the only drink you consume three days a week
  • Be naked outside
  • Unplug one main appliance in your house and make do without it for five days this month (e.g. Microwave, coffee maker, TV)
  • Facebook message, e-mail or send postal mail to an old friend
  • Learn a new joke to share with others
  • Pick five weeds from around your house
  • Eat something you have never eaten before
  • Diagram your family tree three levels deep
  • Take a selfie of you first thing in the morning and send it to a friend
  • Pitch for a gameshow

The Deadline

No Life List would be complete without a deadline. This monthly life list’s deadline is:

April 30th 2014

Want to See Something Added?

Do you have a super simple life improving task that you want to share? I am looking for suggestions for next months list. If you have an idea, please let me know in the comments below.

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  • Sanjana Apr 6, 2014

    From this list, I think the first two, and the pick weeds around my house part, would be the hardest for me.

    Be naked outside would be absolutely NOT possible! I live in uber conservative UAE. And even though Dxb is relatively more relaxed, being naked is an absolute no-no! More than anything else, I’d be worried about being arrested!
    Can’t pick weeds around my house either. I live in a flat, we have maintenance guys who do the gardening around the building. No weeds to pick! :D

    • Tom Apr 7, 2014

      Hey Sanjana, sometimes the fun lies in coming up with creative ways to accomplish the items!

      Being naked in public will get you arrested in the US as well, though I’m sure the punishment would be less harsh. But its easier to get away with at night and in a remote area! Or maybe a secluded rooftop would enable you to get away with it?

      Maybe you could pick a stranger’s weeds instead? I’m sure they would appreciate the help!

      • Danny Dover Apr 7, 2014

        Agreed with Tom.

        Don’t do it if you are taking a serious risk but do challenge yourself to think beyond the obvious :-)

        • Sanjana Apr 8, 2014

          Tom & Danny,

          It’s too much of a risk to do it out here. It’s the fear of getting caught and arrested, fined and god-knows-what-else before I am deported that’s stopping me from it.
          Maybe when I visit Denmark next month, I’ll give it a shot! ;D

  • Dorothy Apr 7, 2014

    Love it! Already done four this month (assuming if I did it between April 1 and today it counts).

    Hard to find something I haven’t eaten though. I’ve done offal, unusual animals, bugs, wild plants… Suggestions?

    • Danny Dover Apr 7, 2014

      That counts! :-) I started the first one a week into the month so I am resetting it this month the dates are cleaner.

      My recommendation is something from the sea. Preferably cooked! Are there any foreign markets by where you are? If so, that would be a great place to start.

  • David Apr 16, 2014

    If You Want To Be Naked Outside, Then I Suggest That in A Hot Day, Go To The Rooftop In A Relaxing Chair And Put A Table With A Lemonade Drink Naked There So Pepole Will Think Your Tanning.

  • michael May 7, 2014

    Love this site…I just happened to run across it and cant get enough of it…but i have a question. Do you set time limits on your lists, or goals for a specific reason? Is it because it forces you to complete them without excuses? or to accomplish them quicker? Just curious..Thanks!!

    • Danny Dover May 19, 2014

      Hey Michael,

      I set the time limits because it forces me to overcome excuses. Bucket lists are inherently inconvenient but I don’t want that silly reason to stop me from living a full life. :-)

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