You only live once is probably untrue. You die once but live every day. You wake up to beautiful mornings, eat the best food, meet great souls, and enjoy every little beauty of life. But we miss on many things to do once in a lifetime.
Despite the blessings, we haven’t been able to explore our lives completely. We are caught up in our day-to-day jobs, busy with kids, office work, etc. We neglect things that give us happiness. These mundane activities take a toll on our health and trap us with anxiety and suffering.
If life is full of struggles, there are silver linings that make it interesting too. Life offers us many privileges, but we never step forward to take one.
Here are a few things that you should do once in a lifetime to push your inner-self and live life to the fullest.
1. Plan a Road Trip
Gather your friends and colleagues, join a bikers group, and go on a spontaneous full-fledged road trip. It can be an adventure trip or a weekend getaway. Stop at a tea stall, dance in the open sky, crack silly jokes, and pull each other’s leg. Trust me; you will cherish every moment of the trip. But no reckless riding, please!
2. Go on a Solo Trip
Go on a solo trip. Traveling alone can help you explore a lot about yourself. You’re free, and you can do a lot of activities. There is no one to control you or stop you. There are many places in the world where you can go alone. So pack your bags and get going.
3. Climb a Mountain
Climbing a mountain is an adventurous activity. It takes significant efforts to climb the mountain, but the beautiful site scene that you’ll see is an experience. That’s the only place where peace and tranquillity are at the zenith, and that’s all we want.
4. Experience Nature
Mother nature is humans’ best friend. If traffic, pollution, noise, etc. have enveloped you completely, it’s time to bask in the glory of nature. Take a walk in the woods, enjoy the beach, the sand, sleep on the grass, gaze at the stars, and quilt yourself in nature.
5. Go Hitchhiking
If you can convince someone for a free ride, then go hitchhiking. You will meet strangers, make friends, and save on your travel budgets. The probability of meeting with an accident or any danger is just 0.0000089%. So, still a safe one.
6. Go on a Cruise
Go cruising, engross yourself in the shore excursion, go sailing to some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Go for a world tour with your friends, families, or your loved ones. You never know if you’ll be able to discover something new and be the next Vasco Da Gama. I ain’t kidding.
7. Go River Rafting
You should experience river rafting at least once in life. If you are not aquatic or fear water, you may freak out in the beginning. But once you sit in the raft, you will only remember the fun, adventure, and memories. I experienced this with my friends, and it was just amazing.
8. Go Scuba Diving
Did you wonder anytime what it’s like to breathe underwater? Once you Scuba dive, you will feel there is nothing as enjoyable as the sea’s stir while surrounded by eye-catching fishes. It increases emotional well being, helps relieve stress, and takes you to your childhood days.
9. Go Skydiving
Always heard that the sky’s the limit, but never seen. This one gives you the real feeling of talking to the air. The thrill and rush that you experienced will be unforgettable. It will help you conquer fear and build up self-confidence.
10. Learn a New Language
Learning a new language is not easy, but it’s not difficult either—C’est incredible. Werden Sie sich ver lie ben. See, I just wrote something in French and German. There is a high demand for linguistic people, and it “ll be all success if you master the art of learning new languages.
11. Learn Cooking
Cooking is an art as well as science. It makes you creative and self-sufficient. You can use different techniques to prepare food. If you’re someone who never steps into the kitchen, then you must try this. Your passion for food can become your career for life.
12. Visit An International Holy Place
Each religion has a holy season. There’s always peace to visit sacred sites, whether you’re intrigued by the art, history, or simply following a tradition. You must already be visiting a few in your country, but visiting an international holy place is more about restoration and revitalization.
13. Visit The Wonders Of The World
Visiting the wonders of the world is on every traveler’s bucket list. They are rich in culture and a must-see once in a lifetime. You can experience the great civilizations of antiquity, jaw-dropping natural wonders, and human-made constructions.
14. Volunteer For A Good Cause
There is a saying that if you help a needy or a penniless, your heart melts. It flushes out everything bad that’s stuck in your heart. It’s our social and moral responsibility to take part in causes, and there is nothing more blissful to bring a smile on someone’s face.
15. Visit A Haunted Place
Ever since childhood, we hear ghost stories but never experienced one, in reality. It’s time to start hunting them, and if you found one, do ask their mystery about white clothes and candles and why they scare people so much? You can surely park this for thing to do once in a lifetime.
16. Live Alone
Nothing makes you wiser than being on your own, completely. Move out while you are young, even if it’s for a while and live on your own. Staying alone makes you independent and teaches you to survive alone when no one is around.
17. Live Without your Smartphones
We live in a world where we are constantly dependent on technology for everything. Try staying without phones, calls, social media, etc. for a day to find the other side of the world; a technology-free world. Spend time with your family, cook for them, watch movies together, and create memories.
18. Own A Home
There is no feeling like owning your home from your hard-earned money. The taste is fantastic, and it’s a great deal of investment. You can design the house in the format that you like. Get married, plan a family, and have a blessed life.
19. A Stage Performance
Going on the stage and performing in front of a huge crowd is a dream come true. It makes you confident and excretes the fear out of you. You will be nervous initially, but you’ll enjoy every bit of it. Clapping sounds, smiling faces & stage lighting will make you remember it for life.
20. Do Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping is an extreme sport. The adrenaline rush makes your blood gush through your spine. While the risk of a bungee jumping accident is about 1 in 500,000, you would not want to step back with all the safety measurements around.
The list is endless and subjective to one’s choice. Your life isn’t boring or sluggish. It’s how we take and make it. Either of the above will give you a different perspective on life. Enjoy life to the fullest, and live each moment dearly. Remember, when life gives you lemons, make lemonades.
So according to you what are the things to do once in a lifetime? Share your thoughts.
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