Seasonal bucket lists have become very popular in recent years. This post focuses on creating a WINTER bucket list – and I’ll provide 50 ideas for you to use!
You’re probably familiar with the term “bucket list” – meaning, a list of things you want to do before you die.
But did you know that you can create smaller bucket lists? For example, you might create a bucket list for travel, reading, or other activities – and for time frames as well. A bucket list for a year, 5 years, or one for every season.
Bucket lists provide a way of collecting activities you’re interested in doing into a single document. This makes it so much easier to plan and schedule them so that you actually do them!
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What is a Winter bucket list?
A seasonal bucket list is a list of activities, goals, or experiences that you want to accomplish or enjoy during a particular season.
It is a way to make the most of the time and opportunities that a specific season offers.
A winter bucket list is a bucket list geared specifically to the winter season.
The items on your list can vary depending on your personal interests, location, cost, and scheduling. Some common examples of activities that may be included in a bucket list include outdoor adventures, seasonal festivals or events, trying new foods, or exploring new places.
The purpose of a winter bucket list is to help you prioritize your time and create memorable experiences during the coldest months of the year.
How do I create a Winter bucket list?
Here are some steps to help you create your list:
1. Brainstorm ideas
Make a list of activities, goals, or experiences that you want to do in the next few months. Think about things you’ve always wanted to try, places you’ve wanted to visit, or activities you’ve wanted to do. Write down every activity you can think of.
Review your list and prioritize the items based on what you’re most excited about or what is most important to you. Choose the best ideas, and eliminate others.
3. Set realistic goals
Make sure the goals you set are achievable within the season and your available resources. Start to shrink your list to several activities that fit your winter schedule.
4. Be specific
Write down specific details about each item on your list, including the date, location, and any other important information, if they must be specifically scheduled.
5. Include a mix of activities
Include a mix of activities that are free, low-cost, or require a budget. Consider the length of time each activity takes, and have a mix of hourly, all-day, or weekend items. This will help you balance your list and make sure you can accomplish everything on it.
6. Share your list
Share your list with friends or family members who may want to join in on the fun or help hold you accountable.
7. Have fun
Remember that a winter bucket list is meant to be fun. Don’t stress too much about completing everything on the list. Enjoy the process and the memories you create along the way.
50 Winter bucket list ideas for women over 50:
- Go on a winter hike
- Go snowshoeing on a trail
- Attend an outdoor winter festival
- Visit a holiday market
- Rent skis and hit the bunny slope
- Make snow angels
- Rent a cabin in the mountains and enjoy a cozy weekend getaway
- Attend a winter concert or theater performance
- Ice skate at an outdoor rink
- Take a seasonal cooking class
- Watch a sunrise over new-fallen snow
- Volunteer at a local charity or non-profit organization
- Go stargazing and learn about winter constellations
- Go ice fishing on a lake
- Build a snowman
- Bake and build a gingerbread house
- Spend all day in your pajamas
- Make a winter wreath for the front door
- Write in an end-of-year journal
- Drink all the hot drinks – coffee, tea, cocoa, chai
- Bake donuts and eat them while they are hot
- Take the Polar Bear Plunge if you dare
- Go all-out on holiday decor
- Put up way too many string lights outside
- Try new recipes in your crockpot and instant pot
- Try a 1000-piece puzzle
- Build a blazing fire in the fireplace
- Spend a day reading and drinking tea
- Start a new year’s journal or workbook
- Choose your word of the year for 2024
- Identify your new year’s resolutions
- Attend a new year’s eve party
- Stay home on new year’s eve and watch the ball drop on tv
- Host a brunch on New Year’s Day
- Plan a fantastic summer vacation
- Make “care kits” to donate to those experiencing homelessness
- Research walking 5Ks in your area, and plan to do one a month in the new year
- Take free trial classes at all the fitness centers near you
- Buy new warm socks, gloves, hats, and scarves – donate your old ones
- Force spring bulbs indoors
- Grow an indoor herb garden
- Learn to make fresh pasta
- Spend a day meal prepping and fill your freezer
- Make homemade treats for your pet
- Have a cozy evening at home by candlelight – no electronics allowed
- Stock up on winter-scented candles and use them nightly
- Buy yourself a bouquet of cheerful flowers
- Host a wine and charcuterie night
- Host a murder mystery or escape room party
- Luxuriate in a long, hot bubble bath
These are just a few ideas to get you started.
Remember, a winter bucket list should reflect your interests and goals, so get creative and have fun!
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Lori is a happily 50+ woman striving to live her best life through self-awareness and self-care. She writes from experience, inspired by her own journey toward confidence, self-love, and positivity.
Holding degrees in Psychology, Education, and Nonprofit Management, Lori’s varied career has covered education administration, counseling, teaching, conference planning, and full-time motherhood. What do these roles all have in common? Caring for other people.
Today, Lori cares for others by promoting the benefits of self-care for mature women. She stands firm in her belief that through self-care, all women over 50 can feel confident, capable, and happy.