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100 Interesting Things To Add To Your Life Goals List If You’re Out Of Ideas

Has your life goals list lost some of its steam? Here are 100 ideas that can help you get started again.

And if you still need to start a life goals list, you’re missing out on something big. Your future self will thank you for writing them down and setting them in motion.

In high school, one of my teachers had us write down 100 goals, no matter how outlandish. It can be fun to come up with new ideas!

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Why Should You Make a Life Goals List?

If you’re anything like me, you always search for new goals to add to your life. It’s not that I’m not happy with my life, but I like to keep things fresh and exciting.

And there are several reasons why you should make a life goals list. Here are some of the best ones:

  1. Get clarity about what you want out of life.
  2. Be inspired and motivated to achieve your dreams and goals.
  3. Set yourself up for success by making time for work, play and self-care in your schedule.
  4. Create a plan for what needs to be done before achieving each goal (step-by-step approach).
  5. Practice gratitude daily for what you already have (positive mindset).
  6. Make sure you’re living a balanced lifestyle by adding things that make you happy, healthy, wealthy and wise (balance is key!).

Now let’s get started!

person slicing vegetables. A cooking class is something you can add to your life goals list.
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  1.  Be more active
  2.  Learn how to cook healthy and delicious meals
  3.  Start a business
  4.  Read more books and blog posts each week
  5.  Write every day (even if it’s just one sentence)
  6.  Do one thing for yourself every day
  7.  Stop procrastinating 
  8.  Make a vision board with pictures of your dreams and goals for the future
  9.  Be more grateful for all you have in life now
  10.  Learn something new. This could be anything from learning a foreign language to mastering a musical instrument
  11. Take up a hobby you’ve always wanted to try but didn’t have the time or money for yet
  12. Travel somewhere new and exciting (preferably somewhere off the beaten track).
  13.  Go on holiday with your friends or family – as long as it’s not just another weekend break!
  14.  Read a book every month
  15.  Cook dinner at least three times a week
  16. Take up a new sport or hobby
  17. Run a marathon or other race
  18. Visit another country (or several!)
  19. Learn how to speak another language fluently
  20. Learn how to code or program computers
  21. Teach yourself how to play an instrument (or several)
  22. Read 100 books in one year (or whatever number feels achievable!)
  23. Volunteer at an animal shelter or rescue organization for a week or more
  24. Go to yoga classes more often than once a month
  25. Try a new restaurant every month (or week!)
  26. Find time for reading every day (even if it’s just 15 minutes)
  27. Get better at using chopsticks (or learn how to use them)
  28. Take up knitting or crocheting (or both)
  29. Watch an old movie from your childhood that you’ve never seen before (and watch it with someone else who hasn’t seen it before either)
  30. Join an improv theater group, or start one at your school or workplace! Improv is great fun and helps with communication skills, creativity and teamwork — not to mention confidence and self-esteem!
  31. Make friends with someone new
  32. Completely redecorate your apartment/home office
  33. Spend a weekend without any electronics — no TV, computer, or phone — just time with people and nature (or whatever else brings you joy)
  34. Have one day per week when you don’t check email or social media during the day; be present with whatever needs attention at the moment (and then catch up later)
  35. Save money each month
  36. Travel to all 50 states in America
  37. Buy a high-end camera and learn how to use it well enough that you could make money with it someday (I want to make videos for my blog!)
  38. Start writing fiction stories and finish at least one novel before you die (maybe even publish it!)
  39. Learn to play the guitar
  40. Take a salsa class
  41. Get a pet fish
  42. Bake a cake from scratch
  43. Write a song and record it
  44. Learn how to do your nails with nail art designs (I have always wanted this skill!)
  45. Draw and paint with watercolors
  46. Learn how to ride horseback
  47. Learn to make soap and candles, or do it yourself at home!
  48. Get better at public speaking or storytelling.
  49. Skydive over the Grand Canyon, then hike and spend the night in it
  50. Take a class in something you’ve always wanted to learn — woodworking, cooking, sewing — anything!
  51. Go bungee jumping
  52. Create a bucket list of places you want to visit in your lifetime
  53. Learn how to juggle
  54. Go camping in the woods for the weekend (or longer).
  55. Watch all your favorite movies with someone who’s never seen them, and then talk about them afterwards!
  56. Write down all of your fears, then ask someone else what their biggest fears are (and see if there’s any overlap between yours!). Then try coming up with solutions for how you might overcome those fears!
  57. Learn to play the piano
  58. Stop drinking soda once and for all
  59. Go on an adventure every year (whether it’s hiking through Europe or just taking the train somewhere)
  60. Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  61. Get your finances in order (budgeting, debt payoff, savings, etc.)
  62. Write letters to people you love and send them by snail mail instead of email
  63. Organize your home office so that it’s more functional for you working from home (if that’s what you do)
  64. Donate money to charities at least once per month (even if it’s just $5)
  65. See a Broadway show in New York City
  66. See the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam on a road trip through Arizona and Nevada (or any other state you can think of)
  67. Make it a priority to learn more about your family history by talking with relatives or looking through old photos and documents
  68. Get published in a magazine or newspaper
  69. Write a book of poetry or short stories (even if you don’t want it published)
  70. Get a library card
  71. Learn to cook at least one new recipe every week
  72. Watch every movie Quentin Tarantino has ever directed, written or produced
  73. Learn how to fly a plane
  74. Learn how to drive a stick shift (and do it!)
  75. Don’t buy anything for a year (except maybe food and necessities)
  76. Go on a cruise ship vacation
  77. Take a road trip with friends or family members who don’t live near you now — or who you haven’t seen much lately
  78. Build something from scratch (a cabinet or chair, for example)
  79. Organize an event at your local library, school or community center (like a book club or movie screening)
  80. Learn how to surf, skateboard, or snowboard
  81. Wear something outrageous in public just because it makes you happy!
  82. Make a budget and stick to it for three months straight – who knows? Maybe you’ll keep with it!
  83. Become a better listener
  84. Take more walks
  85. Make a bucket list of all the places you want to go before you die, and start crossing them off as you go along!
  86. Try something new that scares you every day for 30 days straight (e.g., public speaking)
  87. Write a letter to your future self and put it in a time capsule (or post it on social media)
  88. Sleep under the stars by a body of water or wherever there’s no light pollution so you can see constellations clearly
  89. Write yourself notes and put them somewhere where you’ll find them later when you need the reminder
  90. Go outside every day (or week)
  91. Get a tattoo of a word or phrase that inspires you – I have one that says enough!
  92. Host an evening at home with friends where everyone brings food they’ve cooked themselves and teaches others how to make it as well
  93. Get rid of stuff cluttering up your life and making it harder for you to focus on what’s important — clothes, furniture, knick-knacks etc
  94. Learn how to make homemade pasta from scratch
  95. Take an art class like painting or drawing or sculpting or pottery 
  96. Go on a silent retreat for peace and reflection
  97. Make a collage with pictures from magazines
  98. Get certified in CPR/First Aid/AED training
  99. Create your own board game or card game (and play it with friends)
  100. Write down something you are thankful for every night before bed

How do you know if your life goals list is complete?

The simple answer is that it’s never complete. The more complicated answer is that it’s never complete.

Life is a journey that requires constant updating, and we’re always adding new things to our life goals list as we go along.

One of the best ways to keep your life goals list growing and moving is to take advantage of the ideas that you’ve found. Look at your goals list each month and see if there’s an item or two you want to add. Grab those ideas for inspiration and use them to add new and exciting items to your life goals list.

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