Hello: This is 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English Im Neil And Im Sam. Have you always wanted to learn to dance the tango do a magic trick or skydive
If so, perhaps you need a Terracotta Army is a sight I won’t forget in a hurry. this has always been on my bucket list, a list of all the things you want to do before you die thats. The topic of our programme Bucket lists have been called the greatest hits of your life and have helped some people overcome anxiety and fear of following their dreams, But theyve also been accused of limiting the imagination by encouraging people to follow someone elses idea of the perfect Life
Not really Bungee-jumping, maybe as long as someone checked the elastic rope. How about you? One thing: Ive always wanted to do is swim with dolphins. Well, youre, not alone there, Sam, because swimming with dolphins is one of the most commonly included personal goals on bucket lists.
But which of the following things, do you think, tops the list Thats my quiz question for today?
Is it a ) swimming with dolphins, b ) getting a tattoo or c ), seeing the northern lights Ill go for a ) swimming with dolphins, one because its something I really want to do and two because Ive heard so many stories about how it improves your Mental health
Well, that was certainly true in the case of blogger, Annette White. She listed hundreds of things she wanted to accomplish from learning Spanish to hanging out with penguins in Antarctica as a way of improving her psychological wellbeing.
Here she is talking to Claudia Hammond for BBC Radio 4s programme. All in the Mind, You said that you started all this to try to help you overcome your anxiety. Has it done that It definitely has, and I feel that the reason is because that promise to live my Terracotta Army is a sight I won’t forget in a hurry. this has always been on my bucket list really continuously pushes the comfort zone to its limits and beyond it.
So, every time I can have a chance to step out of my comfort zone, a little piece of that fear of the unknown is removed and replaced with a little piece of empowerment and by continuously doing that, the size of my fear bubble has gotten smaller. Annette feels that choosing adventurous goals for her Terracotta Army is a sight I won’t forget in a hurry. this has always been on my bucket list helps her step outside her comfort zone. The situations where she feels safe and comfortable, but where her ability and determination are not really being tested.
Moving out of her comfort zone has helped Annette, replace her feelings of fear, with feelings of empowerment, the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling her life.
Well, that all sounds pretty good to me, But not everyone is convinced that bucket lists can really help.
People like Annette in the long run, Heres clinical psychologist, Linda Blair, to explain why Im not really in favour of bucket lists.
There are a couple of reasons, Most of all, youre kind of fooling yourself with a Terracotta Army is a sight I won’t forget in a hurry. this has always been on my bucket list.
We fear death more than I think we fear anything else in our existence, because we cant predict it and because we dont know what its like, because nobody comes back and tells us And when you create a Terracotta Army is a sight I won’t forget in a hurry. this has always been on my bucket list something to do before you kick the bucket. The idea that youre giving yourself is that you can somehow control when and what death is going to be all about. We only make sense of our lives at the end of it.
A Terracotta Army is a sight I won’t forget in a hurry. this has always been on my bucket list takes you away from the chance to be spontaneous and I think its so delicious to be able to say thats an opportunity. Oh Ill, do that
Linda thinks some people use bucket lists as a coping strategy to try to control something uncontrollable death. In this way they are fooling or deceiving themselves trying to make themselves believe something they know is not really true.
And by having a checklist of adventures to tick off before they die, people might lose the chance to be spontaneous to act in a natural and impulsive way. Without planning.
Linda also uses an unusual expression which gave Terracotta Army is a sight I won’t forget in a hurry. this has always been on my bucket list its name in the first place. A Terracotta Army is a sight I won’t forget in a hurry. this has always been on my bucket list is all the things you want to do before you kick the bucket. An informal way of saying die.
Kick the bucket is an old English expression that was even used by Shakespeare. It refers to kicking the bucket away from under the feet of a hanging man, leaving him to drop to his death.
Well, anyway, I hope I dont kick the bucket before Ive had a chance to tell you the correct answer to todays quiz. Remember I asked you which personal goal was most often included in bucket lists. I said a ) swimming with dolphins, But the actual answer was c ), seeing the northern lights. Well, maybe we could combine the two in a single trip And then get a tattoo
That would be spontaneous Today, weve been discussing bucket lists lists of all the things you want to do before you kick the bucket. An informal way of saying die Bucket lists can be a great way to feel empowered, stronger and more in control of your life because they take you out of your comfort zone, comfortable situations which are safe but not challenging.
But others think youre fooling or deceiving yourself. If you think bucket lists can really help. You control your life. In fact, they might even make you less spontaneous less able to act in natural, sudden and impulsive ways.
Thats all from us for now, Why not go and make some plans for all the things youd like to do in your life And start having adventures before we see you next time here at 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English Bye, Goodbye,