Many of us have strong feelings about turning the big 4-oh, but as they say, life begins at 40! Tick these things off your bucket list before you hit 40.
  • Take yourself on a date – get to really know yourself and fly solo for an afternoon
  • Book a photoshoot – capture yourself in all your pre-40 glory
  • Book a big trip – broaden your horizons and visit somewhere you’ve never been before
  • Clear-out your wardrobe – we’re sure you’ve collected many items over the years, but only keep the essentials and bin the things you’ve outgrown
  • Run 10 miles – you’ve probably never done it, so why not see what your body can do?
  • Invest in a piece of art – it’s aesthetically pleasing, intellectual and cultural. Plus it’s a very adult thing to do
  • Make the first move – what are you waiting for?
  • Buy an expensive watch or piece of jewellery – you’ve worked hard over the years, so treat yourself
  • Make a difference – if you haven’t already, choose a charity to support
  • Take a helicopter ride – we fly in aeroplanes all the time, but helicopters are next level
  • Order everything on a (small) menu – erm, yum!
  • Learn a language – improves memory and enhances cultural experiences, why not?
  • Do a Tough Mudder course – when else do you get chance to be covered head to toe in mud?
  • Go skinning dipping – there’s nothing more freeing
  • Break a bad habit – smoking, nail biting, negativity, you name it. Conquer it.
  • Read a self help book – they really do change lives
  • Learn a signature dish – loved ones will be begging you for this for years to come
  • Shower in a waterfall – get back to nature!
  • Donate blood – if you can, this will really help someone in need, even if you only do it once
  • Fly first class – everyone deserves some luxury now and then
    Attend a big festival – you’ll make some seriously unforgettable memories
  • Take up a new sport – improves fitness and is a sure fire way to meet new pals
  • Go vegan for a month – ‘veganuary’ is a great time to change up your diet and try new things
  • Learn a new skill – helpful and empowering
  • Learn self defence – this needs no explanation, safety first!
  • Spend a wild weekend in Vegas – Sin City is calling…
  • Go shopping in New York – Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out
  • Walk Hardian’s Wall – it’s one of the UK’s most impressive landmarks
  • Take a group holiday – let’s be honest, group trips with friends have probably stopped since kids and commitment. Get the gang back together again if you can!
  • Say yes to everything – even if it’s just for 24 hours, who knows what will happen?
  • Ride a horse – time to get in the saddle
  • Go skiing – a fun filled trip up a snowy mountain with panoramic views? Yes please!
  • Learn to play an instrument – impress your loved ones with some musical magic
  • Go on safari – get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous and magnificent animals of the world
  • Visit the 7 wonders of the world – or at least try and manage a couple of them
  • Go scuba diving – two thirds of our planet is made up of ocean, so why not explore what lies beneath?
  • Break a Guinness World Record – think the tallest toilet paper tower or the fastest time to eat a 12” pizza
  • See the Northern Lights – the world’s most elusive natural phenomenon
  • Be a tourist in your own city – we often take the places we call home for granted
  • Forgive – let go of any grudges or negativity, these things won’t serve you going forward