Grooming is an art!
Go ahead and master it.

When was the last time you stepped outside your house, looking as if you've just rolled out of bed. Don't remember? Well, times have changed. Just like women, men are now expected to present themselves with clean style and confidence, in the worlds of both business and pleasure. Researchers found out that men spend 83 minutes a day on personal grooming. On the contrary, women take just 79 minutes. Not at all shocking!

Since with a hectic life, many of us do not have the time to step into a salon or spa, with a proper men's grooming regime, a man can look as if he just stepped out of an expensive day spa. So go ahead, try using some of our simple tips and get ready to make a strong statement!

How To Make A Bucket List

Have you seen the touching film, Dasvidaniya, where Vinay Pathak makes a list of things he wants to do before he dies. And though the sentiments are the same, I’d rather prefer the film, The Bucket List. A bucket list is nothing but a wish list of things you want to do or see or eat or experience before you die. And no, you don’t need to be terminally ill to start thinking of a bucket list. You can start right now. But the question is how do you go about making a list that is closest to your heart and has everything you’ve ever wanted to do?

It can’t obviously be done in less than an hour, or a week or even a month. It has to be planned over a period of time. You can go inside out, that is, starting by listing micro goals or you can come outside in—by making categories and then diving deeper. Here’s how to go about it:

A) You can start by making categories, for example:

Finance: Become a millionaire by 30.

Fun: Ride all the famous roller-coasters in the US.

Travel: Go around the world.

You get the drift. Once you feel you have covered most of the categories, start filling out what you would like to accomplish under them. If say your financial goal is earning a million dollars before you turn thirty then you should start planning for it right away. Make a list of things you need to do to make it happen.

• Learn how to trade in shares.
• Learn how to save more.
• Learn about the right avenues to invest.

You can do the same thing with the other categories too. Your categories might remain the same or change, but what will definitely change will be the micro-goals. So sit down every day for whatever time you like and keep refining your list. You can do it on your laptop or on a notebook.

B) If categories are too daunting for you, start small. List down questions and answer them. For example:

• What would I want to do if I were to die tomorrow? How would I spend my last few hours on this planet?
• What will I do if someone gave me a million dollars right now and told me to spend it in two days?
• If someone offered me a plane ticket to any one place in the world, where would I go?
• If I had a few hours to live, who would I want to spend them with?
• What is that one thing I would like to learn or do?

Jot down more questions as they occur to you and answer them as much detail as possible. Come up with as many questions as you can and as you look them over later, you can continue to refine them. Remove things that you have already done and those that have become irrelevant.

C) Maybe you can mix A and B and make a comprehensive bucket list. This will be your first draft. Look over this first draft from time to time and keep adding or deleting things. For example, if you have mentioned you want to solve a murder on a train, it is a no-brainer that you might never do it. So strike off things that seem unlikely to be achieved. Out of this process will come a second draft, which will be relatively shorter or maybe even longer. Don’t be overawed by the list.

D) Start small. Don’t jump on the most difficult thing from the list. Don’t pick a thing that requires a lot of preparation. Start with the relatively easier things so that you set your motor rolling, so that you’re warmed up by the time you get to the most difficult one. Don’t start with “Swimming with the sharks”, go with, “Learning Salsa.” Remember, this is not a race, this is not a competition. It’s purely between you and your list. It all comes down to personal experience and satisfaction.

It’s your bucket list. Only you know what you want the most. So start your bucket list today and hey, you know what, when you tick off that last thing off your list, I guarantee you that you will be the happiest, most satisfied person on this planet.