You probably know I’m a big lover of lists – bucket lists, life lists, resolution lists, etc. The idea of resolutions seems to be getting less and less love, but I still think it’s worth something to think through what you want to get done in the coming year either personally, professionally, spiritually, whatever. I think writing them down makes you stick to them, even if you don’t hit everything, there’s at least a goal ahead. But despite the fact that I am pretty sure I will scream if I hear another celebrity wax poetic about how they don’t do resolutions because they’re continously self-improving in the moment, I have started to see how as the year gets on, you get further away from the list. Sometimes the best way to get to bigger goals is to break them down into smaller ones – so let’s try an experiment. Each month at the start, I’m going to outline five smaller things to work on and see how we did at the end of the month. What’s on your list?
1. Move, even if by walking, for at least 20 minutes, 3 times a week – remember that fitness goal I had? Yeah, need to start with baby steps. And no, that’s not me in the picture. But yes, yes I wish it was.
2. Eat lunch with a colleague at least once a week: I seem to be becoming more and more introverted at work. Not sure if that’s becuase I’m busy but also not sure that’s a good thing to have my computer as my lunch date every day. So here we go, once a week, I’m going to actually have to make conversation over lunch.
3. Replace my make-up: I use make up until a/ I lose it, b/ I drop it and break it (for those items in powder form) or c/ until there is nothing left in the container. I think all the items in my bag have suffered from a, b, and c and with spring just around the corner, this is a good time for a refresh. Maybe I might even change something up. Maybe.
4. Start a Pinterest board on Mexico: Only three weeks to go to our trip! We’re just about buttoned up on planning but would love a little inspiration to keep me dreaming – also I just heard the founder of Pinterest speak at Alt Summit. I have been on forever (TheNewDiplomatsWife) but haven’t really been good about using the tool – must get better!
5. Complete the February Photo a Day Challenge: Have you guys ever heard of these? Despite being on Instagram, these photo challenges have somehow escaped me – thanks to ModChick for introducing them to me! This month’s comes from FatMumSlim (love that name). You could do it by camera, but I think in the interest of just getting involved, I’ll go with the Instagram – just an exercise in seeing and capturing the simple joy of things around you. If you share on instagram or twitter, don’t forget to hashtag it – #febphotoaday