Babble or useful?
Write down 18 things you want to accomplish during 2018.
Gretchen Rubin reviewed her 18 for 18 challenge on her Happier podcast. During the Happier #170 show Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth reviewed their progress.
Eighteen things for 2018 was shaped from little irritations, wants, and bigger stuff. Rubin’s idea drives the removal of clutter bouncing around on our heads. It works by reminding us of what we want to do.
From Elizabeth’s list they discussed:
- Get the perfect black purse.
- Try a spin class.
- Have a party for the mothers in Jack’s grade.
- Plan family trip to New York City.
- Any day that she’s in her office on the Disney lot, she aims to walk at least three miles on her treadmill desk.
- Start having weekly adventures with Eleanor (her daughter).
- Fix my phone headset, which keeps running out of battery.
- Set up a home studio for my Facebook show “Ask Gretchen Rubin Live” with better lighting.
- Work with Barnaby so he’s better at coming when I call him.
- Clean out my massive canvas tote bag collection
A Liking For This Kind Of Thing
I’m a maker of lists. I think of them as reminder lists not to-dos. Nobody tells me what to do. Harrumph! Irrational… perhaps?
Fill my bucket with “good ideas.” Depending… Then grab one, two, or three. I ask myself yes or no. Action taken or not there’re gentle reminders. My bucket is constantly in flux. A saying, very little is truly important. Using the bucket approach I cut down on have-tos.
Not Rubin’s methodology but close enough.
Some of my list in Things 3
- Chair repair
- Varnish bench
- Bath light Wemo switch
- Inventory stuff for sale
- Explore Mint
- Post a post
What’s On Your List
What have you dropped in your bucket for retrieval and consideration? …any little adventures or smile invokers?
I use an iPad app to store my reminders. However, a can filled with paper tags may work better. What do you think?