I've been trying to decide WHAT I'd like to do for the year 2014. I debated diving into a 365 day challenge - but I know myself and that I will easily lose focus and quit.
Which got me thinking about the idea of breaking down the year into more managable challenges. So, each month I'm going to do a personal challenge for something new. Be that learning something, creating something, accomplishing something, doing something..... each month I'd like to ... well DO something.
I'm excited to be working with DK Canada for some great books that will help me do my personal challenges. It's like they KNEW what I was thinking.... check out the new boutique they put together for this month!
I'm late already, but for the month of January I'm going to work on my house. It's SUCH a disaster and makes me stressed, overwhelmed, angry. It's sure not helping me get out of my current state of being down.
So... starting tomorrow, I'm going to work on a 30 (or so) day challenge to get my house organized again. I'm planning to post here my successes/failures and we'll see how it goes.
I found a couple of resources to use.
1. Home Storage Solutions 101. The author of this site has made an amazing 52 week Organized Home Challenge and monthly 15 minute-a-day decluttering missions. I'd like to use this for teh whole year. I've printed off the one for January's 15 minute missions. It seems to be focused on the kitchen this month. Thankfully - this one doesn't actually dive into the "big" stuff until next week, so I'm not really too far behind! Yay!
2. A 30 Day House cleaning Challenge from the blog Angela Says. It looks like in January 2012, she decided to put forth a cleaning challenge. I kind of like her challenges, even though I'm afraid some of them might be more time consuming than I can do - but never-the-less - I'm interested!
Happy New Year to you. :)