Resolutions?! Not exactly my favourite word.
In my world, resolution spells this big ‘ol list of promises I’ll break within the hour.
So, I created my GO idea for this year. Yup, it’s a pretty good idea, but there’s one thing wrong with it. If you don’t have a direction to go, you end up going in big circles of nothingness. You need a direction.
No. These aren’t resolutions so don’t’ you worry. These are STEPS. Much better, don’t you think?
But this is boring!
Hey, this is no new earth shattering rusty gear creation by a long shot. In fact I see this post going down in a flurry of flames, falling off a skyscraper even.
Hang on. I have an idea.
Better? You’re welcome. That rusty post is HERE in case you need more of a diversion.
But I have to do this. Maybe you do too… Wanna do boring with me? That might make it 10% less boring… maybe not. But well, here’s why I have to do it…
Do it anyway
I’ve long understood that creative types have massively short attention spans for all things boring. We need constant, new change. That’s why we start stuff and never finish it.
But know what? There’s no easy way out of this. Here’s the secret.
DO IT ANYWAY.
Hear me out. How many of you like purging stuff? Gutting your garage? Cleaning out your closets? No one. But once you get going, you see production and improvement and it’s hard to stop, right?
Oh… hang on.. I have something on purging. Excuse the quality… early days and all.
Point is, boring can get pretty fun if you just get on with it.
List it right now
Gotta list it in order to achieve it. Start a new list EACH day, then cross done stuff off. It’s really the best way.
An easy way to list
My top secret weapon for lists? Have a large spiral notebook by the computer, and each phone. Even have one by your bed if you need it. Date the top of the page, then keep those boosk in those places so you can refer back to them. You’ll gasp at how many times you actually do go back for needed info.
Sticky notes get lost. Binders stay intact.
Short term goals
Yikes. Ready? It isn’t pretty.
Dayjob / Blog Tasks
- work during work hours
- play after the work is done. No done work? No play.
- crack open ebook daily for at least 15 min. This is regarded as work. (gulp!)
- are you still reading this? because it’s kinda boring
Home / DIY Fun stuff
#1. Gut and purge so there’s new room to move (less stress)
#2. Finish unfinished rooms in my home – to do:
laundry room – need shelves, cupboards, racks, storage, counters, laundry tub
boys’ room – need desk, chair, mirror, hooks, area carpet, foot stool, side table, floor lamp, overhead desk lamp
living room - 2 new easy chairs or learn how to sew a slipcover pronto! Just do it already!
kitchen – stage it, then do a photoshoot to finish off that kitchen series you never finished. Do it!
ensuite – finish the feature wall
main bath – shower surround, shower curtain, feature wall, area carpet
office/sign shop – need storage for craft supplies, stage it all for ebook
entry – finish the nearly finished tile floor (notice this is last on the list?! there’s a reason for that!)
I KNOW this is boring. If you’re still reading, you must be equally bored! Maybe you should do something off your own list…
After school hours are family hours. Period. I don’t want him remembering a mom getting her only suntan off a computer monitor.
Make better meals… together.
Strike up a hobby… together.
Help my boy create a hobby on his own too.
So! I’m off to go get my spiral books all ready for tomorrow, and will print out my
Long term goals
Create a way to offer a line of products with my style, whether I do it on my own or join forces with another company. (do you have any idea how often I get asked where my store is or when I’m going to sell my stuff?!)
Host online and local workshops.
Write a book/book with a book publisher.
Connect with companies that would benefit from having a spokesperson for home decor accessories or tools or building supplies, etc.
Man oh man. Now that I see it all down, I have no time to whine about nothing to blog about. I have some pretty non boring stuff to do! Exciting!
So… do you have a boring list yet?
I’m linking mine to:
One of the most honest, well written and even pretty goal making posts is by
You will love it and learn from it.
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