My Mini Bucket List

January 26th, 2010 | by Suki |

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Ah, how we try and yet fail. I had such grand plans to blog over the holidays and somehow family and friends pushed every thing on my to do list way down…which is perhaps as it should be. January is a time for new beginnings and so I thought I’d share something with you that I’m trying this year.

Why a “Mini” Bucket List

I usually tend to be a new-year resolution person but I made no grand resolutions this year – a first for me. I’ve always liked the idea of bucket lists but the idea of “before you die” seems awfully long to me! Instead this year I decided to make a ‘mini bucket list’ – a short list of things I’d like to do in the next 3 months. I find that giving myself a shorter time, helps me be a bit more realistic about my goals and I stand a better chance of accomplishing them.

Things to Include on My Bucket List
Typically bucket lists for me are either projects or tasks that ‘must complete’ before the end of the quarter. However on my first mini bucket list for 2010 I included two habits – get up early and eat a proper breakfast. There are tons more that I’d like to include like exercise and blog more but I’m just picking two for now. I’ve heard from various sources that if a person can continue something for 21 consecutive days, there is a higher probability of it actually becoming part of that person’s life style. I am on Day 9 right now (late start for various reasons). I’m hoping that now that I’ve posted this for the world to see, that’ll give me an increased sense of motivation to actually get to Day 21 (and beyond!)

Bucket List Buddy
Another thing I’m hoping will help me stick to my list is the fact that I’ve kept it very short AND perhaps most importantly, a friend and I have shared our lists with each other. We’ve promised that we’ll do a check in on and off throughout the year to help each other stay on track. Yes, she’s a geek too and I love her for it!

So that’s it. That’s my grand first post for 2010. It seemed way more daunting until I actually started to write it!

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
- T.S. Eliot

Happy New Beginnings!

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