Nov 12, 2014

12 Resolutions: November (and October recap)

Hello again.

It's that time of year. Things are busy. But I haven't forgotten my November resolution (thanks Pandora for the nudge).

This year I'm playing along with #12Resolutions on Twitter and Facebook. The idea is to set yourself short-term, achievable goals, one each month. 

For October my goal was to get more sleep

Tick! I took that to heart. I've been trundling off to bed at a reasonable hour and feeling all the better for it, for the last few weeks. It has curtailed on online activity significantly, unfortunately. 
But there are only so many hours in the day and you can't do everything.

So anyway, on to November.

For November I'm taking a break from self-improvement and focusing on CLEANING, TIDYING and DE-CLUTTERING. The kids' ninth birthday is coming up and we're doing a party at home, and I need this home clutter free and crowd-friendly by mid-December.

So that will keep me busy.

I've already bagged up a lot of gear for donating and hard rubbish, and I have tidied our lounge-room which was a HUGE job. 

Our lounge room was very cluttered.

Put it this way: on Halloween night when the kids went trick or treating, I was able to just bend down and pick up their plastic pumpkin buckets from under my desk, where they had been dumped after last Halloween.

No longer - our lounge room is now spacious and clutter free. (Clutter free for us, that is. It'll never be minimalist).

So what's on your to-do list these days?


January: walk 5 times a week (achieved - I now walk daily)
February: write 2 short stories (failed - wrote none)
March: write 1 short story, and start Project Management course (done)
April: visit GP and complete or schedule the follow-ups (done)

May: complete one module of Project Management course (failed)
June: working day money savers: public transport and packed lunch (done)

July: pay attention to needs, moods and emotions to manage reactions (done, and ongoing)
August: limit time-wasting activities on my phone (done - and still going pretty well)
September: 15 mins floor exercises daily (nope)
October: get more sleep (yes)
November: de-clutter, tidy and clean house for December entertaining


  1. Yes, that is us, sorry about the mess, when there isn't any, well any that anyone who has a child would know. Good that you are getting a good night's sleep. Adequate sleep makes everything seem better.

  2. I'm sticking with the more sleep thing.

    1. Yeah, I'm going to stick with it too. Or as much as I can manage, anyway.

  3. I like the sleep resolution .... I'll try that.

    1. It is well worth the effort! You just have to make peace with getting less done each day (or less time for mindless TV/phone games/whatever)

  4. More sleep? Drool. I would love that. Lots and lots and lots more sleep.

    1. I remember when I was younger getting plenty of sleep. That was before kids of course. Now we never get enough. I'm not managing 8 hours still, but at least doing better than my previous 5 or 6!

  5. Great reolutions. My fingers crossed..

    1. Thanks Gosia. I love these mini resolutions! So great to put some of them to bed after only one month, and move on guilt free to the next one :)

  6. Wow, that's gratifying. Another unannounced break from regular blog posts, and then I wake up (after my 7 hours sleep!) to find you are all still here and reading. *Doffs hat humbly*. Thanks blogmates!

  7. Hi Jackie,

    Getting more sleep? Easy peasy!

    You're doing well with your resolutions. I wonder whether I should have a go for 2015?




    1. Definitely PM! I'll be doing this again next year I think.



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