I’ve never made seasonal goals before but after the success (mostly) of my February wallet watch I’ve decided to make this a thing. And stick to value based goals, or ones that don’t involve spending bans at least.
With that in mind, here are the goals I’ve decided on for Spring.
Sort out the back bedroom ¦¦ Our back bedroom is a bit of a conflicted space. It has our sofa bed but also our exercise gear… I need to rejig the space a bit so it performs both functions passably, instead of neither well as it does at the moment. That involves a fair amount of decluttering which I’m excited about, but will take time.
Use my Fitbit properly ¦¦ I’m very excited to have picked up my brand new Fitbit today. I’ve wanted one for ages, but I’m secretly worried I’ll use it for a month and then forget about it. Sometimes I do that with gadgets. Anyway, I need to find a way of working this into my routine so I get the benefit of it and keep using it forever.
Sidenote: if anyone else has a Fitbit and wants to be friends, let me know! I’ll make you feel good about how much you’re doing in comparison to me…<
Spruce up our houseplants ¦¦ I’m very proud of the cuttings I took from my Grannie’s plant, which used to belong to her mother. It’s an antique heirloom devil’s ivy plant. Anyway, they’ve done very well but all need repotting now, as do most of my other houseplants which live in a hodgepodge of whatever container I had to hand when I got them. I had no idea how expensive plant pots are, so I’ve been collecting receptacles just for this purpose. Now I need to repot into said receptacles.
Grow some herbs and vegetables for our garden ¦¦ We have a decked garden which is fairly small but exposed. It gets very cold and, if the sun ever shines, very hot. We had some plants last year which did quite well until the summer, where they all got scorched and died. So this year I’m going to be more prepared, plant carefully, and water religiously. We have some bigger pots this year and S is making a large planter, which should help mitigate the drought risk. My aim is to be able to start off enough tasty looking herbs and perhaps a veg or two to supplement our summer eating. S also needs to finish constructing that planter…
Sell clothes on eBay ¦¦ This is a recycle from my wallet watch post. I have a lot of clothes that I’ve “grown out of” (can I still say that at my age?) that I need to sell, and not kid myself that I’m ever going to shrink back into them. In fact, this whole dresser is full of such clothes. I find listing things on eBay super tedious so I’m going to take it in bite sized pieces and try and make it as fun as I can.
Do my expenses on time ¦¦ This is another recycle from my wallet watch post. Basically, I need to do my expenses when I incur them, or as close to, so that I’m not constantly playing catch up. Also it means I don’t spend one Sunday afternoon a month buried in receipts, sobbing gently.Do you do seasonal goals? Do you find it helps?