Two thousand seventeen was not my most productive year...all that time reading, I guess.
My mother always said, "Have something to show for your time." She was not a big fan of reading for that reason...very hard to read and knit (or sew or bake or clean) at the same time.
I had already decided not to do another reading challenge this year (not that I won't be reading). Then I started thinking about what my focus for the year should be, and the word 'produce' popped into my head for many reasons.
- I feel the need to be more creatively productive. (see definition verb 1 above)
- There are jobs needing doing around the house. (see definition verb 2 above)
- I need to work on my health. (see definition noun 1 above)
Attempt to reset sleep patterns -- this means I will strive to be early(er) to bed and early(er) to rise.
Eat breakfast -- that is my main health goal for the year. I've decided to try a breakfast smoothie as a way of getting more fruits, vegetables, vitamins/nutrients, and fiber into each day.
Be more productive both in work and creativity -- chores and art covered by the same goal? Yes! Produce!
and continue to:
Write it down -- continue with weekly listing goals and to-dos...this is the best way of keeping me on track and making progress
Finances -- focus on frugality, weekly blog post for accountability (It did keep me thinking about it when I knew I had to blog weekly, so I guess I will keep it up.)
Home -- Swiffer one room daily
Reduce possessions -- Divest myself of ten large items (furniture, etc) I can't think of one thing that I managed to get rid of in 2017. I will list items this year.
Quilting -- complete ten quilts/quilted projects (keeping this at ten, though I only finished 4 projects last year)
Read the One-Year Bible
52 Letters in 52 Weeks
And with that I will wish you all a very Happy and Healthy (and productive) New Year!