At the start of the year, I decided to forgo new years resolutions for Gretchen Rubin's 18 in 2018 challenge. My answer to the question: "What could I do in 2018 that would make me happier?"
As we near the summer, I wanted to do a quick reflection on my progress:
This process was much harder than anticipated. Many items required multiple steps that took hours each.
I'd estimate that over half of these would not have happened had I not made this list.
I've struggled most with the ones that require something to be done monthly versus one-off.
Next time I'd suggest sandbagging with a few 'quick wins' to gain momentum.
I'm totally doing this again next year.
Did you miss this? You can also do one starting on your birthday or even a 10 Things to Do This Summer List. Get creative!
To hold myself accountable, here is a quick check-in on my progress:
Go for a weekend away with Joe without the kids- DONE and another wedding weekend scheduled in December!
Build an inspiration board above my desk - DONE
Do an elimination diet to retest my reactions with foods- Mostly DONE
Visit my great aunt in England with the kids - Booked!
Get our backyard fixed up for entertaining - In progress
Cook the Nomad's chicken recipe - Not even on my radar
Celebrate half birthdays for the kids - Done for Rowan, one of my favorite memories of the year
Launch my business! - In progress
Switch from weekly to monthly check-ins with my nutrition coach - Have a long way to go here
Finish my garage home gym - DONE
Get a minor health issue fixed - Not nearly as much progress as hoped
Find a music festival to go with Joe - Booked!
Start a Mastermind with other female entrepreneurs- Almost formed!
Work from our shore house for a week over the summer - Scheduled
Go on a solo adventure with each kid once a month- About 50% there. Need to make up for it now that the weather is warm.
Start hosting epic dinner parties - Found a co-host!
Read more magazines for fun - Started but need to recommit
Plan a weekend away with my sister (hopefully more than one!) - Ball is in her court