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December 21, 2013

13 Winter Goals

Happy Winter!

Winter Girl
Image from The Graphics Fairy

    Hello and happy winter everyone.  Autumn is officially past and the longest night (in the northern hemisphere) of the year is here.  Time to endure the cold, long nights until spring pokes its pretty little head out of bed and brings with it all the lovely new foliage and promises of warmer weather.  And as much as some of us would like to sleep through the next thirteen weeks, we are not bears and we do not hibernate.  For the past thirteen weeks some of my friends and I tried to complete our own personal lists of thirteen goals.  It is now time to take up a new list, this time for winter.  Would you care to join us on this fun and engaging adventure?

The 13 Winter Goals

    As there are thirteen weeks in each season there are a total of thirteen goals to be created.  Each person creates their own list.  There is a list of parameters to help you create the goals.  You do not have to have one goal per parameter as you would end up with fifteen goals.  Some of the parameters are very simple and are intended to be overlapped.  The parameters are also intended to help keep the goals diverse and to help create a list that will challenge you.  Here is the list of parameters.

  • 1 item needs to be difficult (at least one item on this list needs to challenge you)
  • 1 financial goal (whether it is a savings challenge, better budgeting, or a n item you want to save for)
  • 1 item needs to benefit someone else (an act of kindness, volunteer work, donations, etc.)
  • 1 item should be something you are doing for the first time (Always try something new.)  
  • At least 2 items should involve a group or being social  (being a recluse and talking through the computer can be fun, but there is fun to be had out there in the big world with lots of people)
  • 3 items should be based on the season (It is winter.  Don't let time just pass you by.  Get involved and enjoy the season for all its uniqueness)
  • 3 items need to be creative (whether that be crafts, cooking, or something else)
  • 3 items need to make you smile (do something for yourself)  

    Remember that these are just minimums.  If you want all thirteen goals to be creative or three of your goals to be difficult that is entirely up to you.  You can make your list as challenging as you like.  Remember you should end up with a total of thirteen goals.  

Keeping Track Of Your Goals

    This season I will be keeping track of my goals on Day Zero Project.  Which is a fabulous web site that started out with "The 101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge."  Read more about the amazing challenge on the about page.  After creating an account you can track a handful of different lists at once.  You can also follow your friends and add updates or photos to your own goals.  

    Will you join us for some winter fun and personal challenges?  Will you try something new and push yourself?  What could you learn about yourself by accepting this challenge?  If you do choose to take up the challenge leave a comment below.  I am excited to see what everyone's goals are.  


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