I put together a winter to-do list with some ideas for the upcoming season. I’m also sharing some of the fun things I’d love to do this winter. I hope it inspires you to put together a list of your own to celebrate this time of year.
If you are a list maker like me, try the 52 Lists Project Journal. It’s divided into seasons and then weeks. Each week you are asked to list something. At the bottom of the page, there is a “take action” suggestion. There’s also space to make your own lists. You can print out a sample collection of the lists here to help you get started. I also love this collection of 26 lists everyone should make.
I also love using a Bullet Journal. The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all the above. Here’s how to get started using a Bullet Journal. Watch this great video for more details too. Find out why it’s such a great journal here.
If you are looking for some ideas, here are a few fun things you might want to add to your list.
1. A Reading Challenge will help you read more books. Download the PDF file and get started today.
2. Try the kindness revolution. It’s a 365 day GIFT list, a list of Giving It Forward. Could there be a more beautiful way to live your life this year? Click here to print a calendar for January and February. Check back each month for a new calendar.
3. Instead of making new year’s resolutions, choose a ONE word theme for 2017. I liked this article, How to Make Your One Word Stick, Once and For All. You can also sign up at their site and see what words other people are setting in 2017.
4. If you plan meet-ups, check out these great ideas to catch up with friends besides meeting for coffee.
5. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a journal.
6. Take control of your inbox. Use a service like Unroll.me or manually unsubscribe. (Go to the bottom of the email and look for the unsubscribe button or the email preferences.) Delete all of the emails that you haven’t read.
8. 11 ways to be a better person in 2017.
9. Watch The Witness Documentary about Kitty Genovese. She became synonymous with apathy after news that she was stabbed to death on a New York City street while 38 witnesses did nothing. Forty years later, her brother decides to find the truth. He uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era.
11. Schedule a NutraEval screening. NutraEval is a comprehensive nutritional evaluation to identify specific imbalance of vitamins, nutrients, essential co-factors, and most importantly it helps identify if you have DNA damage. DNA damage will lead to premature aging, chronic disease, premature aging, chronic disease, cancer, and death. Reversing DNA damage is possible through IV nutrition and also by working on the detoxification pathway. Most insurance companies cover the cost of the test. Check with your provider.
12. A personality test is a great way to help you see yourself more clearly and improve your relationships. The Myers-Briggs Personality Test is a great one but requires a professional to administer. This one is free online.
13. An excellent book to read is Strength Finder 2.o by Tom Rath. There is a code in the book that gives you access to a strengths based assessment. After taking the test, you will read about those strengths and their complications in the book.
14. Take advantage of Broadway Week Jan. 17-Feb. 5, 2017. The semi-annual promotion offers theatre goers the chance to purchase two-for-one tickets to a range of Broadway shows. Some new shows not to miss include The Present starring Cate Blanchett, Dear Evan Hansen, August Wilson’s Jitney, and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. For super fans, BroadwayCon is January 27–29, 2017 at the Jarvis Center. It is a place where Broadway fans come together to celebrate the shows they love with people who bring them to life.
15. Read Lara Casey’s top tips for goal setting.
16. See Kristin Chenoweth on tour. Click here for tour dates that include Florida, Texas, and Louisiana.
Here’s what’s on my winter to-do list.
1. Complete my flight attendant recurrent training course.
2. Find the perfect pair of waterproof winter boots (these are the current top runner).
3. See the following movies:
Patriots Day: It’s about the victims, first responders, medical professionals and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Beauty and the Beast: The new Disney film stars Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens as the beast.
Silence: The movie tells the story of two Christian missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.
The Founder: The film stars Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc and portrays the story of his acquisition of the McDonald’s fast food chain.
5. Watch The Thyroid Secret Documentary. This documentary is dedicated to dispelling the myths of thyroid disease and showing people the truth path to healing.
6. Complete the Finding I AM – Bible Study Book by
7. Watch the Property Bros. Take New Orleans on HGTV.
8. See Jake Gyllenhaal in the Broadway Revival of Sunday in the Park With George.
9. Watch the Big Little Lies mini series on HBO starting March 19.
11. Eat brunch at Milk Tooth in Indianapolis.
12. Set up my Apple Watch. Get the best experience with your Apple watch with this guide.
13. File my taxes.
14. Sample the cinnamon babka king cake with sea salt caramel glaza at Shaya in New Orleans.
17. Read books on my Winter Reading List.
18. Participate in a wellness challenge at work.
19. Take this online DSLR camera pro class.
20. See Mark Ballas star as Frankie Valli in the final Broadway production of Jersey Boys. He’s my favorite dancer on the hit show Dancing With the Stars. I also enjoy his band, Alexander Jean’s music.
What’s on your winter to-do list? Tell me in the comments.
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