Monday, 9 July 2012

My Summer To Do List

Gone are the days when I used to have a summer break that lasted well over a month; as I'm not working in the education sector at the moment this is a privilege that I'm not currently entitled to. That doesn't mean I don't get holidays of course, just that I get fewer of them so that they seem extra precious when they do roll around. Luckily I'm currently at the start of a 2 week break from work and whilst I'm so looking forward to what it will bring, I'm also extra determined that I'm not going to let a single moment go to waste. With that in mind, I've created a summer to-do list full of all the things I want to achieve over the next couple of months. Some of the things will be more fun than others, but I feel that all of them will have a positive impact on me; mind, body or soul. There's no way I can get them all done in the space of a fortnight (when you see my list you'll understand!), but I can definitely give myself a head start before returning to work on 24th July   :-)

So without further ado, here's my list (starting from 01/07/12 with all items to be at least started by 01/09/12):

Summer To Do List

  • Declutter my room (including my wardrobe) and donate as many unwanted items as I can to the charity shop
  • Go on a shopping trip to fill in any gaps in my wardrobe (and maybe treat myself too!)
  • Spend some time thinking about what my dream job would be (in terms of the skills I'd use/ my motivation for working) and searching for job opportunities that match well with this
  • Declutter my email inboxes: delete all non-vital emails and unsubscribe from all my spam
  • Get to know my city a little better by visiting new places and/or revisiting old ones with a fresh eye
  • Spend some quality time with my family: maybe museum trips with Amy, bowling with all my siblings, DVD nights with my mum and sisters etc
  • Be a better blogger: read and comment more on the blogs in my reader and post on a more regular basis
  • Buy a Kindle (Purchased 07/07/2012)
  • Read more frequently (either real or e-books)
  • Get back into the baking habit by baking at least once a fortnight
  • Be more active (Exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week)
  • Join the gym
  • Snack more healthily (Eat chocolate and crisps 2/3 times a week only, and cut down on the amount of biscuits I eat as well as eating more fruit, nuts, cereal etc) and drink more water
  • Stop putting off my dental and doctor's check ups and book the appointments!! (Both booked 09/07/2012)
  • Stop biting my nails
  • Book in at the hairdressers
  • Give myself a DIY pedicure
  • Exfoliate at least once a week
  • Drink a Starbucks frappuccino
  • Go for drinks in a beer garden/outside at a friend's
  • Recreate my own version of last years Ben and Jerry's festival with friends
See what I mean when I said I wouldn't be able to get all this done in 2 weeks?! I'm really looking forward to making a good start though! And now I'm interested to know about your plans and goals for the summer. Have you made a to-do list? Have you got lots of goals that you want to accomplish or are you just planning on taking it easy? Let me know, you know I'd love to hear from you!

'Til next time...