With the start of March here I now have a whole new chance to achieve a few more goals dash suggestions. Which will probably be used as little more than a rough guideline as a direction to take in March and spend the next month of my life exploring. But hey, we all need a little inspiration to get us started. I hope you can gain some inspiration from some of the suggestions below too.
Gretchen Rubin in her book The Happiness Project dedicated March to Work: aiming higher with the following ideas:
- Launch a blog
- Enjoy the fun of failure
- Ask for help
- Work smart
- Enjoy now
Sarah Ban Breathnach in her book Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy suggests the following joyful simplicities for March to help bring more simplicity to your everyday life:
- Celebrate St. Patricks Day on March 17
- Find a bargain store & cruise the aisles for some brightly coloured dish towels & mascara
- Gather some trailing tendrils of ivory to make a wreath for your front door.
- Collect your favourite affirmations & record them in your own voice..
- Get the soundtrack, Boys On The Side to play when the blues strike.
- Plant a living Easter basket
- Start a glory box
- Create a toy box
- Outfit a comfort drawer
- Make a big deal out of the last summer cookout
- Make taffy apples
- Enjoy fresh apple cider & pear nectar
- Experiment with different types of popcorn
- Pack away your swimsuits & bring out your woollens
- Celebrate autumn with a festive dinner of home style cooking.
- Look at a growers market for dried flowers to create your own bouquet.
Trinny & Susannah in their book The Survival Guide: A Woman’s Secret Weapon For Getting Through The Year say that March is the time to learn how to enjoy your own party by doing some of the following:
- Saving time in the kitchen
- Being a gracious hostess
- Learning how to do party placement
- Learning how to party on a shoestring
- Buying the perfect dress
- Booking a facial & a massage
- Writing a list of everything you love about your life
- Book a weekend break
Kim Carruthers in her book Less is More: How to De-clutter Your Life she says March is the perfect time to:
- Have a seasonal wardrobe cleanout.
- Buy new batteries for your fire alarms.
Rhonda Hetzel in her book The Simple Home: A Month-by-month Guide To Self-Reliance, Productivity and Contentment says that March is the time for a food revolution.
And just for those of you not living in the Southern Hemisphere and celebrating March in Autumn a suggestion from Meik Wiking’s Book The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well which refers to March as theme month.
- Pick a country that you would like to travel to next and spend March exploring it from afar. Eat food from there, watch movies, read books, learn the language etc…