March Inspiration

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…

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