A Could-Do List for April from Family Makes

Yarn for knitting and crochet

We’re not quite through the first week of April, so I’m still allowed to sneak in a monthly list, right? I’m making a could-do list after my friend Caroline, from Carter Family 4, has been encouraging me (and all her other blog readers) for months.

So what is a could-do list exactly?

hearts and spring flowers for my could-do listWell, encouraged by the slow living inspired ‘Simple Things’ magazine, a could-do list is a little like a to-do list, but without the pressure! It’s more about the things you would like to do, a gentle reminder of things in a much kinder and simpler way. That’s my take on it anyway. Ideas, plans, nice things to do rather than the pressures of daily life that are included in your usual to-do lists.

Heaven knows, I need to release the pressure a bit!

I’m really having a hard time at the moment, and trying to find the courage to write to you all about it. I’m nearly there, just need a bit of time to do it all too! I also need to be kinder to myself and the rest of my family, to find a more calming atmosphere, and to do some nice things for us all. So a could-do list sounds great to me. What do you think?

Spring flowers bring the outside in.

Would you like to write a could-do list?

Would it help you to relax and slow down a little? Or focus more on you? If you need some inspiration, you can look at Caroline’s lovely could-do list for April, or have a peep at mine below.

  • Bring spring inside with fresh flowers
  • Freshen up the interiors
  • Have a spring sort-out and de-clutter
  • Visit the beach and give it a clean
  • Spend some quality time with the kids, visiting interesting and fun places
  • Start to gently exercise as rehab
  • Spend more time outdoors
  • Be creative, make something beautiful
  • Meet new people
  • Talk more to make friends and feel better
  • Tell people when I’m thinking about them

A few fairly random-sounding things here, but things I know I could do to make myself feel better. I need to be less isolated and tell people how I’m feeling, and that means getting out more and communicating with the real world!

I’m excited for spring, even if it is taking its time. I love the idea of new beginnings and making a fresh start, don’t you?

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10 Replies to “A Could-Do List for April from Family Makes”

  1. Julie Cordiner says: Reply

    I love this idea! I could:
    Stop beating myself over the head with a To Do list;
    Actually start to make clothes with the huuuge stash of fabric and wool in the wardrobe;
    Drive to the countryside and walk where no one can hear me dictate my draft novel, now I’ve bought Dragon software and a voice recorder;
    Catch up on all the interesting programmes I’ve recorded as research for said novel.

  2. Familymakes says: Reply

    Sounds perfect Julie! All wonderful ideas. I hope you get to do them x

  3. Awww I’m so glad you joined in and wrote your very own could-do list Carol xxx I love all your ideas and I look forward to reading more each month.
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    1. Familymakes says: Reply

      It’s thanks to your encouragement and great lists Caroline x

  4. I love this idea, well done for getting started yourself! I’d like to:
    Be less hard on myself
    Go to bed earlier
    Read a book
    Do some spring cleaning
    Be realistic with my time
    Get outdoors together x
    Rosie @ Little Fish recently posted…Little Moments: A School Play and New FriendsMy Profile

  5. I love the idea of a could do list, I really think it would be really cathartic! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  6. Love this! I’m guilty of all those things too. I’ve been feeling extra crazy and isolated with having a new baby and being home more lately. Thanks for sharing! #fabfridaypost
    Alicia Owen recently posted…Homesteading Update: Baby Pigs, Barn Clean Up, & More!My Profile

  7. I really like the idea of this types of list. As I say it’s a great way to stay focused and hit those goals.
    Kelly-Anne recently posted…Budgeting Tips for New Parents: How to Save More CashMy Profile

  8. […] apologies in advance that you haven’t seen anything from me since I wrote my could-do list for April,  and thank you to those of you who shared your own ideas for a could do list. Keep them coming! If […]

  9. […] lists. Sound good? I’ve taken part for the last two months – you can take a peek at April and May if you want more […]

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