Don’t know what a could-do list is?
Well, encouraged by the slow living inspired ‘Simple Things’ magazine, and inspired by my friend Caroline who blogs over at Carter Family 4, I decided to find out. 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. Sound good? I’ve taken part for the last two months – you can take a peek at April and May if you want more inspiration.
So, before I give you my could-do list for June, here’s a little summary of what I managed to achieve from my could-do list in the busy month of May.
I was so happy with what I achieved in April, as the previous six months had been so hard for me. Feeling unwell, plus loneliness and isolation became a vicious circle which dragged me down and made me very sad. April was the month that I managed to start turning things around, and long may it continue! I knew May would be a busy month, so I entered it with some trepidation, but being busy has made it fly!
- I enjoyed a fabulous spa break to Ragdale Hall with my lovely husband. We really must write a review about this fabulous place. We were also really pleased that my Dad and Stepmum kindly had our boys to stay, giving us the time away we really needed.
- Toby’s 10th birthday was great. We had lots of family visitors, as well as a trip to a great trampoline park with his friends. He also has a sponsorship of a donkey at a local sanctuary, of a donkey also named Toby, who we hope to visit some time soon.
- Paul bought me some lovely flowers, which made their appearance on Instagram!
- I made a lovely Ipad cover at my sewing class, which I bought from ReTweed to give to my Dad for his birthday. I’m also in the process of making a lovely patchwork bag and an applique puffin apron.
We’ve been to visit my dad for his birthday, so I can now share the iPad case I made for him at @weareretweed . It was my first attempt at machine applique so I’m quite pleased with it. Hopefully my Daddy was too! Handmade gifts are so much more personal. Day 27 of #myhousethismonth is storage solution. Kind of fits 😜
- I also finished the upcycle of our outside letter box, with a little help from the rest of the family!
- We visited my Dad for his birthday, which makes three times we saw my lovely family this month.
- I have continued with my cardiac rehab group. I’m not sure whether I feel much better for it, but I do think it’s good for me anyway!
- I have definitely enjoyed lots of time in the garden and the surrounding area. Hopefully this will continue (see below).
- I also enjoy the sea, especially when I’m at my sewing course. I never fail to stop and enjoy the sights and smells. You can see some of these moments in the One Second Everyday video clips I made:
My Could-Do List for June
There are a few things I didn’t get around to in May, and some others I might like to add.
- Visit Edinburgh (not just a trampoline park!)
- Take part in 30 Days Wild
- Graduate from my brilliant sewing course
- Plan my next creative projects
- Enjoy seeing my eldest finish Primary School
- Take time to appreciate the wonderful men in my life this Father’s Day
- Nurture some blossoming friendships
- Make some exciting plans for the summer
- Enjoy the fresh air and fresh produce of this season
How about you? What are the things you could do this month, just for you?
Let me know in the comments below.