26 Little Things: 2019

Last year I introduced 26 Little Things as an alternative to making unrealistic New Year resolutions. Holy cow, was I successful! I never thought that making a short list of small task to accomplish would be so satisfying to do. My goal was to compile a bunch of seemingly obtainable everyday task that I could check off and feel like I was actually doing something productive with my time. Suddenly, these small tasks turned into great adventures and I was left with a year full of wonderful memories and heart too full to measure.

How I’m pushing myself this year

Like 2018, 2019’s list is going to be ordinary but will include items on the list that I have been meaning to do. Do you know what I mean? For example, I have always had the time to make homemade pasta but I haven’t always found the motivation to do so. There is nothing overtly special about making pasta but it’s always been a desire and I’m sure that it will bring me joy.

The point of 26 Little Things

The main point of making my list is so that I am constantly adding little moments of joy and self-satisfaction to my life. I am a sensitive person and the weight of life can get to me so easily but last year, each time I managed to revisit and check something off of the list, I was reminded of all of the small victories I was able to achieve in-between all of the mess. Here’s to another year of lots of tiny wins!

26 Little Things

Run errands on my own.
Take a nature walk.
Make pasta from scratch.
Knit a pair of socks.
Do a watercolor painting.
Have tea with a friend.
Make a soufflé.
Plan a date night.
Plan a solo day trip.
Write a chapter of a novel in a cafe.
Ride in a hot air balloon.
Go on a retreat.
Plant something new in the garden.
Go for a bike ride.
Sew something for a loved one.
Finish a woodworking project.
Make a layer cake.
Visit my family.
Type a short story on the typewriter.
Host a crafting party.
Take a new class or lesson.
Visit the zoo.
visit a neighborhood bookstore.
Design a craft pattern.
Buy a new teacup.
Finish a chapter in the friendship story.

You can follow along!

I’m going to make sure that I document all of these wins over on my Instagram account. If you would like to see what I am up to and get inspired to make your own list of 26 Little Things, add me @fern.three and follow the hashtag #26littlethings.

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  • Reply Nancy

    I love the approach you took instead of doing NY resolutions. I am doing a similar thing where I am ditching the resolutions. Sending you lots of positive vibes to conquer all of these things! Oooh, it is so cool to see how people make pasta from scratch. I mean it can be a bit more expensive and takes longer but the fact that you’re making it counts a lot. Hosting a crafting party is totally your thing! Looking forward to seeing you conquer all of these!

    January 28, 2019 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply admin

    Thank you so much, Nancy! I hope ditching the resolutions proves beneficial to your well-being 😊.

    January 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Chynna

    I’m loving this idea for 26 things, and I’ve taken some inspo from it in that I’ve given myself smaller tasks to achieve which makes me feel so much better when ticking off the things I’ve done! Feeling accomplished is a nice feeling 🙂 Good luck with all your goals – can’t wait to follow you along on this journey <3

    January 29, 2019 at 5:27 am
    • Reply admin

      Oooo! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish with your list! It’s is oh so satisfying!

      January 29, 2019 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Cat

    I’m glad you’re doing 26 Little Things again! I thought that was such a great idea last year and a really nice alternative to New Years resolutions. I love your list for this year! I’m looking forward to seeing you check off each one 😀

    February 3, 2019 at 10:10 am
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