If you haven’t heard already, the 52 Lists Project is something that everyone could use in their life. It is not just for people who love lists, in fact if you don’t have it already I strong urge you to go buy it now. GO quickly buy it online at Papersource, Amazon, or Moorea Seal right now! Ok good! Now that you have that ordered I’ll get super excited for it’s arrival by sharing with you how much I love this book and how it became one of my favorite things very quickly.
If you aren’t really sure what the 52 Lists Project is, it is a book made up of a list for you to do every week for a year (hence 52 lists). Each list is so much more than your everyday to-do lists; they actually require a lot of thought. When I bought this back in December, I decided to wait until the beginning of 2016 so that way I will start off the year beginning this project. I’ll work one list for the week on Fridays and sometimes if I really struggle to think of things to write down, I come back to it later once I’ve had time to think it over. One of the things I really like about the 52 Lists Project is that it allows for reflection. With a full time job, blogging, and now painting in my free time, my schedule can get crazy and I don’t always have time to take a breather. Completing a list each week allows for me to sit down, reflect on the list topic and myself, and helps slow me down.
The thing I like the most about the 52 Lists Project is that on top of very thoughtful and unique lists, sometimes at the end they have tips and suggestions for you to take action for the following week related to that week’s list. It’s sort of empowering in a way and a great way to make you realize everything you are thankful for or help visualize what you really want. So far I have completed 4 lists: list your goals and dreams for this year, list your favorite characters from books, movies, etc., list the happiest moments of your life so far, and list the soundtrack of your life right now. Since this post is published on a Friday, I did this week’s list early which was “what do you want your life to look like in ten years.” Another excellent example of how this project encourages you to slow down and think as this one definitely took a while to answer sincerely. The take action on this one was what are some small steps you can take right now to make one of your dreams happen in the future? I love that! I’m a firm believer in making what you want happen. Yes, life can throw you some curve balls but you can make your own decisions and follow through. So take action! Taking action for me will be deciding where my next big adventure (hopefully outside the United States) will be and to make an estimated goal date. This way I can be mindful of saving towards that specifically on top of everything else.
This book was already something I knew I would love when I discovered it and by the first list it had already won a place in my heart. I hope I got you excited about this book; I was thinking about doing a review each month on the lists I’ve done here on the blog. Clearly this post was more my thoughts so far on the 52 Lists Project in general, but what do you think? Would you be interested in reading about that? Let me know, and let me know if you have the 52 Lists Project and what your favorite list has been so far!