Reverse bucket list: March 2016 achievements

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Well it’s been huge month and now the year is a quarter over! My baby girl is 4 months old which means she’ll be one before I know it. I’m still a little in shock about how different my life is from a year ago.

Anyway the end of March means it’s time for another reverse bucket list. Wondering what that is?

Well, you probably know what a bucket list is right? A list of all those things you want to do ‘one day.’ Well a reverse bucket list is the opposite. It’s about keeping a list of all the great things you’ve already done. It’s like a reverse to do list. Appreciate the things you have done, rather than focusing on those you haven’t.

I’ve found it such a beneficial way to actually take stock and learn to love the little things.

Here’s my reverse bucket list for March:

What I’ve achieved:

  • I FINALLY go the go ahead to start exercising again, so have started slowly rebuilding my fitness and strength. It’s going to be a long road though!
  • In last month’s reverse bucket list I mentioned that we bought some shares. Well this month I signed up for the company’s dividend reinvestment plan, which means that any profits we earn will be used to buy new shares rather than being paid out to us. If you don’t need the income immediately, then it’s a super simple way to help your investments grow.
  • I’ve started negotiating with my workplace about returning to work in July. The idea is pretty scary, but I also think it’s important for my daughter to have a mum that works. I’m planning a blog post to further share my thoughts on this in the next few weeks.
  • We’ve been suffering through the 4 month sleep regression – it’s a killer! I miss my routine-loving baby! I don’t know if it’s over yet, so I probably can’t count it as an achievement, but I’m giving myself credit for getting this far. I feel like I have a newborn again!
  • I’ve started reviewing our life insurance. Both my husband and I have some existing insurance, but neither is right for our needs, so the policies need to be updated.
  • I finished writing my new e-book which will be free for those who sign up for my newsletter. It focuses on goal setting, and I promise I’ll release it sometime in April!

What I’ve read:

  • Well I actually joined the library this month (old school I know!) so I’ve been reading a bit! The most interesting book I’ve read so far through the library is the Problogger book for some blogging tips!
  • I’m also still reading Get Rich Slow by Sarah Riegelhuth – I’m about two-thirds of the way through now.

What I’ve loved:

  • I went home to northern NSW to visit my family (that’s the picture above!) and introduce my daughter to her uncles. One of my mum’s best friends gave my daughter a beautiful set of pearls – lucky girl!
  • I purchased the most gorgeous rompers for my daughter from Little Romper Co.
  • In my quest to regain my fitness I’ve discovered The Fitness Marshall workouts on YouTube – they are hilarious and I love them!

I’d love to hear about what’s going on in your world. Have you achieved any of your goals this month? Have you started keeping a reverse bucket list?

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