20 20s for 2020

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  • DundeeDollDundeeDoll Forumite
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    Loving this. Discussed with mum and dd2 over coffee this morning. So far for me...
    1) read 20 classics
    2) make 20 submissions (i'm an academic so this would be academic papers / workshop abstracts / grey literature - one year i set a target of one a month which was a challenge so this will be even more challenging, but i think very good for me)
    3) try 20 new recipes nom nom
    4) learn 20 piano pieces (i have just retaken up the piano after a long absence)
    5) write 20 poems (i used to write 1 a week, I think 20 is a doable target)
    6) visit 20 places of interest
    7) see 20 performances (so this can include cinema / theatre / concerts)
    8) declutter 20 items a week
    9) walk 20k steps a day (will need to buy new step counter)
    10) pick up and recycle 20 plastic bottles a week
    11) make 20 donations to the food bank
    12) Say no 20 times - ie on 20 separate occasions - without worrying about the offence it causes.
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
  • ToonieToonie Forumite
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    Love this idea. So far I've got


    1. Read 20 new (to me) books
    2. Read 20 “classic” books
    3. Listen to 20 new albums
    4. Watch 20 new (to me) films
    5. Attend 20 shows/events/gigs
    6. Have 20 coffee/lunch/dinner dates with friends
    7. Walk 20 miles per week
    8. Lose 20lb
    9. Declutter 20 items from each room
    10. Sell on or gift 20 art/craft items I don’t use
    11. Try 20 new recipes
    12. Visit 20 interesting places
    13. Save 20 20ps per fortnight (given my current situation can't do the £20 notes).
    14. Make £20 per month (surveys/selling)
    Grocery budget in 2023 £34.91/£2400

    Grocery budget in 2022 £2304.76/£2400
    Grocery budget in 2021 £2107.86/£2200
    Grocery budget in 2020 £2193.02/£2160

    Saving for Christmas 2023 #15 £ 31/ £365
  • edited 13 December 2019 at 11:07AM
    CAFCGirlCAFCGirl Forumite
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    edited 13 December 2019 at 11:07AM
    Im still working on mine but so far I've got:

    1.20 minutes yoga a day
    2.20 minutes meditation a day
    3.Grow 20 different vegetables on the allotment
    4.Do 20 different exercise routines/YT videos
    5.Cook 20 new meals
    6.Bake 20 new cakes/bakes
    7.Read 20 physical books (Im a Kindle gal)
    8.Donate 20 boxes/bags to charity
    9.Make 20 donations to foodbank
    10.Grow 20 bunches of cut flowers on the allotment and give away
    11.Loom knit 20 items
    12. Visit 20 new outdoor spaces
    13. Listen to 20 new albums
    14. Save 20 £20 notes
    15. Have 20 no spend days per month
    16. Have 20 NO TECH days
    17. Generate 20 new orders for my business
    18. Make 20 clay Christmas decorations
    19. 20 pieces of woodwork made
    20.Watch 20 new films
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  • DundeeDollDundeeDoll Forumite
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    I discussed this idea at our christmas lunch - we're going to set up a 2020 club where we each have one 20 challenge and update at regular coffee sessions :D (though i will also do the 2020 here. Another couple added, am spreading as i see others have across self-care, work, health, others:
    1) read 20 classics
    2) make 20 submissions (i'm an academic so this would be academic papers / workshop abstracts / grey literature - one year i set a target of one a month which was a challenge so this will be even more challenging, but i think very good for me)
    3) try 20 new recipes nom nom
    4) learn 20 piano pieces (i have just retaken up the piano after a long absence)
    5) write 20 poems (i used to write 1 a week, I think 20 is a doable target)
    6) visit 20 places of interest
    7) see 20 performances (so this can include cinema / theatre / concerts)
    8) declutter 20 items a week
    9) walk 20k steps a day (will need to buy new step counter)
    10) pick up and recycle 20 plastic bottles a week
    11) make 20 donations to the food bank
    12) Say no 20 times - ie on 20 separate occasions
    13) 20 house jobs
    14) 20 old films i've not seen (casablanca which i did see 1/3 of but then the plane landed!), lawrence of arabia and in bruges for starters)
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
  • boultdjboultdj Forumite
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    Made a start on my list

    1. Smile at 20 stranger's, even if they do think I'm strange, after all I am fan of Spike and his smiling is infectious poem.
    2. Try 20 new foods.
    3. Go for 20 walk's on a beach.
    4. Lose 20% of my body weight, yes it's a lot, but I need to get rid of a lot more than that.
    5. Save 20 £20 note's, keeping an eye out for when the new one's come out.
    6. Learn 20 yoga move's.
    7. Do 20 qigong video's [thank you youtube].
    8. Say hello to 20 stranger's.
    9. Turn off the computer for 10 pm.
    10. Watch 20 new to me film's

    Will think of more later.
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  • Love this idea...only half way to my list of 20...disability means any physical challenges are out...so far I have....

    1. Lose 20 pounds (which will bring me to my own target of being a 'normal' weight...down from obese iii)

    2. Make 20 donations to charity

    3. Write 20 letters (not eMails….handwritten...some older relatives like to get a 'real' letter)

    4. Make 20 crafted items (embroidered cards...knitted hats/bags et.c)

    5. Drink 20 glasses of water a week (not coffee/tea...not fizz...just good old, plain water....20 glasses a week is around 3 a day....coffee et.c will still be drunk, but in addition to the water, hoping to up my fluid intake)

    6. Read 20 books ...and I think I will try to make them non-fiction (20 fiction books would be a doddle!)...this will include some I already have on my shelf and on my kindle.

    7. Put 20 coins a week into my piggy bank.

    8. Tell myself 20 times that I am beautiful! (Serious body issues here!!!)

    9. Donate/Give away 20 books (limited bookshelf space...and I suspect new books will be given for Christmas...this will clear up space!...20 over a year is less than 2 a month!)

    10. Remove all size 20 (and larger) items from my wardrobe...I am NEVER going to fit into them again!
  • 1 Lose 20 lbs
    2 Wear 20 things from wardrobe, draws ect that haven't been worn for a while
    3 read 20 books by authors new to me.
    4 have 20 date nights with OH
    5 complete 20 pieces of artwork and exhibit some of them.
    I'll think of the rest later
  • edited 30 December 2019 at 6:58PM
    Gem-gemGem-gem Forumite
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    edited 30 December 2019 at 6:58PM
    Good evening. I've had to adapt these a little. Had to be realistic about what would be achievable over the year along working, working on my mini allotment and spending time with friends and family.
    - [ ] Save 20 x £20 (for Christmas)
    - [ ] Save 20 x £2 coins a month (£480)
    - [ ] Read 20 books from my bookcase
    - [ ] Watch 20 films or box sets
    - [ ] Listen to 20 new albums on Spotify
    - [ ] Cook / bake 20 new recipes
    - [ ] Declutter 20 items a month (240)
    - [ ] Make 20 cards
    - [ ] Turn off computer / phone by 10pm
    - [ ] 20 acts of kindness to other family / friends
    - [ ] 20 acts of kindness to hubby
    - [ ] 20 Date nights with Hubby
    - [ ] 20 lazy days
    - [ ] 20 Swims
    - [ ] 20 healthy changes (intermittent fasting/ healthy choice / early to bed)
    - [ ] Visit 20 new places of interest / experience (Holiday, theatre, concerts)
    - [ ] Attend 2 yoga class for 20 weeks (instead of 1 class)
    - [ ] Walk / use public transport 20 times instead of using the car
    - [ ] Make 20 eco changes including up cycling items
    - [ ] Shop 20 times local businesses / farm shops

    I have been thinking of a manageable way to keep tabs. I have linked two with other forums that I am on. Clutter and £2 coins. I will post the updates for these on these forums and just periodically give you an update on those.
    I have placed the list into my iPhone notes paid - where I can keep a tab. Will update you all weekly on how things are going.
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  • CAFCGirlCAFCGirl Forumite
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    I struggled for ages and now I keep thinking of more to add LOL
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  • DundeeDollDundeeDoll Forumite
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    OK so I know this won't count for 2020 but I have, inspired by this list, just written my first two poems for a very long time. The second will accompany a friend's Christmas present :D Then a friend posted this on fb https://ideas.ted.com/how-we-turned-our-familys-holiday-gift-exchange-into-a-chance-to-really-connect/?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=ideas-blog&utm_term=humanities&fbclid=IwAR1K5h_lIVyfH36zgjJ4blThRSiXDMatGmhnM6Q70-bAz_BoFaJ9DIeFCCg Knowing 2020 is the basis for Pecha Kucha I am thinking of converting my list to a Pecha Kucha to share with the family :D (Then of course an update next Christmas!)
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
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