24 for 2024

OK, it's that time again!

I know a few people have done this in the previous years, but I'm making a start on getting organised (or procrastinating over my 23 for 23 list 😂) The idea is you have a list of 24 goals, that you do 24 times during the year.  It can be big or small, fun or serious, and the idea is something you can try and achieve throughout 2024 (I've yet to complete the full list any year, but hey it's progress not perfection!).

Original posts if you're looking for inspiration: 20 20s for 202021 things, 21 times in 20212022 New Year's Resolutions Thread, 23 for 2023

To join, simply post your list and remember to come back and let us know your progress.

My curernt 24 for 24!

  1. Answer 24 journal prompts of self-discovery and awareness  (a more realistic goal this year as I've managed a grand total of 9! for 2023)
  2. Build 24 Lego sets  
  3. Complete 24 things off master to do list
  4. Deep Clean / Declutter 24 areas around the house
  5. Do 24 things with family and friends
  6. 24 Donations to charity 
  7. Enter an average of 24 competitions per day 
  8. Get rid of 24 items from the Loft / Garage
  9. Go for 24 walks or bike rides over 30 mins  
  10. Have 24 date nights – In or out!  
  11. Have 24 fun family adventures   
  12. Have 24 no-tech evenings  
  13. Learn 24 new things
  14. Listen to 24 new albums
  15. Lose 24lbs
  16. Try 24 new recipes  
  17. Play 24 board games  
  18. Practice 24 mins of mindfulness each week 
  19. Read 24 Books 
  20. Save £2024 over the year   
  21. Sell 24 things on ebay / booty sites
  22. Spend 24 mins each week organising photos
  23. Treat / do something for me 24 times
  24. Watch 24 new to-me films / documentaries
Most are a repeat of last year but lowered my expectations on some, and removed others I absolutely hated doing (I'm looking at you podcasts!) but these may change as I see other ideas come in 😂 so who's up for this year's challenge?

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  • IrishRose12
    IrishRose12 Posts: 1,724
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    I'm in again for this one.

    Will sit down over the Christmas break and finalise my 24. I've got a few already on the list. 
    Pay all debt off by Christmas 2024 £537/£3,500£1 a day challenge 2024 - £91/£730 Declutter a bag a week in 2024 6/52Lose 24lb - 3/24lbs Read 1 book per week - 5/52Pay off credit card debt 7/100%
  • Could I join for 2024 please, I’ll work out my 24 over the Christmas break.


    2024 Decluttering Campaign 🏅 10/52
    #25 Make £2,024 in 2024 £126.77/£2,024
    2024 Grocery Challenge £545.84/£7,200

    2023 Decluttering Campaign 53.5/52 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 2022 Decluttering Campaign 84/52(72) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    2021 Mission Declutter and Clean 56.5/52(85) ⭐️ 2020 Banish the clutter 45/52
    #? Make £2023 in 2023 - £331.75/£2,023 #31 Make £2022 in 2022 - £489/£2022 #96 Make £2020 in 2020 - £1,307.72/£2020
  • CMD79
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    I'd love to join in this year! I started last year and then.... didn't get very far! But I mean it this year!! And some people did really well last year, so I hope I can try harder.

    I'm approaching this slightly differently, but have taken lots of inspiration from previous posts! I also need to try to get in a better place before the year starts, so I've added a bit for the 2023 finale!

    23 hours a week to sort my life out before ending 2023

    ·        Sort through all clothes

    ·        And cosmetics

    ·        Put up shelves

    ·        Complete decorating hall

    ·        Decorate DD’s room

    ·        Deep clean each room

    24 for 2024

    Health & Wellbeing

    1.      Find 24 things to be grateful for per week

    2.      Dedicate 24 minutes per day in self-care and take 2h 24 minutes to myself per week!

    3.      Swim 24 lengths per week and go to the gym 24 times per month

    4.      Drink 2024 glasses of water in 2024 and less than 2024 cups of tea!

    Debt & Savings 

    5.      Complete 24 NSDs per month in 2024

    6.      Maximum grocery shop spend £2024 in 2024

    7.      Make a concerted effort to complete 1% debt repay 24 times and debt free by Xmas 2024

    8.      Check-in with my finances 24 times in 2024

    Friends & Family 

    9.      Do 24 social things in 2024 - New activity / arrange an activity with friends / to make friends

    10.   Plan 24 family visits

    11.   Plan 24 days of annual leave for holidays/travel

    12.   Go to 24 places / enjoy 24 experiences with husband and daughter in 2024

    Crafting & hobbies

    13.   Complete 24 crafts from stash

    14.   Read 24 books

    15.   Practice Digital Art 24 times in 2024

    16.   Learn to crochet 24 times!

    House, Mess & Cleaning

    17.   Complete 24 Big Projects

    18.   Dedicate 24 minutes per day decluttering AND 2h 24mins to cleaning the house per week

    19.   Declutter 2024kg of crap

    20.   Complete 24 things I have been neglecting!

    Work, challenge & professional development

    21.   Have 24 WOW moments at work and post these on LinkedIn (and get promoted!)

    22.   Focus on my novel for 2h 24 minutes per week

    23.   London Landmarks Half Marathon

    24.   24 hours of CPD in 2024


    Best wishes to all for 2024 and making the year count! AND a big thanks for running the thread @tinkerbelluk
    November 2023

    I'm always in it, it's only the depth that varies....

    Current debt: £10,806.75
    Debt free date April 2025 (though expecting this to come forward)


  • thechubbyunicorn
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    edited 24 December 2023 at 11:04AM
    I love this challenge and there are some excellent ideas on here. I joined the 2020 one but when the world stopped so did I. Some of mine are the same from 4 years but these are the things I enjoy so hopefully 2024 will be a success! 

    1. 24 solo days out 
    2. Tick 24 things off my bucket list 
    3. Try 24 restaurants / cafes I've never been to   
    4. Read 24 books 
    5. Watch 24 movies I've never seen before
    6. Lose 24lb - I've got a lot more than that to lose but this is a good starting point
    7. Explore 24 Scottish villages / towns / cities I've never been to
    8. Walk 2024km - This is on average 5.5km a day. Over the last 10 days I have walked an of 4.1km so I'll need to make a real effort every day with this one
    9. Create 24 (positive!) habits - For this challenge I'll tick this off if I complete the habit for 24 consecutive days then 24 times each month after
    10. Save 24 of each coin / note domination - up to £20!
    11. Listen to 24 audiobooks
    12. Buy 2
    4 £20 gift cards to spend next Christmas
    13. Eat 
    24 foods I’ve never tried
    14. 
    Watch 24 documentaries
    15. 
    Eat 24 different cakes / puddings
    16. Go for a walk 24 places I've never been before 

    17. 
    Complete 24 things on my master to do list
    18. 
    Run for 24 minutes - I think I can run for about 30 seconds at the moment so this will be interesting!
    19. 
    Try 24 new recipes
    20. 
    Post 2024 photos on Instagram - I love looking back on photos but I never keep them in albums or even print them off so Instagram is a wonderful tool for memories. I have something like 60 followers and don't post for 'the gram' but rather boring mundane things that are going on in my life
    21. 
    24 outings / experiences with DP
    22. 
    Go to Slimming World 24 times
    23. 
    Sell 24 things
    24. 
    Do 24 things that me look / feel better
  • basketcase
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    Hello!

    Thanks for setting this up @tinkerbelluk   I'd like to join in too, please. 

    There are some really good ideas on here (some of which I've nicked!)  I don't think I'm going to have 100% success but if I don't try I'm not going to achieve anything at all am I?  Anyway, here goes:

    1.       Aim for 24 NSD's per month (Possibly not achievable – but at least 12!)

    2.       Housework - Do 24 hours a month

    3.       Declutter 24 things a month

    4.       Organising photos  - Spend 24 mins a month

    5.       Early nights - 24 a month (before 11)

    6.       Exercise (Home workouts/Pilates/Physio) - 24 a month

    7.       Non/low UPF eating - 24 days per month

    8.       Check in on friends and family 24 times in 2024

    9.       Donate to foodbank 24 times in 2024

    10.   Complete 24 creative projects (either new or WIPs)

    11.   Kitchen gadgets - Use little used ones 24 times in 2024

    12.   Make do & mend/up cycle 24 times

    13.   Outstanding domestic projects  - Complete 24 in 2024

    14.   Admin days (bills, bank recons; filing etc) - 24 in 2024

    15.   Cultural activities (Museums/Galleries, ballet, opera, theatre etc) - 24 in 2024

    16.   Digital detox - 24 days in 2024

    17.   Grow 24 vegetable/flower varieties on allotment

    18.   Lose 24lb in 2024 (Should lose about 10 more – but it’s a start!)

    19.   MSE challenges - Participate in 24 in 2024 (could be Yearlong or Monthly)

    20.   New recipes - Try 24 in 2024

    21.   NON-FICTION books - Read 24 in 2024

    22.   Self-care sessions 24 in 2024

    23.   Takeaways - Max of 24 in 2024

    24.   Walks over 30 mins  - 24 in 2024


    A budget is like a speed sign - a LIMIT not a TARGET!!

    CHALLENGES
    2024 Grocery Challenge: Q1 £37.83/£660
    2024 NSDs: Jan 1/12
    2024 Decluttering 24 containers/month: Jan 10/24
    Weight Loss: 0/24lbs
    2024 Fashion on the Ration: 0/66
    24 for 2024
  • CMD79
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    @thechubbyunicorn and @basketcase love some of your ideas! Going to revise my list slightly as I like some of yours   :D 



    November 2023

    I'm always in it, it's only the depth that varies....

    Current debt: £10,806.75
    Debt free date April 2025 (though expecting this to come forward)


  • Going to try this again

    1. 24 mins housework at least 3 times per work, this is extra to everyday stuff.

    2. sell 24 items per month.

    3. Organise 24 outings that’s 2 a month for the year.

    4. Read 24 books.

    5. Finish 24 craft projects

    6. organise to see 24 friends throughout the year.

    7. Lose 24lb before May.

    8.make 24 different recipes 

    9. Declutter 24 items per month

    10. Enter 24 competitions per month

    11. work 24 hours per month overtime

    12. Complete 24 mins per week on Duolingo. 

    13. Take lunch or breakfast to work 24 days per month 

    14. 24 hours self care per month

    15. organise 24 work outfits so I don’t need to think each night what to wear.

    16. Save a £1 day for 24 days each month

    17. visit 24 different places.

    18. send to charity 24 items of clothing that doesn’t fit. 

    19. Delete 24 emails per day.

    20. Speak to family/friends 24 times a month.

    21. Do 24 things off my bucket list.

    22. 24 minutes of exercise twice a week

    23. Discover 24 new dog walks.

    24. write down 24 positive things each week.
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