Five Firsts

Anyone will tell you that New Year’s Resolutions don’t stick. Remember when you bought that gym membership? (oh please don’t mention it!). So we’ve got a new idea for you. This is not about new year’s resolutions, this is something new and exciting to make 2011 a brilliant year for you and it is our Christmas present to you:

We call it the Five Firsts. This will take you 15 minutes maximum, give it a go.

Mission 1: Get a notepad and pen out and have a think back to the early snowy days of January 2010 when you were full of ideas for the new year. Don’t worry if you didn’t achieve everything you had hoped to, but write on your notepad 5 things you did for the first time this year. These can be big things that you’ve always wanted to do, or they could be tiny things that could even have gone unnoticed. The important thing is that you did them for the first time in 2010. Just write down the first ones that pop into your head.

Was that fun? No we’re not done yet:

Mission 2: thinking ahead. What are five things you would like to do for the first time in 2011? Again, this is not about resolutions, it’s not about big commitments. This is about little things that would make you smile if you did them for the first time. If it’s possible, write a date next to each of them when you’d like to have done them by.

Mission 3: If you feel so inclined, send us your list. We’d be interested to know, and we’ll keep track of whether you get round to doing them in 2011 and give you some help along the way. We’ve had some great fun doing this in our office. Share yours with your friends and colleagues, you may be surprised by all the things you’d forgotten about. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays from the TPS Team!

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  1. Liz Scott on 17th December 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I love this – it’s really excellent idea

  2. Carl Taylor on 20th December 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Five things with dates ….
    1. Second edition of book published – April 2011
    2. Ride a horse (just whispered to one last year!) – June 2011
    3. Sail a dinghy again – August 2011
    4. Play a song on piano, both hands – May 2011
    5. Swim 3 miles with Scarlett – August 2011

    • Sally Vanson on 22nd July 2011 at 5:16 pm

      So how many of these have you already achieved?

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