April 52 Lists Project Reflection

52 Lists ProjectWelcome back to my 52 Lists Project Series! Each month I recap my 52 Lists Project progress. You can read my March list prompts and responses here. In today’s post I’m sharing the four 52 lists project lists I wrote in April.

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The 52 Lists Project Spring

52 Lists Project #13:
List the things that always cheer you up

  • Cat Cuddles
  • Cheesecake
  • Working Out
  • New Makeup
  • Playing Guitar
  • Bubble Baths
  • Computer Games
  • Hot Lattes
  • Candles
  • Dining Out
  • Writing Blog Posts
  • Visiting The SPCA

Call To Action: Circle the things on your list that you can do for yourself. You are the only owner of your Happiness!

All of these things I can do for myself, I just need to find time in my day to do so. Sometimes it’s hard, I feel like I have so many responsibilities sometimes that it’s overwhelming trying to get everything done.

52 Lists Project Contents

List #14: List The Ways You Can Cleanse
Your Life For Spring

I couldn’t think of a whole lot for the list from week 10. I came up with only a few things.

  • Decluttering the Office
  • Reorganizing the Kitchen
  • Donating Old Clothes
  • Playing Sports After A Long Winter Inside
  • Cutting Unnecessary Spending
  • Tossing Expired Products
  • Gardening

Call To Action: Plan One Way You Will Cleanse This Week.

I’ve been on an organizing kick that I never seem to be able to catch up on. I’ll clean my office and then the next day it’s full of laundry (we hide it in their so the cat doesn’t eat it. I’m not joking). Or I’ll have the kitchen pristine and then all of a sudden there are dishes everywhere. The struggle is real.

Rainbow Mountain Trek - Cleia

List #15: List Your Dream Trips

I had so many ideas but most of them costed money!

  • Italy
  • Caribbean Cruise – Bahamas
  • Peru – Amazon Rainforest & Macchu Picchu
  • Africa – Large Cat Sanctuary Voluntourism
  • Oahu
  • Japan
  • French Polynesian Islands
  • New Orleans
  • The Azores

Call To Action: What are the sorts of things you like to do on vacation? How can you integrate similar activities into your average week?

I love to relax in the sun by the pool and read a book. That’s pretty hard to do here unless I go the the rockies. I can take time to read in the bath though which I do when I need a bit of a “time out” from everything going on in my life. I also love to adventure, I enjoy going through walks in our river valley here.


List #16: List Your Essentials

This was such a vague prompt! Like… essentials to survival? Essentials to be happy? Essentials to make a salad? I decided to go with  Little Essentials for Happiness.

  • A Cozy Blanket
  • Purring Cats
  • My Favourite Books
  • Good Meals with Occasional Desert
  • Morning Coffee
  • Daily Workouts
  • Friends + Family
  • Bubble Baths
  • My Signature Lise Watier Désirable Perfume

Take Action: Are your essentials sentimental or practical? Take some time this week to reflect on how your essentials make you who you are. 

Once again, this prompt is so vague. I feel like I’m missing the point. Like I could list practical essentials like water, food, electricity… I know those things are important but I thought it would be boring to list things I already know I need!

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  1. May 14, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    This is a great reminder that I also need to de clutter my entire home but I’m also kind of working on β€œhome improvement” lol. And purring cats are cutteeee!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 15, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      It’s such a big project! I have so many books and old clothes to donate, old school papers that I keep for some reason even though I know I’ll never re-read them…
      Purring cats make my day πŸ™‚

      • May 16, 2018 / 9:26 am

        LOL yeah definitely! I’ll have to start doing one room at a time. πŸ™‚

  2. May 8, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    I always enjoy reading about these lists. I felt like these were more targeting to your happiness, and seem to follow a trend of “spring cleaning” and a cleansing of yourself. Every time you write one of these up, you make me want this book more and more. Great post Cleia xx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 9, 2018 / 10:30 am

      I’ve noticed that too, I like how the lists transition with the season. It’s such a relaxing and healthy way to reflect on the positive πŸ™‚ You should get it! I think you’d enjoy it

      • May 13, 2018 / 5:44 pm

        I definitely added it to my amazon wish list, and will probably get it next January! xx

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 15, 2018 / 11:59 am

          Let me know if you do!

          • May 16, 2018 / 7:14 pm

            I definitely will! xx

  3. May 7, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I love that you listed your essentials for happiness instead of essentials for living, which is…boring, haha.

    Love all of your choices for vacation! My in-laws recently came back from a cruise to the Bahamas and they loooved it, and now I am dying to go!

    I recently read the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up because like you, I have issues with keeping things tidy after I clean them. Well, the book didn’t help because things like my desk still become chaotic 3 hours after I tidy them. LOL.

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 9, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Lol yes living essentials are boring πŸ˜‚ I’m sure nobody wants to read that!

      That must have been so nice!! You should go once your work settles down, you deserve a break πŸ™‚

      Haha that would be me too I think. It sounds like an interesting read but clearly not life changing πŸ˜‚

  4. Makeup by Erin
    May 7, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    Aww this is so cute! I can tend to get myself in bad moods and just stew in my bad moods, this seems like a great way to feel better and give you a mood boost!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 7, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      It helps! I like to take a few quiet minutes each week to complete my weeks lists πŸ™‚

  5. It Girl
    May 7, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I never heard of a journal like this. Seems like a great way to reflect and get to know yourself a little more πŸ˜‰

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 7, 2018 / 4:34 pm

      I’m enjoying it so far! I love that the lists are related to the time of year too so the themes change from season to season πŸ™‚

  6. May 7, 2018 / 11:59 am

    purring cats are a great source of happiness πŸ™‚ love this!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 7, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      I don’t know how purring cats could not make someone happy! 😺 Thanks for reading!

  7. May 7, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Yes cat cuddles and new makeup definitely make me happy! love this post !!

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 7, 2018 / 4:32 pm

      Two of my favourite things! Thanks for reading 😊

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