Beth's Box

Day Zero Project – February 2018 Update

25th February 2018

The last Sunday of every month is dedicated to my Day Zero Project and the progress I’m making through the list.

You can find my complete list of goals here

Since the start of my challenge on the 9th November 2017, I have completed 3 goals.  I have started on 26 goals. 

The goals I have completed are:

  1. Open a regular saver account.
  2. Walk the coastal path.
  3. Write list for 101 in 1001.

The goals I have started working on but not yet completed are:

Cook 52 new recipes

(2/52) Millionaires Shortbread & Beef Bourgninon Stew

Write on my blog consistently

I think I’m achieving that, don’t you?

Monetise my blog

I’ve started popping adverts here and there and the occasional paid for post. Nothing huge though.

Improve my newsletter

There are some HUGE and SUPER EXCITING changes coming to the newsletter so quick sign up here.

Develop my niche.

Ok, so there’s nothing major here really but I think I’m finding out where I want Beth in a Box to go.

Grow my following on Social Media.

This is going to be a very long process but each new follower I gain is celebrated at the moment.

Update my Day Zero Project progress every month.

I updated my progress in January and this is the February one so yes… I’m updating every month.

Narrow down tags/categories.

I’m almost there with this one. I’ve spent a lot of time working out which ones I don’t want anymore.  Beth in a Box is definitely more streamlined.

Delete irrelevant content from the site.

I’ve started getting rid of unattached images. I’ve deleted posts that are, let’s face it, less than worthy to be here.

Check for broken links once a month.

I’ve actually started checking for broken links more frequently than once a month. It’s sort of a weekly thing at the moment.

Keep up with the Feel Good Linky.

I’m ready to post February’s link up on Wednesday so be sure to check back then.

Pay off 75% of our debt.

I can’t tell you how much we’ve paid off exactly but every month we pay more off!

Put £10 away for each completed goal.

I’ve completed 3 goals so have £30 in my savings.

Improve my credit score.

My credit score continues to rise every month.

Put an extra £50 a month towards debt.

I’ve been putting the £50 towards the highest interest debt.

52 days out with the kids.

2/52 – We’ve been to Caldicot Castle and the walk along the coastal path.

Lose 3st

6lb lost – I won’t be weighing until Wednesday morning as that is when my Feel Good Linky will be posted.

Read 52 books

16/52 – I have read a lot of books – see The Book Shelf

Watch 52 movies I haven’t seen before.

5/52 – Coco, Final Destination 5, Jumanji, Wonder, My Little Pony: The Movie

Have a hernia repair.

Happening around September 2018. More about this in another post.

Complete 101 in 1001.

The fact I’m even writing this post speaks for itself.

Play a board game at least once a month.

We’ve played a fair few board games.

Create and edit more videos with Garreth.

There’s a new one coming soon.

Sing songs with Macsen, Enfys and Anwen!

This has to be the most fun goal I have. We sing and dance at least once a day. I’ve also succeeded in entering Enfys’ world through music.

Surprise the kids once a month.

3 – I can’t remember the first surprise but the second was telling the kids we are going on holiday this year. The third was that we were going to the park but actually went for a walk along the coastal path.

Complete 52 random acts of kindness.

1 – Sending a package to Ronald McDonald House in Cardiff for Christmas.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Sim @ Manchester Mummy
    15th March 2018 at 9:53 am

    So many awesome goals and you can achieve them all chick 🙂 You’ve just reminded me to check on broken links and I still need to work on my categories 🙁 Sim x

    • Reply
      Beth
      17th March 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you lovely! I’m trying to achieve them and really am doing a lot of them without thinking. Haha!

  • Reply
    Siobhan | The Baby Boat Diaries
    7th March 2018 at 12:50 am

    What a lovely idea! Sounds like you are doing great! X #bloggerclubuk

    • Reply
      Beth
      17th March 2018 at 9:28 pm

      I’m really proud of my progress so far! 🙂 I can’t wait to make more. 🙂

  • Reply
    Steph
    6th March 2018 at 11:54 am

    A lovely idea and great to keep up with the posts to follow what’s happening. Well done on achieving so many

    • Reply
      Beth
      6th March 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you. I’m thoroughly enjoying checking things off! 🙂

  • Reply
    Zena's Suitcase
    3rd March 2018 at 8:59 pm

    This sound like a really interesting project and a great way to stay focused. There’s so many things I’ve read here that I’m like I need to do that

    • Reply
      Beth
      6th March 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Oooh, I highly recommend a list… It helps things seem more in perspective. 🙂

  • Reply
    Jenni
    1st March 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Wow, that’s quite an ambitious project! Great you are documenting it all.

    • Reply
      Beth
      3rd March 2018 at 2:35 pm

      I need to document it to hold myself accountable. I’m guilty of just leaving things go by the wayside.

  • Reply
    Anosa
    1st March 2018 at 6:37 pm

    What a lovely project I love it and so jealous of your progress, good luck with the project

    • Reply
      Beth
      1st March 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you. I thoroughly enjoy ticking things off lists so this is perfect for me. 🙂

  • Reply
    Cath - BattleMum
    1st March 2018 at 1:38 pm

    That’s a lovely way to compile your goals and see of you are achieving them. We recently watched Coco for the first time and absolutely loved it!

    • Reply
      Beth
      1st March 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Oh, I love Coco… I could watch it all day every day. 🙂

  • Reply
    Helen
    28th February 2018 at 11:49 am

    What a fantastic way to record/celebrate your goals and achievements this year! You’re doing amazingly 🙂

    • Reply
      Beth
      1st March 2018 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you! Weirdly, I’m enjoying the challenge although I’m sure the end date will creep up on me faster than I realise! Haha!

  • Reply
    Laura Haley
    28th February 2018 at 11:24 am

    You’re doing so well with this. I’m really enjoying these updates.

    • Reply
      Beth
      1st March 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you. The updates are important because they make me accountable. 🙂 If I don’t share my progress it ends up left by the wayside.

  • Reply
    Ger (It's Me & Ethan)
    28th February 2018 at 9:48 am

    Well you are organised !!! Making goals and hitting them from my point of view is amazing! You’re my little inspiration !!! Well done you and you can do it! X

    • Reply
      Beth
      1st March 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Ger! I wouldn’t call myself an inspiration but it’s certainly good to know I make a difference in some small strange way. 🙂

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