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Here is α new favorite find from my early morning Facebook foraging. Credit goes to Aniko from the Minimalist Bullet Journals Facebook group for sharing this idea from another group and introducing us to idea of “Winter Bingo,”
It’s in Hungarian, which is pretty cool in itself, and each square contains a wintry activity like sledding, building a snow man, and going to a Christmas fair.
I loved this idea because it focuses on meaningful experiences that can be shared with others instead of the material “stuff” that’s pushed on all of us over the holidays.
Everywhere I go it seems like people are complaining about the holiday season, sometimes to the point of saying, “I hate Christmas.” This is so sad. The thing is, I don’t think most of these people actually hate Christmas. I’m guessing what they really hate is how six weeks of their lives are turned into a circus of materialism, unrealistic expectations, and general chaos. Every. Single. Year.
No one likes being drained on all levels – emotionally, mentally, financially, time-wise… So this spread really spoke to me. These are simple, often relaxing activities that don’t involve marathon shopping trips, near-maxed credit cards, or forced interaction with large groups of people (which as an introvert I highly appreciate!)
This is a simple, beautiful reminder to stop the madness (and complaining about the madness) to smell the hot cocoa. And maybe share it with someone.
Another more practical thing I instantly liked about this tracker was the grid format. A grid of activities to pick and choose from rather than a to-do list to check off is much more fun. I could do just five in a row for the “Yay, I did it!” warm fuzzy.
So I stole it, filling my limit of two active trackers at a time for my bullet journal. Aside from my pathetic attempt at little trees, I love how it turned out!
As I was working up my own Winter Bingo page, I got to thinking about how adaptable this idea is. For example, there are many fun little creative project ideas I’ve been meaning to “get around to.” So I decided to try adapting it into a “Creativity Bingo”.
At first I was going to set it up right away But in the spirit of keeping the Holidays from being a stressful mess (or at least not adding to the mess), I opted to stick with Winter Bingo for December to enjoy the holidays, saving Creativity Bingo for January.
You can see how my Creativity Bingo turned out in this post. If you tried the winter bingo idea out for yourself I’d love to hear/see how it went! You can comment below or post your results on the My Time to Create Facebook page.