Sunday, February 3, 2008

Resolutions, Taxes, and a Fun 15 Minutes (I promise!)

How are you doing with your resolutions? I hope you can still remember them. Don’t give up!!! If the original resolution wasn’t working for you, why not revise it and try again? If you were planning to work out six days a week and you aren’t able to do it, revise your plan for just one or two days a week. Maybe add a day each month until you are at your ideal goal.

How am I doing? I am twelve pounds lighter (and counting). Thank you for asking.

The deadline for receiving W-2 forms in order to do your taxes (or have them done) was Jan 29. It is time to gather all of your receipts, 1099s, and other documents. Start compiling them now instead of waiting until the last minute. Put documentation together in a box or folder. Call now and make your appointment with your tax adviser. Making this appointment now serves a two-fold purpose. First, now you have a personal deadline for getting all of your forms together. Second, you will have no excuse for stressful procrastination. Wouldn’t relieving any of the frantic tax rush be a positive move?

This is usually the point where I ask you if you're ready to clean out some REAL clutter. This week, it’s time to Take 15 Minutes…

And do something for yourself! Give yourself a quick mani/pedi/facial. Relax with a book/magazine. Close your eyes. Breathe. Spend a few extra minutes in the shower. Linger over your morning coffee/tea. Clear off the treadmill and give it a 15 minute run for its money. Whatever it is that makes you feel rejuvenated, take the time to do it this week. I’ll let you know next week what I chose. What are you going to do for you?

4 comments:

snaphappee said...

Does chatting with my friend online count?

I'm going to spend my 15 minutes reading in the peace of my bedroom. Great assignment!

Your Organizing Guru said...

You are great for my ego!

Thanks for the encouragement. Happy reading!

Marie said...

I didn't make any resolutions! Does that make me a bad person? PErhaps I should set some goals....

Your Organizing Guru said...

Goals are what keep us driven! :)