February First. The first day of a new month. A fresh start. If you didn’t do so well keeping up with your goals in Jan, now is the time to “drop back 5 and punt”. Take a deep breath and start again. Make one step this week toward your goal. For example: even if you only work out one day, that is one day MORE than before. Need another example? Example two: If your goal is to read a certain number of books, start with a chapter a day/week. Keep moving forward! One more word: if your goal was to cut out something completely (television, chocolate, video games, commuting by car) try moderation instead of cold turkey.
For this week I am including 4 very simple tasks. You can do it all. Are you ready for this week’s list? Sure you are!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it is time to purchase supplies - candy, cards, class party items. Do not over buy!!!! You do not want to have to store all the extras trinkets until next year. It would also be a shame to have to throw out a ton of extra candy. (And heaven forbid you and your family consume all of that extra sugar, right?)
Empty your e-mail’s inbox.
Clear off your voicemail.
… no these things aren’t actual “clutter” that you can see, but it is electronic clutter. Deal with it!
Get your paperwork ready for tax time.
… April 15th is just around the corner.
My informal poll has shown that there is a concern about cleaning out closets. Next week will be our big kickoff for the “Closet Clean-out”! Send your closet questions my way this week firstname.lastname@example.org. And stay tuned for next Sunday’s answers to all of your closet questions.