Anti-Procrastination Tuesday To the New Year

I’m not big on new year’s resolutions in general, but I do like to reflect on the previous year and assess my goals for the year ahead.  Right off the bat, my first goal is to post to my blog consistently.  What better day to practice consistent blogging than on Anti-Procrastination Tuesday.

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The To-Do List

To start my anti-procrastination To-Do List, I updated my blog layout with a new background.  If you haven’t been here before, I had a Christmas theme before.  I like to play with my photo editor program to create background tiles and images.  Updating my blog is part of my Christmas clean-up.

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Christmas Clean Up

Christmas clean-up is my primary To-Do list item.  I have seen a few blog posts already about already getting the house back to pre-Christmas order.  It’s kind of sad, but also rather satisfying.  I’m sad to see the season end but I’m completely satisfied with the length of time we have spent celebrating Christmas.

The kids were so good at getting everything decorated for Christmas, I told them I would put it all away.  I haven’t been hugely inspired yet but I did get the tree taken apart.

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Never Ending Laundry

In between taking Christmas down, I got a little bit of laundry done.  One of my FB friends posted she was sure someone was coming into her house at night and leaving laundry behind.  That’s about how I am feeling these days.  Still, I insist on ironing about half of everything and my ironing pile is out of control.  My goal is to get my ironing board unloaded and my laundry baskets empty by Friday, January 6.  I’m dating this goal for greater accountability.

Planning Travel to Arizona

When these two projects are done, I am going to do some research for a short get away to Nevada and Arizona for me and my sweetie.  I have read the mere planning of a trip is great for fighting winter blues and also to inspire creativity.  I completely agree with this so I look forward to just the planning process.  I also find breaking up physical tasks with mental ones keeps me motivated to keep working.

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