Most people claim that they refuse to do New Year’s Resolutions because they know they won’t follow through on them. I made a list of good ideas that can be done in one day, some in under 5 minutes. Pick one if you like.
Change all your passwords and find out where you can use dual authentication.
Throw out everything in your kitchen that is past its expiration date.
Throw out any expired medications.
Throw out worn-out socks and underwear.
Make an appointment to get your teeth cleaned if it’s been more than 6 months.
Make sure you’ve had a tetanus shot booster within the last 10 years.
Pull out your driver’s license and check to see when it expires. Is it this year? Oh snap.
Give back anything you borrowed from someone else.
If you have overdue library books, return them. (If they’re super old, send them to me and I’ll research it for you).
Make a “dump run” and get rid of the broken junk from your garage, yard, or anywhere else it’s piled up.
If you have a mending pile, look it over right now and decide to fix it or throw it away.
Increase your retirement contribution 1%.
Get a free copy of your credit report and check it for errors.
Sign up to stop getting unsolicited junk mail with the National Do Not Mail List.
Sign up for a first aid/CPR certification class.
Set a timer for one hour and spend it cleaning or filing.
Look at your keys. Are there any you don’t need any more that you can get rid of?
Think of any task you’ve been procrastinating for longer than a year. Make the decision to do it this month or let it go.
Make a vow not to make negative comments about other people’s resolutions.
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I've been working with chronic disorganization, squalor, and hoarding for over 20 years. I'm also a marathon runner who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and thyroid disease 17 years ago.