|Take some time to relax!|
Many people take this week off work to spend with family or recuperate from the holiday festivities. I personally prefer to be at the office because the phones are quiet, most of the staff is off on vacation and there aren't many tasks to be accomplished -- so I can catch up on tasks and enjoy the slower pace.
One big tasks I tackle this week is to do a mad dash through my house packing up as many old treasures as I can find that need to be donated to charity. I've already purged my closet of clothes and will be tackling my kitchen cupboards, storage room, craft room and office in the coming days. I've gathered some boxes and bags and will record everything that I pack up for this last ditch effort in accumulating charitable tax deductions for 2010. This task also serves as the kick-off for a standing New Year's goal of decluttering my house and learning to live with less (it's a never ending venture).
This is also the week when I dig out my neglected journal and reflect on the past year's accomplishments and the coming year's goals and what I want to achieve. I'll reexamine my Wellness Plan and decide which steps I want to take in 2011 to move me closer to my life's goals. And from the big list of lofty goals, I'll whittle it down into a small set of manageable goals for the new year - which I'll share with you all next week.
Life is good during The Week Between. It's a whole week devoted to closing one chapter and preparing to open a new one. A week of accomplishments and a week of anticipation. It's a wonderful time of the year!