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I know you think you will have time to take that amazing trip next year, or try a new yoga class next week, or return the email you have been avoiding, but I am here to tell you that it is time, today. Now is the new later. It is time to really start enjoying your life, because it is later than you think. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that the opportunity will always be there. What can you do immediately to start living?
What can you do to make more time?
Take one hour and do this today so you will have more time for how you want to live your life:
Unsubscribe from ALL junk email (15 minutes) – Even if you subscribed, it is junk if it is not useful to you anymore. Unsubscribe to the stores you gave your email address to over the holidays and to the sites you subscribed to but don’t continue to add value. If more than 50% of your email is spam or junk, I recommend canceling your email account and starting fresh.
Cancel ALL of your store credit cards – (30 minutes) It took me 30 minutes, once upon a time, to call and cancel my cards at The Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, JC Penny. Forget about your points and the special offers and what a valuable customer you are. These cards and shopping opportunities are not making your life richer. They only contribute to your debt, overflowing closet and buyer’s remorse. Don’t let them talk you into staying for a lower interest rate or special offer and be sure to ask that they mail you a notice that you closed the account.
Clean your sink – (15 minutes) While I am not a huge fan of cleaning, I do appreciate a good routine and find that if my bed is made and my sink is clean, I have a good starting point for the day. Visit The Fly Lady for the proper way to clean your sink!