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What You Should Be Doing This Year

Back to work and back to reality today. Sigh. I had a really nice vacation, including a bit of a break from blogging, and now I’m excited to start blogging in 2013!

I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but here are some things I’m going to try to do in the next month to get my 2013 on the right track. None of these goals are really tied to the New Year, but there’s no better time than the present to check these tasks off your to-do list! What about you? Are you making any resolutions?

1. Change your passwords — No one likes this chore, but it’s easy to get lazy with what passwords you use. I definitely do. You might think harder about your email or bank account password, but store websites or even facebook are important too. Even if you don’t store credit card numbers, an identity theft could get pretty far with your email and mailing address so it’s important to protect yourself everywhere with good passwords.

2. Back up your computer — We all know it’s a good idea to do this from time to time. Think of how bummed you’d be if you lost photos and documents you’ve accumulated since your last back up! Get an external hard drive, burn onto CDs, or upload to dropbox or another website.

3. Update your resume — Even if you’re not thinking of looking for a new job any time soon, resumes can be very time-consuming to put together if you have to think back on years worth of activities. When did you start volunteering with that non-profit? If you can’t even remember now, think of how hard it’ll be to remember down the road! Do yourself a favor and make periodic updates.

4. Clean your closet — It isn’t time for “spring cleaning” yet, but I think this is a perfect time to purge. Santa was so good to me this year, and while I’m excited to share some of my new acquisitions with you in upcoming posts, I have to admit post-Christmas leaves me feeling a bit empty. I have so much stuff in my closet that I don’t need or wear. Why wait until the seasons change? I’m currently trying to thin out my closet to make room for the new, and to sell or donate the old to benefit someone else.

Those are just a few of the things I’m trying to remember to do in the next month to get my 2013 off on the right foot. Feel free to share other things I should be doing while I’m on a roll! 🙂

Cheers to a happy and healthy New Year!

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3 responses »

  1. I never thought of starting the year off with any of these. They are all such great ideas, especially changing passwords, that is something I need to do ASAP.

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

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  2. ALL of these are such good ideas! What a great reminder..adding all 5 to my to-do lists for the week! 🙂

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  3. Love all of these ideas!! We’re still trying to get healthy over here.:) Hope to be back to normal blogging next Monday. I hope you had a very Happy New Year!!
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

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