My two daughters-in-law will deliver me granddaughters in January and February, and I’m pretty excited for 2022 to get here.
We visited with my son Christopher and daughter-in-law Kelly last night. They are due in early February but are getting ready for her arrival. They want to be organized. They don’t want to be caught off-guard and not ready for when she arrives, so last night, we moved furniture and the final setup of the baby’s room. They are prepared for her arrival, and they confessed that made them just a little more relaxed.
Time travels quickly, and organization helps alleviate the stress of not being ready.
2022 is just around the corner, and we will be in the next year before you know it. Are you ready?
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I remember when I was still in school, and it was time to get ready to go back to school in September. I had a “nesting” need just like Chris and Kelly have. In August, I would organize my closet, clean up my bedroom, organize my books, and write my back-to-school list. When I bought what I needed, I had it all organized and ready to go long before the first day of school.
Let’s do the same for the beginning of 2022. Let’s take some time now and do some nesting, organization, and preparedness to start the new year on the right track.
Here are some of the things that I will be doing to prepare for 2022:
– Cleaning my inbox. You know that I love inbox zero, but I often don’t see it. I want to see it, I have good intentions, but it doesn’t always work out. Since the holiday season is very slow for me (I appreciate it isn’t that way for everyone), I am taking time to clean up my inbox. I am determined to start 2022 with NO emails in my inbox or to-do folder. Since I can’t control others, I will likely have some in my Waiting folder, but I’m going to clear out the Junk, Spam, Sent, and Trash folders too.
– My desk gets dirty. I don’t know why or how, but it gets gross. I’m going to take every single thing off the surface of my desk and give it a good scrub. While I’m at it, I’m wiping down my monitor, mouse, pens, and anything else that I touch. A little sanitizing won’t hurt at all, and I know I’ll start the new year with a super clean desk.
– I’m also going to clean up my computer and the file path that I have. I have old files that need to be deleted, folders that have magically duplicated, and too many files that I will never reference again that can be deleted. While this is a massive undertaking, I am committing to devoting two hours one day for it. I won’t get finished in two hours, but I will improve.
– I’ve virtually stopped keeping paper files, so I’m going to empty the filing cabinet. If I need to keep something, I will, but I know that about 80% of the files really can go into the recycle. Just because I have a file cabinet doesn’t mean that I need to keep files in it.
– I’m going to refresh my password list and emergency contact list.
None of these things will make a dramatic difference in the way I work, but each of them will help me feel ready to tackle 2022 when it arrives. I know I’ve got a busy year both personally and professionally. Once the calendar turns the page, I know that I won’t have time to do my own little nesting.
I’m forcing myself to take the time. I know I won’t regret it. I know it will be worth it.
And just like my son and daughter-in-law, I’ll be ready in case 2022 comes faster than I expected it to.
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What are you doing to prepare for 2022?