While the start of the new calendar year in January is an auspicious time to visit plans, so is the Easter season. I hope you have discerned His guidance during this quiet time of forty days when we remember our Lord’s temptations in the wilderness. After we celebrate His Glorious Resurrection this Sunday, the following week may be an excellent time to take practical steps you may take as you consider the future:
- Declutter Office Space. Pitch old mail and outdated papers, file papers and electronic files, and place stray books on shelves.
- Think about Magazines. Peruse your online and print magazine subscriptions. Renew the ones you like and discontinue the ones you don’t. I canceled many subscriptions a few years ago and only miss one, which I’ll probably renew. Otherwise, if I don’t eagerly open the magazine when it arrives, I’m not passionate enough about its content to subscribe.
- Maintain. Could your office use a refresh? Lay out a plan on your calendar to shop, gather supplies, and then work. Allow plenty of time. If you’re hiring a pro, schedule now.
- Read a Bucket List Book. As a student, I read classics, intending to complete them quickly and retain what might be on a test. This summer, revisit a classic with new appreciation and freedom, or read one you’ve meant to visit for the first time. If nothing else, you’ll have bragging rights if you plod through a thick tome few have conquered.
- Read Many Books for Research. Want to write a devotional book? Read several. A romance novel? Read those. Also read books on craft.
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- Plan Vacation Now. Everyone needs fun!