Today in Northern New Jersey in the middle of winter it is 53 degrees. It feels like spring and the snow is nearly melted away. Tomorrow the weather forecast tells us it will drop to 3. There are winter ice warnings and schools and businesses are already reporting closings because of dangerously low temperatures.
Everywhere I look people are preparing; sidewalks & driveways cleared of the last snow, provisions stocking the cupboards, and outdoor athletes getting in their last workout for a while. Even as a motivational speaker, I know my positivity cannot outpower nature – It's going to be a rough week.
We are lucky we have the forecast to help us prepare for the storm. Life is not so predictable.
Is there something you can be doing in your life now to stay ahead of the curve?
Why wait until April – get your taxes organized now. Don’t shove another unused item into that overstuffed closet, take two hours and clear it out and donate or sell the things you don’t use. Start a long-term savings account – you might even qualify for a ROTH account – today! And for goodness sake, if you are a woman and have not had a mammogram, schedule your smoosh now.
If you tackle one task early, NOW, it will free up not only your physical time later, but also the mental time you would spend thinking/ worrying about it in the future.
And that saved time can be used for snugging in under a warm throw, instead of out battling the cold!