With the start of the new year, I've once again declared myself smoke free, and I'm back to strapping on the pedometer and getting my healthy money. Another quarter, another round of health incentives.
In addition to giving us credit for the number of steps we take each day, the program sometimes offers supplemental "challenges" for bonus points. This week, we have the "Aim High Challenge" where we set our "number-1 priority" each day. I don't even have to meet the goal, just have to set it. Heck, in reality, I don't even really have to set it. Just say that I did, and *BAM*, points.
But it wouldn't feel right to cheat. And I've actually been trying to do this anyway. Spring semester doesn't start until next week. We get a long winter break because the university does this "winterim" session where they offer a few one-week long concentrated classes. That's going on now.
So, in the meantime, I'm taking care of a few necessary mundane things while also continuing to call upon my "fresh eyes" to make a few simple home improvements. This has mainly involved getting rid of crap, and I'm enjoying that immensely.
I've heard of this popular book, but haven't yet read it. I do get a kick out of reading some of the reviews. From them, I get a feel of how this book is written and why it may cause a few snickers.
In short, the author apparently advises to get rid of anything that doesn't "spark joy". My fresh eyes are finding a lot of non-sparking things.
I thought I would get into the spirit of the Aim High Challenge along with this life-changing tidying magic and set a few number-1 priorities to outline my week.
- Monday: Go through dresser drawers - (got rid of two joyless pairs of pants, yay)
- Tuesday: Go through the food storage. I've got a feeling there are some joylessly expired items in there.
- Wednesday: Win the Powerball Jackpot
- Thursday: Research joyously sparkling islands for purchase
- Friday: Make a list of things to do with the rest of 500+ million dollars (after taxes)
Okay then. All pretty doable, I'd say. Should be a productive week.