Let Go

I like to start the new year by getting rid of things that no longer serve me. Nothing like a fresh clean slate to start off the year. Here are a few ideas for letting go.

1. Clean out your inbox

I have a ton of folders in my inbox where I keep messages that I may need to reference later. Every once in a while I like to go through these folders, archive things I may want to reference later, and delete things don’t need anymore. I also go through the bottom of my inbox and delete or archive things that I am just keeping there because I am not sure what else to do with them.

2. Get rid of paper

There is no greater feeling for me than going through my paper files and sending a big stack to the shredder or recycling bin.

3. Clear out that work bag

My work bag holds a lot: notes, print outs from meetings, chapstick, pens, tea bags, etc. Maybe take time this month to dump it out and throw away all of that old stuff.

4. Go through those desk drawers

A lot of things end up accumulating here throughout the year. Get rid of those 5 pens that don’t work anymore, that silly prize from that team-building exercise, and the thousands of used sticky notes.

Once things are clear maybe treat yourself to a fresh new pen, notebook, or set of file folders to start the year off right.

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