As the weather becomes colder and damper and many of us begin to
retreat to our respective cocoons, I thought about ways that we
could maintain our activity during what many of us consider the
dreaded months ahead. Here’s one idea.
November is a particularly bleak month. Unless you celebrate a
birthday or anniversary or are a Harry Potter fan, there is not
much to celebrate during this month. That’s why I have appointed
myself the official proclaimer of November as “Do It Now”
month. I declare this to be the month that we do what we have been
If you have been planning on updating a scrapbook or photo album,
November is the time to do it. If you have been thinking of organizing
your files, clearing off your desk, cleaning out the garage, there
is no better time for it. If you’ve been meaning to spend
more time with the family, now’s your chance. If you’ve
been considering starting a journal, start writing. If that book
on your night table is gathering dust, read it already! Whatever
you have had lurking in the back of your mind, bring it forward
and “just do it”.
While there is much merit to setting goals (fodder for a future
column), in this instance I’d like to suggest: “Don’t
over think it; just make time for it.” Permit yourself the
luxury and the satisfaction of checking it off your list of things
to do. So by the end of the month, we will all have something to
Have A Noteworthy November!
P.S. Thank you to those who have responded to previous CareerActive
newsletters. I look forward this month to hearing about your experiences
of “doing it now.” If you care to share your accomplishment
with my readership, just give me your permission. No need to share
your name if you prefer not to; you can just sign with your initials.
Barbara Fish, M.Ed.
Personal and Career Counsellor
“Helping Your Life Work”
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