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Jamming more clothes in your closet

Jamming more clothes in your closet
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This is the perfect time of year to clean out your closet.

Not only will it make room for any gifts you may get, but many charities are holding holiday donation drives, making it as easy as dropping the bag off at your office, school, or community centre.

Get rid of anything out of style, that doesn’t fit, is stained or worn out, or that you just don’t wear for whatever reason.

Then, you can start the new year with a fresh, new style, knowing that the only things in your closet are things you truly love.

Letting your gym membership lapse

Letting your gym membership lapse
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Your New Year’s resolution to exercise more will be only as good as the preparations you make now.

You’ll be so much more likely to stick with a new fitness routine if you make sure you have all the equipment, supplies, clothing and classes set up in advance.

Then, come January 1, you can tie on your shoes and head straight into the gym without getting derailed by little details.

Or, for a head start, hit the gym now and get a leg up on everyone starting in January.

Living with a mouldy fridge

Living with a mouldy fridge
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Which sounds more appetizsing: rummaging through a smelly fridge for something to cook or grabbing takeout for dinner? Skip the angst and set yourself up to save money and kilojoules by readying your fridge to be stocked with healthy staples.

At best, you’ll start off your diet resolutions on the right foot.

At worst, you have a nice, clean fridge to store the takeout containers in.

Not having spoken to your sister in months

Not having spoken to your sister in months
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The holiday hustle and bustle is supposed to be all about showing love to our family and fellow humans, but practically speaking, it can be hard to find the time for an hour-long chat with your mum or a catch-up brunch with your sister between all the present buying and party going.

In reality, your presence will mean so much more to your loved ones than any present.

Take the time to reach out to loved ones now, because after all, no one knows how much time you have left together.

In a stalemate with your boss

In a stalemate with your boss
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Many companies schedule big changes for the beginning of a new year (health plans, raises, promotions, holiday time) and while that’s fine if things are going well, you might not want to wait until January if you’re unhappy in your job right now.

Figure out what is making you miserable in your work and talk to your boss about how you can work together to fix it.

Be proactive now in resolving your concerns and you’ll feel better come January.

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Source: RD.com 

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