Passports are what make seeing the world possible. They are what grants us access to all the different people, cultures, and places of the Earth. Passports are generally sources of anxiety, but since they have moved to the internet, services like passport renewal have become much easier to do.
An example of the deliberate version is when, upon retiring for the evening, you tell yourself (with feeling and conviction) you want to dream the solution to a particular problem. If you get lucky (back to fortuitous), you will. If you do this repeatedly — program yourself with a problem — you will start to dream solutions regularly.
Buy a scale. It may sound simple, but purchasing a scale can save you a bundle in shipping. If you’re just eyeballing the weight of the package, you can often times guess too low, and be in for quite a shock when you go to the office renovation and see the package is going to cost twice what you thought to ship.
There are activities which you can do in groups. You can play word association games. The game will usually have a context — the idea you’d like to explore. Start with a list of words which relate to your central idea, and free associate. Speed matters in this process, so record these games on audio tape. Another version is to use one of those magnetic poetry kits. Give people the kits and let them go to work. Also, you can mind-map in groups. Or gather a bunch of great images on a projector and let your group play off them.
If you see that with all the repairs and clean up that you do both inside and outside of your home would accumulate a lot of garbage, arrange for extra garbage collection. You would still need to do a final clean up as you do your final walk through on the day of your move, unless you plan on coming back for another day to do the final clean up (this is not a bad idea especially if you are not moving too far away).
Each year Loveland sells an official Valentine card. The tradition dates back to 1964. I’ve purchased an official Loveland Valentine card almost every year since we’ve lived here.
Break Large Tasks into Smaller Ones – By creating manageable tasks from one seemingly impossible large one, tasks get handled one piece at a time. Think of it as a boulder in the road. One person could not possibly remove the boulder without the help of heavy machinery. However, if you chip away at the rock each and everyday eventually the pieces will be small enough to carry off alone.
The next time you find yourself putting off a task ask yourself one question, “Why am I not willing to do this right now?” After you realize the excuses you give to yourself are fairly lame, be proud of yourself for accomplishing your objectives.