A Trick to Stay on Task: Invite a Friend (or Ten) In

published Jan 16, 2017
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One of the most motivating things you can do, both for your cleaning and organizing efforts AND for your attitude and outlook, is to have people over now and then. Now don’t get all shy on me – you don’t have to turn into a Martha-level “Entertainer” (note the capital E) – this is simply about recognizing that you are someone who truly cares about their home. Wanting to bring people you care about into it is a natural, healthy extension (and celebration) of your efforts! Plus, frankly, there is no better way to keep yourself on track and on task than by knowing you have a (easy! fun!) get-together coming up at the end of the month.

Your End-of Cure gathering can be big or small, and as casual or as party-like as you want it to be — the size, time and style of get together is totally up to you. Brunch is a nice, leisurely way to entertain on a weekend day. A movie night is fun. It IS the Superbowl that weekend. Maybe a wine or dessert tasting in more your style. Games night? Clothes swap? An extended family dinner? Whatever sounds appealing to you, don’t belabor or second guess it, just make it happen.

Today’s Assignment

Invite a friend or two (or ten) to your home on the weekend of February 3 – 5 (or whatever date is best for your schedule near the end of January or start of February). Decide on a guest list and get out the invite(s) now – a call, a text, an email, paper or electronic is fine, just make sure you do the inviting TODAY. Let us know what you are planning in the comments!

To all of you who just did some work on your kitchen, good job! And if you are behind, DON’T WORRY, do what you can and just keep on keeping on with the rest of us – moving forward even with some things not done is far better than giving up!

More Info:

  • The January Cure 2017 Main Page
  • Download the printable pdf calendar: January Cure 2017
  • Share your progress on Instagram: #thejanuarycure