Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 6: Home]

Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 6: Home]

I’m going to make 12 fresh starts in 12 life areas over the next 12 days.

I don’t expect to succeed at everything, but I want to give a bunch of things a try. Join me!

Day 1: Personal Development

My Day 1 Fresh Start was to raise my weights in Body Pump class for biceps and shoulders.


✔ Raised weights on days I’ve had Pump class, but with loss of form.

Day 2: Health & Fitness

My Day 2 Fresh Start was to give up Smith’s Cheese & Onion Chips – at least for September.


✔ Five days chip-sober and counting. However, there’s been a corresponding rise in chocolate consumption. Oops!

Day 3: Career & Business

My Day 3 Fresh Start was to refresh my website’s home page.


✔ Been working on a new home page this weekend. Will publish it tomorrow.

Day 4: Fun & Recreation

My Day 4 Fresh Start was to listen to more fun music – rather than only podcasts and audiobooks.


✔ Loved my all-music Friday and plan to make it a weekly treat.

Day 5: Technology & Social Media

My Day 5 Fresh Start was to promote my new Facebook Professional Service Page.


✔ I sent a Page Suggestion to my Facebook friends yesterday, and will continue to promote my Page this week. (I’d love you to join, too!)

Day 6: Home

Today my fresh start is from category 2: To get rid of something.

I have two printers in my home office because I haven’t made a decision about which one better meets my needs. Although I love technology, in most cases I’m not crazy about the way it looks – so my fresh start is to make a decision and get one of these beasts out of my work space.

I’ll let you know how I go tomorrow – when I’ll make my seventh fresh start – in the Personal Presentation life area.

What About You?

Think of your own Home goals and plans. In what area could you:

  • Start something new or try something you haven’t done, eaten, read, or experienced before
  • Give up something – maybe a habit that undermines you or an obligation that weighs you down
  • Do more of something – be specific about ‘more’, but don’t be overly-ambitious
  • Do less of something – be specific about ‘less’, but don’t be overly-ambitious

I hope you’ll choose something and join me!

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4 thoughts on “Fresh Start: 12 Days of New Beginnings [Day 6: Home]

  1. Michele Connolly says:

    Wow Jennifer – this is awesome!

    You’re really taking action – or in the case of the night-time chips, inaction!

    I share your night-time chip addiction, so I know how hard it is to fight that habit. Stay strong!

    Michele 🙂

  2. Jennifer Henson says:

    I have enjoyed the 12 days program thus far! I have *gotten back to going to the gym, *given up chips at night (although I splurged last night-oops), *am trying to add scrapbooking back into my schedule-either reading about or doing for the sake of the schedule, *gotten back to my blog-if only writing down topic headings so I can update this weekend, and the *career/business topic I’m still praying about. Not sure what I will do about that yet. I am a substitute teacher (the day I got the blog’s update about business, I accepted a three day long assignment for the future but that’s it…) Thank you for your tips! 🙂

  3. Tricia in England says:

    I updated my wardrobe planner today, something I do 2 or 3 times a year or if I am particularly pleased with a purchase. I also added a new column (it is in Excel) so that each category eg accessories can be subdivided eg into belts, purses and bags. It adds up how much I spent (by year), how much is in good nick, and would be indispensable if I had a fire and had to claim for the value of my wardrobe contents.

    But I like it because it remembers all the things I forgot I had.

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