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Have You Made Your Labor Day Resolutions Yet?
Originally published in September 2012, updated for 2013
Many Labor Days ago (before everything was online) I remember reading an op-ed piece in the NYT, exploring why Labor Day would make a better New Years Day.
Don't ask me where my keys are, but this article from 20 +/- years ago really hit a chord, and YES, I think of this every year.
There were two premises: First, as a practical matter, there is just WAY too much going on in December to plan, or implement any kind of real change.
Second-the lure of a fresh start- the hope, promise and potential of a new school year, ingrained in us as children, is irresistible to us as adults. This aligns perfectly with what we currently look for in late December.
As adults, we can start fresh on any day we choose... but it just feels right, when so many other people are on the same page.
Holding on to clutter-be it physical, mental or emotional-is draining. Choosing to let go of things that stand in our way-is energizing and empowering. It frees up space to let in new ideas, and generates the energy to try new things. This Westchester County ... more
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