3 Things to Try This Month (in January)

Happy New Year!

What did you do for New Year’s Eve?

I am in Calgary for my 13 yr old’s soccer tournament. So, I’ve pre-scheduled this post, but as I am writing this I am hoping that her team is dong well and going for gold!

A few months ago, I introduced a new series to my readers here at Everything’s Coming Up Rosie called 3 Things to Try This Month’.

At the beginning of each month, I post three inspiring ideas and activities to put on your monthly bucket list. This January, I am posting three more – one for personal development, one for business development and one challenge is just for fun!

Did you try what was suggested last October?

I know, it’s been awhile since my last “3 things to try” post. I had written about the importance of starting a gratitude journal, reach out to someone that inspires you or do a random act of kindness?

If you did, what was the outcome?

Are you ready for a new challenge?

3 Things to Try This Month in January 2017. This January, I am posting three more – one for personal development, one for business development and one challenge is just for fun! Read more at: Everything's Coming Up Rosie (www,ecurosie.com)

Without further ado, let’s begin!

3 Things to Try This Month

Personal Development –  Become an Early Riser

I have my alarm set to 5:40 am every morning and I love it. I have always been an early riser. During high school, it was about getting that early run in before school. As I get older, it’s about having an hour or so to myself to enjoy my cup of coffee, schedule social media posts and get ready for the day.

There are many benefits to becoming an early riser, including watching the sun rise, getting some early morning exercise, being able to work on a project just because it’s important to you before the day officially gets started, and so on. In addition, studies show that early risers are happier, healthier, and more productive than their late rising counterparts.

Not a morning person?

According to Zen Habits, here are 8 ways to become an early riser.

  • Don’t make drastic changes
  • Allow yourself to sleep earlier
  • Put your alarm clock far from you bed.
  • Go out of the bedroom as soon as you shut off the alarm
  • Do not rationalize
  • Have a good reason
  • Make waking up early a reward
  • Take advantage of all that extra time

What do you think? Think you might try getting up a little earlier?

Business Development – Unsubscribe from needless newsletters

Most of the newsletters that fill our inbox are not selling medicine or offering prize money – they’re genuine newsletters from trusted companies we ourselves subscribed to at some point in the past. It might have been absentmindedly, when creating an account on a website, or willingly, for something we really wanted to stay up to date about. The problem starts when there are just too many of these newsletters, and the really important emails get drowned in a tide of things we don’t really need.

Unroll.me is a brilliant solution for those who want to completely get rid of some newsletters, and stay on top of their favorite ones without the inbox clutter. At this time, Unroll.me, only works with Gmail/Google Apps email accounts, but they are working on solutions for other users.

To start, simply log in with your Google account, and let Unroll.me gather all your subscriptions into its roll-up. If you have many, this could take a few minutes. When it’s done, Unroll.me will present you with a pretty long list of emails, some of which may not even me newsletters. Simply go over this list and click the minus icon to unsubscribe.

When you’re done, you can use Unroll.me to create a rollup of all the subscriptions you chose to keep getting and stay updated on everything from one spot. You can filter your roll-up by categories, add items to favorites, and more. Unroll.me also keeps a list of all the newsletters you unsubscribed from, so you can easily re-subscribe if you change your mind.

Just for fun – Go Geocaching

Not sure what geocaching is?

According to Wikipedia:

“Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. “

There are millions of geocaches hidden around the world—there are probably some near you right now. This is such a fun activity, whether you do it as a family or with a group of friends. Check out geocaching.com to learn how geocaching work.

Here is an Instagram post from last summer when I went geocaching with a friend of mine.

When you’re done, come back and here let me know the results!

What new activities or ideas will you try this month? Let me know in the comments!

~ Rosie xo

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Hey, I’m Rosie! I am a strategy consultant from Alberta, Canada. I provide smart, savvy women with advice on their goals and future direction so that they can plan effective strategies for growth, whether it’s personal or business-related. I’ve been featured on Annette’s Rochelle Aben’s radio show “Perspectivepower” and ceoMom’s. When I am not blogging, you’ll find you me drinking coffee, making popcorn and hanging out with my two daughters. If I can follow my dreams, you can too!

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