Try This at Home
Make a to-do list, or a could-do list.
Our listener Carolyn suggests that if you constantly run out of a certain item, just buy it whenever you have the chance. I mention the over-buyer and under-buyer distinction; you can read about it here.
Better Than Before Habit Strategy
The powerful, sometimes elusive Strategy of Identity. I quote from Letters of James Agee to Father Flye, where novelist James Agee wrote, after he’d been told that he really needed to cut back on his drinking and smoking:
I am depressed because whether I am to live a very short time or relatively longer time depends…on whether or not I can learn to be the kind of person I am not and have always detested.
Kelly asks, “How do I handle my trove of gift bags?”
I didn’t check my print job until many, many pages had been printed.
Elizabeth’s Gold Star
Elizabeth gives a gold star to her long-desired breakfast nook.
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