In a recent column, I offered a career checklist. We also have important but not career-related appointments and responsibilities we know well in advance. Whether you have a day runner or electronic organizer, schedule them now. Next year, you have an automatic reminder and a ready to do list.
Haircuts and spa treatments
Annual income tax filing
Estimated tax payments/ accountant check-ins
Investment portfolio review
Company benefits and insurance review
File purging and reorganizing
Birthdays and anniversaries
Special dates with significant other
Finally, assign those ad hoc, must-do household projects to specific days in 2011. When you set a specific date, you actually do it!