Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jaxtastic Life Spring Cleaning 30-Day Challenge - April 28, 2015 – Book Clutter - WrapUp & Reflect

Today we wrap up approaching book clutter. This is the day we will close this topic, reflect on how it went and what you felt.  We won’t create a forward plan today since there are only 2 more days in the challenge. When we create the challenge forward plan, we will include books in that exercise.

Step 1 – Set your timer for 15 minutes MAX
Stick to it.

Step 2 - WrapUp
Have any more books to donate/give away? Schedule your donation activity. Really, treat it like an appointment. Have you scheduled your “to schedule” books? Look at the bonus content below for a link to a Google Spreadsheet you can used to schedule your book reading for the rest of 2015.

Step 3 - Reflect
Give yourself a pat on the back. You did it!!! Was this hard? Was this easy? Just reflect on how it all went.  Don’t make any of it good or bad. Just observe.

Bonus Content
Every day, email subscribers received a reminder email with the below bonus content. Bonus content can be articles or infographics or apps that have touched my life and made it a little brighter or easier. I am not getting paid by any of the people or companies that create this content. They are truly things I do/read/use.

Classic Books (http://www.read.gov/books/) This is the Library of Congress page of classic books that you can read online for FREE. Not one book will take up space on your book shelves. 

Overdrive (www.overdrive.com ) App & website to check-out ebooks or audiobooks FOR FREE!!! You will need a library card from your local library. I’m a big fan of Overdrive and have been using it for over two years.

Next Issue (www.nextissue.com ) Think of Next Issue as the Netflix for Magazines. It’s an “all-you-can-read for one price” product and it’s fabulous. My brother’s fabulous family gave me a Next Issue subscription one Christmas several years ago and I fell in love.

2015 Reading Challenge (http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-Challenge-2015-36071458) If you need some ideas on what to read this year, this is a great tool to guide you to get reading. 

BONUS OPPORTUNITY: See if you can meet this challenge with your current books or borrowing books from Overdrive or your local library. DON’T BUY ANY MORE BOOKS!

Book Reading Schedule Spreadsheet The work has been done for you and a Google spreadsheet has been created containing the dates for each of the 2015 reading plans listed above. All you have to do is plug in the books and then get to reading.

Reading to Kids (http://www.readingtokids.org/Home/main.php ) We already know you love books. Why not channel that love to kids and volunteer to read to them?

James Clear (http://jamesclear.com/ ) Earlier in the challenge, I had shared one of his article about the power of focusing on improving the little things. I am now on James’ Clear’s email list and every single email received has been a gem. I recommend getting on his emailing list.  
If you’d like to receive daily email introductions of the current challenge topic and receive bonus content before everyone else, send an email to Jax (wjacquies@yahoo.com) to subscribe.

Tomorrow – All-Challenge WrapUp, Reflect and Forward Plan


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