Sunday, October 11, 2015

Jaxtastic Life Organized October Challenge 2015 - Week 2 - Organize Your Health

Welcome to week 2 of the Jaxtastic Life Organized October 2015 Challenge.

How did last week go planning for the holidays? Did you take on the challenge? Did you put your hands to your ears yelling "La, la, la....I can't hear you"? Share in the comments how it went. 

Let's get started with week #2, organizing your health. I'm going to say it again. You are going to organize your health.

Mammograms and Self-Exams
Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, ladies we will start with you. If you are "of age" have you scheduled your 2015 mammogram? Get it scheduled and get it done!

Do you regularly perform self-exams? If not, get it scheduled and DO IT !!!

How many hours of sleep do you get? Most folks will respond with "not enough." NOW is the time to actually start planning and scheduling sleep. 

Play the 15-Minute Game
Let's say that you get 5 hours of sleep each night. 
Each night, schedule your bed time for only 15 minutes earlier so you get 5 hours and 15 minutes of sleep. 
After getting 15 more minutes of sleep for one week, add 15 more minutes for the next 7 days.
Continue until you reach 8 hours.

Travel Prep
Will you be traveling for the holiday season? Prepare and organize NOW

Health Pack: Start today creating a travel "health" pack. Have these items now so that when you are on the road, and the inevitable happens, you will have your favorites on hand and that could help make your recover that much faster.

Ideas for your health pack:

  • cold/congestion products
  • pain relievers
  • digestion "assistance"
  • place holder for your regular meds
Additional items to locate and gather NOW are:
  • Your medical insurance card
  • Knowledge of your health plan's out-of-territory policies regarding urgent care and ER visits.
    • look this up so you know whether or not you need to get clearance before going to an out-of-territory urgent care.
    • ALWAYS go to the ER for an emergency!!! 
      • Never wait to call your medical group.
      • Be sure to know how soon you need to contact your medical group AFTER going to the ER.
Exercise - Schedule It!!!

Last week you scheduled all of your holiday events. Now it is time to schedule your exercise around your holiday schedule. Do it now.

You don't exercise? First, check with your doctor to see if you are healthy enough to exercise. Then schedule your exercise of choice. More importantly...DO IT!!!!

Healthy End to 2015 & Start of 2016
Organize for your health NOW so that you finish 2015 beautifully and kick off 2016 from healthy happy place.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Organized October Challenge 2015 - Week 1 - Holiday Planning & Prep

Holiday planning? Yes, holiday planning kicks off the Organized October Challenge 2015.

I know. I know. Everyone is freaking out about "how quickly October showed up" and you just aren't ready and you want to, as my friend, Sherry, playfully says, "Go in the backyard, swing on the swing and eat candy."

For this week, your focus is to get ready for the holidays. 

Calendar - Plot It!!!
Look at your 2014 schedule. Odds are, the same events will show up this year. Put all of the holiday events you can imagine in your calendar.

Time Off - Schedule it!!!
Taking time off from work this holiday season? Submit it at work do it now or you might not be able to take your days off due to others already scheduling it. 

Preparation Time - Schedule It!!!
Don't forget the prep work involved with parties, events, travel and more. Use the 2.5 rule. If you think it will take 1 hour, multiply that by 2.5 and book 2.5 hours in your schedule.

Travel - Book it!!!
If you are traveling in the next 3 months and you haven't booked your travel, DO IT NOW!!!
A few weeks ago we booked a trip and found prices high even at that time. 

BONUS CONTENT - Organized Christmas

This is an excellent resource for those who celebrate Christmas. If you think this post was early to talk about holiday planning, this Organized Christmas plan started August 30th.

Future Weeks
Keep following for new challenges each week as well as bonus challenges for your Organized October Challenge.

FREE Organizing Coaching in PIlot Program - 2 spots open
There are still 2 spots open for FREE organizing coaching during October to pilot a new organizing coaching program. Send an email to Jax to get things started.