These are my daughter’s favorite Christmas cookies. They are actually more like mini-cakes. Without the frosting, they are nothing special. It is this final step that makes them worth the effort.
New Year’s resolutions are work. They require a lot of slogging along, often without much visual improvement. In fact, when it comes to decluttering, I always warn clients that it will get worse before it gets better. That is why finishing touches are so important. They are the final reward for a job well done: the new pair of sneakers when we’ve established an exercise regime, the shopping trip when we reach our goal weight, the vase of fresh flowers when we’ve finally cleared-off dining room table, etc.
If you’ve been pursuing a goal this month, give some thought to how you might “top off” your effort. The promise of a sweet ending will help you stay strong to the end.