secrets of happy women

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Honor thy "someday" list.
When something falls off the daily to-do list (replace the sweater button; go to the Post Office), one would be right in assuming that it can slip onto tomorrow's today list and eventually get done. Then there's the "someday" list (learn to needlepoint; go to Prague). There's no time limit for those to-dos, right? Actually, productivity expert Laura Vanderkam has found that if those larger, more complex goals languish on your list for more than six weeks, they probably won't happen at all. Now is your someday. Find the most important thing on the "someday" list (hello, look for a new job!) and begin the process now so that, someday, you'll get to cross it off.