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February 2016 Planner
We recommend that each day should follow one important focus.
Sundays: Focus on Friends & Family
Mondays: Focus on Work Life Balance
Tuesday: Ingredient Research
Wednesday: Focus on Good Manufacturing Practices
Thursday: Focus on Business Research
Friday: Focus on Organization
Saturday: Focus on Mind & Body Health
Mon. Feb 1 - Plan ways to save. Call vendors for upcoming specials.
Tue. Feb 2 - Ground Hog Day
Wed. Feb 3 - Ensure all supplies are stored off the floor.
Thu. Feb 4 - Spend some time doing business related research.
Fri. Feb 5 - National Wear Red Day
Sat. Feb 6 - Healthy living day, no sugar or sweets.
Sun. Feb 7 - Say something special to a family member.
Mon. Feb 8 - Chinese New Year
Tue. Feb 9 - Fat Tuesday Mardis Gras Carnival, indulge in a Paczki.
Wed. Feb 10 - Organize MSDS Sheets
Thu. Feb 11 - Research using Facebook to sell.
Fri. Feb 12 - Clean off your desk. Use the 'File vs. Pitch' system.
Sat. Feb 13 - Reflect on one personal improvement goal.
Sun. Feb 14 - Happy Valentine's Day
Mon. Feb 15 - President's Day
Tue. Feb 16 - Do some independent research on baking soda.
Wed. Feb 17 - Make sure light bulbs in production areas are covered.
Thu. Feb 18 - Smile at 5 strangers today, observe their reactions.
Fri. Feb 19 - Assess inventory. Place restock orders.
Sat. Feb 20 - Healthy living day, no sugar or sweets.
Sun. Feb 21 - Take the day off, relax.
Mon. Feb 22 - Spend 30 minutes reflecting on a personal goal & writing in a journal.
Tue. Feb 23 - Do some independent research on propylene glycol.
Wed. Feb 24 - Update mandatory OSHA safety records, even if it says 'no injuries'
Thu. Feb 25 - Take a product to a local coffee shop, ask strangers for feedback & ideas on improvement.
Fri. Feb 26 - Organize this month's business receipts
Sat. Feb 27 - Express gratitude to one person today.
Sun. Feb 28 - Hug a loved one today.
Mon. Feb 29 - Spend 30 minutes coloring in a coloring book. (Trust us, it clears the mind.)