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Organizing Habit #14

Stay in touch with people you care about. Stay close to the ones you love by setting aside a half hour on a Saturday afternoon to talk and catch up with friends and family. Whether it is a call to your parents, a card to your niece or an email to a close friend far away, every gesture will be appreciated without taking up the whole day.

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