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86. Getting Ship-Shape for 2013

It's still January so, I'm sorry, but there's still time to do some new leaf stuff. And it's not giving up smoking or drinking or chocolate, or even paradigms, that this tip is going to be about, or resolving to go to the gym more often or eat more healthy food or ring your mother twice a week. No, it's a great deal more boring than any of those things. You've been warned. There is a particular melange of feelings that this area of life tends to elicit in us, when we know we're not on top of it. Some of you may never have experienced it, always being on top of it, but the rest of us know it well. It is the sense of a large, diffuse, unmanageable mass hanging somewhere in the vicinity, far