This second half of January has been far from fun even if events have proved purposeful, and this week is no exception. It may feel as if you are pushing a cart up a hill, but you are gaining strength in the process. You’re probably not going to get a free lunch out of anyone, and few people are giving out compliments but what you achieve will stand the test of time. Friends and colleagues could also prove their worth now, and those who don’t should be relegated to the bin labelled “acquaintances” or even “frenemies”. And if you haven’t yet had a major declutter or at least a filtering exercise, it’s time you did.