Newsletter – January – It’s Time
It’s TIME …..
It’s that time of year again – you know the one – when we all make promises to ourselves that can be very, very hard to keep.
The practice of making resolutions started with ancient Roman times, when such resolutions were made as pledges to the pagan god Janus, the namesake for the month of January.
Unfortunately, only about 8 percent of us who set goals achieve them. But the good news is that research shows people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to change their behavior than those who never commit.
Loads of individuals make resolutions with the beginning of every year – especially the resolution to exercise, eat right and get in shape. Thus you can fee like you’re part of a worldwide self-improvement movement — and you are!
Before wasting time creating a list of resolutions, ask:
What do you want to achieve in the new year?
Why that item?
How is that going to help accomplish that/those goal(s)
What is the motivator?
Who will support your efforts?
How are you going to reward yourself after the goal is accomplished?
After writing each down and answering the questions, organize your list into priorities and create a plan.
Over the Christmas holiday I have meet several individuals that have a goal in mind for 2018 – that being organizing their office. When asked, in what area do you plan on starting, most didn’t have a specific area in mind.
We all have to be realistic in our plans. Making a plan to exercise every day for an hour when you have not exercised in MONTHS, maybe a stretch. So create a plan that fits your lifestyle, find a buddy that is similar to your resolution.
If organizing your work space is your goal – instead of tackling the entire area, sort into segments. Such as document filing, that stack of bills to pay, informational articles to review, teetering pile of books, business cards strewn
Your Key to Organization
across your desk that needs to be added to the contact database and etc.
Tackle one area per day or per week for the next month(s).
Once you have made the list prioritize by asking yourself which is the most important or which currently is the most annoying.
New research informs and expands the way success is attained. Coupling goals, keeping them simple, holding yourself accountable, and measuring incremental victories are critical steps to being strong and successful in 2018.
Good luck, and Happy New Year!
New Year Traditions: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/new-years
Apps to help you KEEP your Resolutions:https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/30/these-apps-will-help-you-keep-your- new-years-resolutions/
Office organizing Tips:https://www.potterybarn.com/tips-and-ideas/how-to- organize-your-home-office-for-increased-productivity/
Documents to Keep: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self- employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records
Go Paperless: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self- employed/how-long-should-i-keep-records
HappyNewYear: http://www.brainjet.com/places/1282/11-biggest-and-best- fireworks-displays-around-the-world/#page=1