New Year’s Day. A fresh organised start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written.
A new year provides fertile footing for a fresh start. So whatever your intention is for 2017, make it a good one. This life is yours to make of it whatever you desire, so start now!
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.” – By Mark Twain
What are you going to do now to make sure you have your best year ever? What one thing will mean the difference in actually achieving your goals rather than chalking them up to yet another year’s unfulfilled resolutions?
In order to get your resolutions underway, Be Organised !
Write your New Year’s Resolution list out on a planner, chart or calendar where you can make notes. It helps your focus to make notes and lists to direct your efforts in starting new habits.
Write down any needed item so that you can work out whether you already have what’s needed or need to buy, beg, borrow or freecycle it.
Write down anything else of relevance, for example memberships, travel, subscriptions or any other service necessary to help achieve your resolutions.
Start by Clearing the space around you!
Are there piles of papers and books on the desk and floor? Clean them up in short bursts here and there.
Do you have trouble finding things, from keys to socks? Look for simple solutions, such as hanging up a key holder and setting up a special lost sock basket.
Hate cleaning? Try to convince yourself it’s exercise, a moment of Zen or a chance to throw out old junk. Find help and delegate the cleaning jobs to others as much as possible and try to arrange it so that you’re doing what you’re best at.
Take de-cluttering steps by steps. For example, sort through your desk on Monday, re-arrange your wardrobe on Tuesday and Wednesday, go through your bookshelf on Thursday, vacuum on Friday, dust on Saturday, and sort out whatever else needs to be organised on Sunday.
Once you’ve sorted out the specific high-use areas around you, you will realise it’s much easier to concentrate and achieve your New Year’s Goals!