Welcome 2018! According to Chinese tradition it is the year of the dog. The year of the dog is said to be a good time for lifestyle changes (time to quit smoking or change residence) and for the start of new business ventures. What do you want for this year? As a professional organizer I assist people with their goals. Much of being organized has to do with how you manage the time you have in a day and the choices you make throughout the day.
I came across a blog writer named Anni who shared some important math.
This breakdown shows us that a little amount of time really adds up. So what if you were to commit five minutes a day to doing something important to you? You certainly would see a marked change over time. It wouldn’t be massive change in a day but you would see a change in say a month.
What is 2018 about for you? Do you want to achieve something, learn something new, develop a habit, or modify a part of your life? Whether you are 20 years old or 70 years old things haven’t become what they are over night. So remember things take time.
Here are some tips to help you make 2018 your year!
1) Take a few moments to jot down what you want from 2018.
2) Make an appointment with yourself to do ONE thing toward one of your goals…this week!
3) Post your goals on sticky notes or index cards around your house
4) Share your goal with a friend or on a social media site to build accountability
5) Come up with a reward system to keep you motivated
6) Schedule ongoing appointments with yourself to stay on track
7) Cut yourself slack now and again and allow for your goals to morph and change as you do
8) Find quotes that inspire you and post those around your house
9) Incorporate music into your routines. Great for focus, inspiration, distraction and enjoyment
10) Create a vision board with words and pictures that depict what you want for the year. Have fun!
Lynne Poulton is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®), Level II Hoarding Specialist and Owner of Wholly Organized!® LLC. Lynne partners with people of all ages to address the physical and emotional clutter in their lives to make room for what matters most.