Sweating the small stuff…

Does the whole thought of making New Year’s Resolutions get you “stressed”?  Well, I
don’t know about you, but after the holidays, the last thing I have on my mind is to do any more “planning”.  So this year, I have decided to approach my New Years “resolution” with something a little more practical.  After reviewing my list last year and discovering that I had only completed about half of what was on it, I decided I needed to take a different approach.

So for this year’s resolution, I resolved that I was NOT going to start one more new project until I finished up ALL my old ones.  Because even though you hear that you shouldn’t “sweat the small stuff”, I realized that it was the “small stuff” that seems to keep holding me back. So, instead of my typical list of business, personal, spiritual and health goals, I set out to make a list of all those little things that I have been meaning to get done but don’t ever seem to get around to. (One of which was to start sending out my monthly newsletters again!)

And what I found was that once I started knocking off some of the smaller things it seemed to get the momentum going and I was able to tackle even a couple of the bigger things on my list.  So then I started thinking that if maybe I just started “sweating” doing the “small stuff” maybe I might get some of the bigger stuff done too!

So, for the next year, I would like to invite you, to join me in my resolution to “getting MORE things done” in 2013!  And to help you along in this I am committing to sharing one time saver and one organizing tip each month.  Along with a weekly post on my thoughts from bestselling author, David Allen’s book, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done.

Happy New Resolutions!

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