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!