Clean start. That is what I love most about the new year. It’s time to purge any negative thoughts, create new goals, and get motivated for a stellar year. Why not start out the new year with a new you? It’s time to take control of your life! Below are three things you can do TODAY for a more organized and successful 2018.
- Plan Your Week – This sounds like a no-brainer, but the truth is, many people I speak with don’t do this. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to know what your week looks like? I spend time on Sunday reviewing my upcoming week to see what I need to do to prepare for any upcoming appointments or meetings. It is so much more tolerable to know in advance rather than be scrambling the night or hour before!
- Maintain a Clean and Organized Work Space – Your physical space is reflection of your mental space. I can’t tell you how often a client calls me because their workspace is so cluttered. By having a clean and organized work area, you can actually find an important item when you need them! What a concept, right? Are you a piler or filer? If you pile your papers, can you separate the papers by category? This may help you sort, and most importantly, find, what you need without having to go through the entire pile. Organizing your office supplies in a drawer or to the side of your desk will also make your desk less cluttered. It’s important to only keep what you absolutely use often on the desk.
- Start the Day with Me Time – This sets the tone for the day! When was the last time you eased into your day? What would it feel like if you were able to spend at least 5 minutes enjoying a cup of tea or coffee? What if you were able to read or journal in those 5 minutes before you had to hit the ground running? How can you ensure that you savor just 5 minutes each day? A habit takes 28-35 days to form so don’t give up if you are struggling with this. You can do it!
I am especially excited for the new year, and I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings. What habits or resolutions do you hope to roll out for the new year?