One of my goals this year is to become a master of time management. I have always used my google calendar pretty efficiently but not as well as I could. I was inconsistent with the reminder alerts, so my mornings went something like this: While still in my PJ’s, I would take out my laptop and get to work. I am more creative in the morning, so that’s when I get most of my writing done. While absorbed in a project, thinking that I am very productive, distractions would creep in. Maybe it was an email that led to a video that brought me to an advertisement for a tropical island vacation. Then possibly a day-dream of me on the beach ordering an umbrella drink. I look at the clock and realize how late it is, and frantically get ready for work.
That story is somewhat embellished to get my point across, but distractions are a thing of the past for me (at least, on paper)! I am committed to being more in control of my mornings and my day! I will accomplish this by only checking my email twice per day, not looking at my Facebook news feed ever again (sorry, FB friends), not getting sucked into the virtual world of too much information, and strictly following my calendar with reminder messages. Guess what? It worked! I was absorbed in writing this email, but I had set a reminder to take a shower and get ready. The bell went off, and like Pavlov’s dog, I went to my next task!
What are your goals for 2017? What are your big dreams for the future? If you haven’t written down your dreams and goals yet, let me interrupt your day and urge you to do it now. If not now, when? Later, when you are less busy?
Do you want to wake up on January 1, 2018, with nothing exciting to show for it? Or worse, waking up January 1, 2027, and realizing that the excuse “I will get to it when things aren’t hectic” or “when life calms down a bit” never actually happened? Life will never slow down, and it will always be hectic.
Join me in my quest to accomplish big dreams and make 2017 our best yet! Feel free to share your goals for 2017 with me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would love to hear from you.
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