We are a quarter complete on 2022. Are you on track? April-May-June – time to re-right your ship before the arrival of summer fun; and hot, lazy days!!
As we are 3 weeks into the 2nd quarter – definitely time to review our progress:
a. Where are you with regard to your goals? On track? Need to totally re-do? Moving, but not as fast as you thought?
b. Any task(s) to discard? Any items prove ineffective and can be remodified? Now is the time.
c. New habits to initiate in readiness for summer. Perhaps a physical goal you want to start? Rearrange your workday to mornings only! (More time for children and your activities!) It is your world – arrange it so it works for you and with you!!
3rd Thursday with GJ ~ Thursday, 17 March 2022 – “Relax … Often”
While on vacation, I periodically thought – need to draft “something”! (LOL)
My Daughter and I took a trip to the beach for a week. You each need time away from your daily grind. You could even do a true ‘stay-cation’. I do something each quarter (4) with my husband or 1 or both Daughters. You need to have that relief valve ready!!
We did not cook!! Ate breakfast and dinner at a variety of establishments. And played in between ( Art Museum (2), walked on the beach, touched the Atlantic Ocean, shopped, Botanical Gardens, played Gin Rummy and sat enjoying the sun on our balcony. And a lot of other activities.
Plan something for you and yours. Ignite your relief valve. My next adventure is in June.
As the New Year unfolds, take stock of what you want to achieve. Declutter your email. Put tasks in place to help you achieve your goals. Add new software and/or apps to assist you with your new direction. Draft and develop YOUR plan!
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Review your daily activities – anything you can STOP doing or delegate to another qualified, interested person? Do it – make room so you can do what you do best! What no one else can do!
Let go of the stress – – – dial it back – – – strive for daily ‘enjoyment of YOUR journey’.
We made it!! Meteorological Autumn has arrived. Are you able to find all the paper, receipts, and notes that you have saved? Can you send a receipt to your accountant? Let’s not go into 2022 with this needing to be updated.
There are many ways – you could even start with Excel.
My software of choice is EVERNOTE (since 2017). Though I have not always used it to its full capacity; Evernote’s capacity has been upgraded and enlarged. Evernote’s mission – “remember everything”. Evernote: capture anything; keep it all together; find it fast; and, take it anywhere. You may want to do so…now.
The best tool is one that you will use!!
New pricing plans are available – Yes, there is still the FREE version. New: Google calendar integration. Ability to make a task list. Evernote, now, has a TEAMS product.
Time to evaluate where you are and what you are using; then, REALLY get ready for 2022. Do you need to upgrade to keep up? Or, put into use some of the apps you have already downloaded? Your choice.
Look for efficient and productive methods to achieve YOUR goals, both business and personal!
Hi! My ‘cute’ reference to see if you took me up on my suggestion and purchased “Atomic Habits” by James Clear…a while back?
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I will share 3 of my highlights from Mr. Clear’s book with you: 1/ The ultimate purpose of habits is to solve your problems with as little energy and effort as possible. 2/ Design your world so it is easy to do what is right. Meaning: design your life so the actions that matter are the easiest to do. 3/ Make your habit(s) as easy to start as possible.
I was going to write about the Pomodoro Technique, BUT have you got two minutes?
I am sharing from “Atomic Habits” by James Clear – he says “When you start a new habit, it should take less than two minutes to do”.
We are about 5 1/2 months from 2022. Where are you with your habits and goals? Your habits are your path to your goals!! James says the idea is to make your habits as easy as possible to start.
Are you still struggling? Are you still trying to figure out how to start? What is your goal? What can you do in two minutes towards that goal? Then, you begin to build up steam. Do your two-minute ‘thing’ every day. Add a little more time are you see yourself making progress. Now your brain is on board and is sending you ideas because it sees you are serious about this new ‘thing” – (goal or habit).
Have you started your own business during the lockdown? Will you be returning to your office 5 days a week or have a hybrid schedule? Or, you moved into a new job industry altogether. What do you want to achieve?
What is your two-minute rule? If you are going to run a marathon – you start with putting on your running shoes. If you are going to write a book – you start with writing the first sentence. If you are making travel plans – you decide your destination and make the necessary reservations – then you can plan your packing.
Go! Get started developing your two-minute rules for your life’s success.