Eight Commitments for Starting a New Year
1. Take the time (SCHEDULE IT!) in the upcoming week to make some
for yourself. Remember that if you keep doing the same things you did last year,
you'll get the same results. If you really want to change something you MUST be
willing to try new things and let go of the old way of doing things.
2. Make deals with yourself, such as "I will not watch my favorite
television program until the mail is sorted and put away," or "I will
not go to Happy Hour until my desk is cleared off and all files are put back
where they belong."
3. What will your attitude and perception be this coming year? Tasks that you
dread doing might SEEM like they'll take all day, BUT usually, in reality, the
task might take a few minutes if you look at the task as a small bump in the
road instead of a mountain to climb. It's all in your attitude and perception.
Work towards a positive attitude everyday and break your "mountains"
down into smaller "bumps" and time yourself on how long a task REALLY
4. RIGHT NOW, get out your new
2008 calendar and make a commitment for one
hour a week to work on a cluttered area in your life. KEEP this appointment as
if your life depended on it, as if you had to go to the hospital to get kidney
dialysis to stay alive!
5. Invest in yourself by making "ME" appointments with yourself for
a special treat, and KEEP them! This could be as simple as a monthly visit to a
local spa to get pampered, a soak in a bubble bath, a day out fishing or
golfing, attending a local community program, or a walk at sunrise or sunset.
ANYTHING that feeds you, nourishes you, and brings you joy.
6. Decide what is more important to you: out drinking with friends OR
creating the life you only dream about, "Some day…."; Being a couch
potato OR getting up, moving, and taking action towards your dreams, wants, and
desires; Running around with head cut off like a chicken OR begin to plan and
take control of how your day will unfold.
7. Be VERY discriminatory about what gets brought into your home, office, and
life. Learn to say "No Thank You" AND "I really don't need
that" to yourself and others
8. Plan a week or month by using our NEW FREE easy to use 3 W's To-Do Sheets
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