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Check out this Top Ten Organization Countdown!
#10 Attainable Goals
You can easily list attainable goals for the next six months to a year. No Wonder Woman stuff here. Attainable goals.
#9 Reward Yourself
Plan to reward yourself once a month. An afternoon off. A bubble bath. Something small but enough to be a reward for all that hard work. Get it in the planner so you have something to look forward to!
#8 Daily Schedule
Organize your daily schedule to allow for your New Year’s Resolution. Is it being more organized with paperwork? Exercising? Plan it into your day. Use that plan as a tool to help you accomplish your goal.
Use your planner to help you think outside of the box. Take note of when you have available time, and see how you can use it to move yourself closer to your goal. Are you taking your child to piano? Maybe that’s the perfect time to take a brisk walk! Or bring your laptop along and organize those files that have taken over your computer.
Find a spot in your planner to write a list of people that will support you when the going gets tough. Is it one of those days? Are you slowly creeping closer to the chocolate? Have a name ready of someone you can call or text to talk you down and remind you of your New Year’s Resolution.
#5 Meal Planning
No matter what your New Year’s Resolution is, your entire day will get off track if you don’t have a plan for feeding your family. You can’t have your allotted thirty minutes of time to organize the closet after lunch if you’re still scrambling to feed the screaming toddler. Use your planner to keep a meal plan—even just a list of ideas for each meal. It saves so much time!
Plan a regular gathering with friends that are also keeping New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe once every two weeks, just get together and discuss how things are going. Knowing that they are there for you will help keep yourself accountable. Getting it in your planner will also help with accountability.
#3 Take Note
When you notice something in your daily routine that makes you struggle to keep up with your New Year’s Resolution, take note of it. Then the following week, you can adjust your schedule.
#2 Victory Dance
When you achieve your goals, you have someplace to record your victory. Think stickers and stars!
The best part? On the days you’re struggling, you can look back through all your successes and remind yourself that you can do it!