In the past, I have suggested setting quarterly goals instead of New Year’s Resolutions. You can see my discussion of this in an earlier post entitled Say “No” to New Year’s Resolutions.
I’m about to break with tradition even further by advocating for monthly goals rather than quarterly.
What is it about the turning of the calendar from December 31 to January 1 that makes us think that we suddenly have the ability to exercise more, spend more time with our families, and get organized?
There is nothing magical about that switch from one day to another, yet most of us continue to set ourselves up for failure by vowing to be different people in the new year.
Here’s a much more achievable way to make changes to your life: set quarterly goals.
When I tell people about my organizing specialties, their eyes widen when I mention Time Management. Everyone feels like there is too much to do and not enough time. Clients who hire me to help clear up clutter often ask me to come back for an extra session to work on time management. Many have said that our 90-minute time management session changed their lives.
There are a lot of books out there on managing time, but let’s face it — it you are already feeling overwhelmed, are you really going to read a 300-page book on time management?