What did you have on your personal to do list in 2011 that was going to make you happier, more balanced, that bit more relaxed. Do you remember?
Now, if you’re doing it, brilliant, keep it up. If you didn’t get round to doing it, what were the reasons.
Were you too busy running after business, too busy doing that other project that just had to be done (when realistically someone else could have done it), too busy running the family home after work. Generally too busy giving to everybody & everything else, aside from you?
Whatever the reason, the year is nearly done so we can’t change that, however what we can do is focus on 2012. So let’s do just that.
Firstly, are you committed to making a change, if yes read on, if no still read on!
What are you going to do to give yourself a more balanced life, make yourself happier, ensure you have more you time in 2012.
Will you delegate to your team, leave work on time or focus on getting into shape, what’s your goal?
The brilliant news is, you just need to make one change and it will have a positive effect on other areas of your life.
Let’s take the examples I just mentioned, when you do delegate, you can leave work on time, which makes time for exercise. Simple!
Write down what you want to achieve. Go on.
Now, what do you need to do to ensure you can set about achieving your goals successfully. For e.g. do you need to plan what to delegate the day before or even better (if it works for you) plan the whole week ahead, the delegation plan!
Whatever is going to make it easier for you to achieve your you time, write it down. Now.
We need to be realistic about your goals, things will come up from time to time, that’s life, life does not run in a straight line. So, what are the possible obstacles or distractions that may arise. Write them down and next to them write how you will overcome them. For e.g. make sure you leave work an hour early the next day.
Now make a note in your diary when you will take your first action. Tell somebody who will hold you accountable, that way they can keep an eye on you and ensure your doing what you set out to do. If you want to mail me your start date, I’m more than happy to check that your keeping on track.
Congrats, you’re on your way to making more you time and having a healthier Work/Life balance!
If you have any questions on the above, drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org
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