I don’t know about you but the first day back after the Winter holidays is always challenging. You’ve woken up earlier than you have in a fortnight, you’re bleary eyed but you have a list of goals for 2015 to hand and you’re damned if you’re going to let a little fight with the alarm clock get you off to a bad start.
Goals, written down, in hand (because if you right them down you are more likely to follow through), you land at your desk. You’ve had the good sense to tidy up your space over the holidays and everything is spic and span but where is the rechargeable battery for your mouse….
And maybe you should just have another cup of coffee.
Getting down to business.
Getting down to the business of avoiding procrastination is probably easier at this time of year than after any other break because we are motivated by the new start but it can also be hard, with all these fresh new ideas knocking around in your head, to actually get down to the business of getting things done.
My advice on getting down to business is to take a tip from Santa, make a list of things you will do today to help you achieve your 2015 goals, you don’t have to worry about the checking it twice (sorry that’s so last month). Prioritize that list in order of importance and then just get your head down and get started. The key to getting this right though is to focus and that means avoiding distraction. Don’t get sidetracked by a cute cat videos or a discussion on Facebook about accents (this happened to me just yesterday). Work on each list item till you are done and before you know it the first work day of the New Year is over and you’ve achieved everything you’ve set out to do for the first day of the year at least. And may this set the precedence for the New Year.
Incidentally, what are your goals for 2015? Do you even make any? Only 10% of resolutions are carried through to the end of the year they were conceived in so I can see why you might not bother. What do you do to kick start your year? Any tips or tricks you would like to share?
A New Year to Be Thankful For
Wishing you a year to be thankful for in 2015 regardless of your goals and how you go about achieving them. Unless of course your goal is to set up or implement your online strategy, in that case give us a shout, we would love to help.