Happy Holiday week!
We’re floating in the middle of the week that signifies the end of the 2012 holiday season and the beginning of the new year.
Are you feeling the letdown after all the activity of preparing for Christmas? Maybe your activity hasn’t slowed at all but is gearing up for New Year’s Eve and Day celebrations?
Wherever you are in this final week of 2012, my wish for you is to find time to reflect on the past year and plan for the next.
Take time to relive all the happy moments you experienced…all those giddy, playful times you want to lock away in your mental scrapbook.
Done? Good. Let’s get down to business.
Sit down with pen and paper or your computer and compile a list of all that you accomplished. The next lists will be for all those things you did right (on time, without procrastinating or do-overs, etc) and all the things you could have done better.
Read the ‘done-well’ list carefully and try to replicate your successes in the coming year. Make notes for future similar projects as to what worked and what didn’t.
Peruse the ‘not-so-good’ list and pick out the mistakes you made. Make notes on how you can improve your technique next year.
My own lists are long, especially the ‘not-so-good’. I’m not unhappy about that because in looking back at the things I could have done better, I’ve learned so much about myself and how I work.
You will, too. Take all you’ve learned from your mistakes and create a new list – a ‘how-to-work-smarter’ for next year’s projects.
One of the best things I did for myself in 2012 was allow myself the time to enjoy December birthdays and Christmas. I took the time I needed to shop, plan, and party instead of stressing about getting it all done, as well as working my butt off. I was sick with a couple different upper respiratory infections throughout the month, so I was happy to have an extremely light work schedule and plenty of time to rest.
I have tons of ideas to make 2013 a fun, productive and lucrative year!
There is one idea, in particular, that I want to tell you all about.
I’ll share all the details in this month’s newsletter, coming out on December 31st.
Enjoy the after glow of Christmas as you head for New Year’s Eve! I wish you a safe and healthy New Year celebration.
For a powerful message on how to do that, please read Natalie Hartford’s post HERE.
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