Great tips to get your new year stated off right!
Why Wait Until the New Year? Here are5 Things You Can Do Right NOW to Make 2016 a Great Year.
Yesterday I read an excellent post by Dan Dee McGinnis, DTM, NADOTA on More Than 9 Productive Things You Can Do in the Next 12 Days.
These are things you can do now to get your business off to a good start.
It made me think about the time we’re given at the end of the year. It begins around Thanksgiving, and it slowly morphs into a cross between frantic shopping and eating, parties, and pushing the things we need to do over the border into the next year.
I offer you these 5 Things You Can Do Right NOW to Make 2016 a Great Year.
It doesn’t have to be for your business but for your life as a whole.
1.Join a gym!
I listed this as #1 because, the sooner you start working out, the more energy you’ll have to do the other items. If not a gym, then start walking, biking, lifting, swimming, whatever you can do.
2.Have a serious talk with yourself.
Make an appointment with yourself- just you.
Ask yourself what you want to achieve in 2016… not what your spouse tells you, or your mentor, or your peers. Where do you want to be next year at this time?
3.Purge your desk and files.
Start whatever process you use to put 2015 away.
And create your 2016 files or folders.
Whatever organizing procedure you use for your files, get it done now. You’d be surprised how long it takes to do this if you wait until the new year, when you are interrupted by...well the New Year.
4.Eliminate any distractions in your home or your life that are time wasters.
This is a polite way of saying get rid of the junk in your home or life.
If you keep telling yourself that you’re going to organize your office or desk after the first of the year...what are you waiting for? The New Year will start and you’ll still be sitting there wondering where to start.
If every time you walk into your closet you stare at your clothes and have not idea what to wear, it's time to donate and get a game plan for something new.
5.Go to “January 2016” in your calendar and start filling it NOW.
Book yourself up! Don’t let the first week in January go stale! Set appointments for doctors, cars, animals if you must. Been meaning to have lunch with your good friend since last spring? Make the appointment and get it on your calendar.
Try to see how you can have January almost filled with appointments or things you've wanted to do before the end of the year.
Yes, this is a fun time of year that we spend with our family and friends….when we relax and take a breath from having lived through the year.
But if you can carve out some time for next year, you’ll be the one to have the head start on the New Year.