The present year is about to end and just like everyone else; you want to make changes for the next one. If you want to be more organized for the coming year, then you should start making organizing resolutions that will stick. But how do you do that?
The start of another year is also the best time for renewing or making a dedication to get all things in order.
However, promising yourself to be more organized can be overwhelming and unattainable just like some of your previous resolutions (be honest!). This time, you need to set aside your guilt and fear of disappointment.
Please consider the following steps:
Concentrate on Your Reason First
What encourages you to be good in terms of organizing? Everyone will have different reasons – it can be very unique and individual.
For instance, it can be disappointment because you spend so much time every day looking for things you require, or you lose more of your money because you pay penalties for your overdue utility bills.
Regardless of the reasons you have, just keep them within your mind starting today and in the coming days, weeks and months.
Making a sticky note about them is also a good idea. You can attach this note on the door of your refrigerator, on your desk or to where you can see them every day.
Make Realistic Resolutions
Complex resolutions seem to be encouraging in the first glance but sticking to them could be very difficult. However, quick resolutions will just lead you to failure and embarrassment. This time, you have to choose resolutions that are attainable and realistic.
For instance, instead of swearing to revamp the organization of your home, select a specific room or section of it like the kitchen or the hall closet.
After that, you must break your objective into small portions such as how to get rid of the unnecessary materials you have and organizing those which you have to keep, so that you can easily find them whenever you require them. You also then need to highlight some easy maintenance tasks for each week. This way, you can keep up your progress!
When you have attained one of your resolutions successfully, you are then more confident in your ability to achieve others! If you don’t, just remind yourself about your goals then recommit to your promise.
Aim for the Change that Will Last Longer
Lastly, bear in your mind that it is better to go for changes that will last longer than those which may happen instantly but may last only for a while. Be aware that slow and steady development will lead you to a long lasting change. At first, you may not be happy with this but your patience will be paid in the long run.
So now, you may start planning how to prepare yourself for this change!
Remember what you have learned here and bear undying strength of mind to obtain your goal in the end. Wish you all the best!
Why not download our Annual Review Workbook which will help you identify your goals for the coming year?