Did the week disintegrate into business as usual (apart from heat-exhaustion counter-measures, in our part of the world)? That’s how New Year’s Resolutions or other goal-setting ventures get off to false starts.
But that’s all they are – false starts! Your Annual Plan will soon be up and running for real if you keep referring to it and doing what comes next. You might even need to write it in chunks over the whole of January.
I’m writing my full plans in ‘begin as I mean to go on’ mode: slowly but surely, tackling them in bites each day. I’m staying aware of things that drag my attention away, and noticing how I feel when I think of what I wrote the day before, while I’m going about my routines.
Do my plans make me feel ‘blah’ when I think of them? Chirpy? Or a bit nervy? If you don’t like the way yours make you feel, adjust them ‘til they’re more to your liking. They are yours, right?
I think it’s good to put in aims and goals that move you around emotionally. That way, if one line of action is getting too heavy or boring, you can switch your focus to something different for a while and still make progress overall.
I’m on something very challenging just now – an online course about ending war! The way I see it, it’s not so different from regular organising, yet needs to be done on a huge space that’s a whollllllle lot more cluttered...