This is me talking to myself – I’m not telling anyone what to do. But as the sun sets on 2011, I thought I would share my thoughts in case any of this resonates with you.
#1 Make Better Decisions
Time is precious, so I need to make better decisions about how to spend my time and who I spend it with. I think this comes down to saying “no” more.
#2 Eyeball Time
I am going to make a concerted effort to try to spend more one-on-one time with my family members. Time having fun, or just simple talk-time. Specifically, I want to be more intentional with my kids and spouse.
#3 Have People Over.
We never have people over. I don’t really know why. Okay maybe it’s because of #4, but that’s not really a good reason to not have people over.
I am going to try to find a way to outsource the house cleaning. I am easily distracted in general, so when trying to clean the house I am often waylaid by the discovery of an item pertaining to #5. Basically, it takes me forever and I usually give up before I finish. I don’t know if we can swing it budget-wise, but I would love to hire out the cleaning and spend that time doing something else.
#5 Just Decide Not to Do It. And Move On.
I have about 18 started-but-unfinished projects I need to chuck. But because I started them, I feel compelled to hang on to them (physically or mentally) in the hopes I will actually get them done.
The truth is, if I really wanted to do it, I probably would have found a way to make it happen by now. And if deciding to chuck it is what spurs me to productivity, then this exercise is a good use of time. If not, I will resolve to let it go and move on.
Anyone else in the same boat? Especially the last one, do you guys suffer unfinished projects, too?