I’ve come to learn that there are two types of people out there:
Those who have good routines to complete tasks and projects… and those who don’t.
Where you fall on this one literally makes all the difference in the world to your success.
If you have the right routines in place, you can’t help but invest your time in your priorities. If you don’t, every day is a gamble.
Many people feel that it’s impossible to form new routines after so many years of feeling like a failure in this area. But it’s not true. You can absolutely begin 2014 the way you want – it’s not too late! A lot can happen in your life, and that starts by taking the first small step.
And, if you’re ready to go beyond big picture vision to begin crafting routines that really work for you, spend time answering the following:
1) Get clear on the top 1 or 2 areas where you really need a routine or a better routine. What are they?
2) What would be possible for you and your level of success & satisfaction if you would actually get those areas of your life under control? What opportunities would open up?
Let’s say your resolution is to have a more healthy lifestyle. If you were to develop a routine to exercise regularly that could lead to you having more energy, feeling more positive, and potentially having your clothes fit better. Or, let’s say your resolution is to have more order in your surroundings. If your environment wasn’t constantly messy, you could spend less time looking for things and more time enjoying being in your space.
Even one new, sustainable routine could be pretty powerful, actually quite revolutionary.
About Real Life E
Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time coaching company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished. She is an expert on achieving more success with less stress. Real Life E® also encourages Christians to align themselves with God’s heart through Divine Time Management.
McGraw Hill published her first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress. Harvard Business Review published her second book How to Invest Your Time Like Money. Elizabeth contributes to blogs like Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company and the 99U blog on productivity for creative professionals and has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox.