Are you interested in making the most of 2014?
An easy way to plan your future is to take some time to learn from your past.
In this post I’ll show you how to review your calendar from 2013 and start your planning to make 2014 a great one!
Before we get started, make sure you have your calendar from 2013 in hand as well as way to take notes, be it pen and paper or your smartphone or computer.
Take a moment to go through your calendar for the past year. What do you see?
- What types of patterns do you see when it comes to your daily, weekly and monthly schedule?
- Were there any particularly busy weeks or months?
- What major projects or tasks did you accomplish at home or at work?
- Did you give yourself enough downtime throughout the year?
Consider how you can use the above information above to better plan for the New Year:
- Were you happy with the patterns of your schedule on a daily, weekly and monthly basis? What would you keep? What would you change?
- Were busy weeks or months preventable or were they just unavoidable? What might you do in 2014 to hopefully lessen the impact of these busy times?
- Having completed projects and tasks, what new items are you looking forward towards creating in the New Year? If you didn’t complete a project or task, will you resolve to finish it, edit it or gently let it go from your life?
- Were you unhappy with the amount of rest or break time you gave yourself over the past year? If not, you might want to start planning out your holidays/vacations for the next year.
A version of this post originally appeared on www.TheOrderExpert.com on December 26th, 2011.
How about you?
What have you learned from this past calendar year? How will you do things differently in 2014?
Leave a comment below!
Rashelle Isip is an organizing, time management and productivity consultant and blogger who loves who loves bringing order and balance into people’s lives. She is founder of The Order Expert, www.theorderexpert.com, a blog featuring organizing, time management and productivity tips, tricks and inspiration. For more information on Rashelle’s coaching and consulting services for individuals and small businesses, please visit www.rashelleisip.com. You can also follow Rashelle on Twitter @theorderexpert, on Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.