I am so glad I waited until after the euphoria of New Year’s Resolutions to create my 2013 Manifesto.
No big surprises, but creating this was a useful reflection on what I wrote down last year, what is still important and how much I achieved in 2012.
2012 was indeed an amazing year and I am really looking forward to taking responsibility for myself, my time and my enjoyment of life in 2013.
What is most important to you in 2013?
Here is what is important to me…
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Who would have thought that putting my children into a holiday club all week would have had such positive outcomes for me and my work?
I’ve not afforded myself this luxury since leaving full-time employment 5 years ago (when holiday childcare was a necessity). I guess that was due to a combination of ‘mother guilt’, sense of responsibility and the inability to be able to justify prioritising time for me (or my work) over time with my children.
Key factors in my Wonderful Week of Work have been:
- A week off from the responsibilities of childcare (not even the pick ups and drops offs as I was able to delegate this too to my lovely husband!)
- The amazingly simple, but oh-so-effective Pomodoro Technique.
- Clearing the desks first thing on Monday morning (Zero emails in work and home inbox and zero items in my paper inbox), I have David Allen to thank for this invaluable tip.
- Designating whole days to my biggest ‘rocks’/tasks and sticking to my plan
I have been so inspired to share my good fortune with others that I have even made time today to create a crib sheet for my latest “Getting More Done in Less Time” Tool.
Please e-mail me email@example.com if you want me to send you a copy.