Weekly Resolutions

What did you want to do last week? If you can’t remember (naughty!), have a look.

If you really want to get something done, announcing your weekly resolutions in a public forum (like here!) is an excellent way to get things started. It gives you more impetus to finish it off — people know what you’re planning & they’re waiting to see it happen, which often gives us more motivation than if it was just us working alone.

However, in order to make your resolutions stick, it’s really useful to have them written down somewhere that you’ll see them. So what I suggest is that as you make your list of resolutions, you also grab a piece of paper & write them down physically. Then put that list in a place that naturally gets a lot of your attention — put it in the see-through part of your wallet, next to your computer or tape it to the dashboard of your car. I promise that if you do this, you will be about a billion times more effective in ticking them off!

& just like last week, let’s stick to 3 things. Did you find it made things easier?

Here are mine…

Finish Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich
I’m going to be doing a bit of flying this week, which of course is the perfect opportunity to get some reading done! I’ve had this book for a while now, but it took a backseat to The 4-Hour Workweek, & is currently sitting on the windowsill looking lonely. The name of it is shocking, but I guess it worked, because I bought it! I’ve also been receiving a few questions about managing finances, & I want to address them, but in order to do that I need to brush up my knowledge!

Put together enough iCiNG content for the time I’ll be away!
We leave for Wellington on Wednesday night, I’m so excited! I’ll still be on the site, commenting & fossicking about, but I want to make the most of the time I’m there — so I have three days to whip up a whole lot of goodies for you! Sometimes I find that difficult because when I write something I’m really happy with, I always want to post it straight away! It seems mean to withhold fun things from you! But I will soldier on… !

Embrace my time in Wellington
I have (in the past) had a tendency to wig out a bit whenever I go back to Wellington. I think going back to the place we grew up can cause a conflict of emotions for a lot of people. Of course, though, feeling & reacting like this is a choice, & it’s really more of a pattern or habit than acting consciously or thinking about what’s going on. So, my intention is to have an amazing time while I’m there. I’m going to see my friends, spend time with my parents, go shopping & relax. I always feel like I have to be doing something every moment, but I am going to give myself permission to chill out. I’m considering it restorative time because when I get back to Melbourne, things are going to pick up in a big way! Should be good.

What about you? Remember to grab a badge if you post yours elsewhere!