Keeping New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. Time to make a New Year’s resolution. It’s hard to make a big change in your life. A little planning can set you up for success.

  1. Be realistic – Don’t make your goal unattainable. Break down big goals into smaller ones that are easier to manage.
  2. Write it down – Putting your plan into words and tracking your progress will help you focus. If you do, you are more likely to follow through and stay motivated.
  3. Do it daily – Incorporate your resolution into your daily life. The changes you are making will become so routine that you won’t even have to think about it.
  4. Don’t go it alone – Tell someone what you goal is. Ask that person to support your efforts. Or find a buddy with the same goals, so you can motivate each other
  5. Reward yourself – Set short term goals, and then reward yourself when you reach them.
  6. Start right away – Don’t put it off.
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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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