Happy New Year!
A new year always offers a chance to start over – something that I do every day but the occasion offers more structure. I’ve been using Robert Fritz’s time table plan for some months now with success – he suggests using a template based on planning to complete tasks within one, two, three, four, or five days – or within two weeks – rather than a rigid one day five to seven tasks structure. It has worked well. The only difficulty is that sometimes life does cause the priorities to change – so I found myself stroking out and re-writing – until I remembered post-it notes in very small sizes. So I’m going to give that a try.
I’ve also just finished David and Tom Kelley’s excellent book, Creative Confidence. The brothers suggest that we need to plan for more fun in our lives. They are also big fans of Mind Mapping, something that I have been using and teaching others to use for years. So as well as the tasks that I already know about, I have an additional map of suggestions of fun things to do – at least one a day deserves attention. It’s going to be a busy year!