April 1st. I love the first day of a new month. 3 months are in the books for 2013. 🙂
My dear friend Sally commented on my recap post of my March goals. She mentioned that 2013 seemed to be slipping away and flying by. I agree with her and always feel the same way. Where did the time go?
“If you do not take control of your schedule, it will take control you. The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.”
This was a great quote from my February “To Read” book: Life On the Wire.
Also from the book, “Starting small is easier than starting big. And starting now is better than waiting.”
I encourage you to start now. Commit to a goal — just one goal — for the month of April. See it through for the next 30 days. Reevaluate at the end of the month. How did that commitment make you feel?
I’m a big believer that small is better than never and always easier to commit to than perfect. If you wait for perfect, then you will wait forever.
New month and new goal. As I’ve said before, I continue to improve upon my previous month’s goals. I just add another goal to the mix; I build upon my foundation. My January goals feel like habit. February is getting better. March still requires focus and discipline.
April is the month I resolve to make time a priority.
I will value my “yes” and my “no”. I will not die a slow death from a thousand opportunities. Before answering or committing to anything, I will stop, think, breathe. Focus. Streamline. Enjoy.
- Take better care of myself
- Continue to drink water, exercise 3 days a week, and eat more fruits and veggies.
- Get up earlier
- My wake up time for the month of April is 7am, and it started today.
- I love my mornings!
- Read a new book
- My book for April is: The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams & Greatest Fears.
- True to form, I read 3 chapters this morning. It is wonderful!
- Write book reviews for:
- Make time a priority
I worked with Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, on a time makeover. More to come on that, but tracking how I spend my hours and days is an eye opening experience When I feel that my life is out of control with too many “yes”s, I plan to track my time. I move forward you first need to know where you are.
How do you make time a priority?
Until next time…