Make Resolutions like a Ninja


Did I tell you that my ex is a ninja? No not that kind, a Productivity Ninja. What's that you might ask? Obviously an agent trained in the fine art of getting sh*t done. And that's really what he does, he runs marathons and writes books and all that jazz. You'd think that having known him all my adult life some of it would have rubbed off but let's just say that opposites attract. It's not that I don't want to do things, I do! I want to do ALL THE THINGS and this is where I go wrong, I try and do them all at once. That's how I end up in bed by 8PM on New Year's Eve. Finally it's sunk in, it's not about doing all the things, it's about doing the most important things and I  let you know what I think those things are in this video. 

Once you know what you want or what you need or if you're lucky a hot combo, this is how you make sure they happen: 

PLAN IT - Don't just make a vague plan to do something, break it down into titchy little pieces, so you know exactly how much time and energy you need and so it doesn't feel so overwhelming. 

WRITE IT DOWN - There's a reason why you don't just spit in your hand and shake hands when you buy a house. Writing things down makes them for realz. Commit your goals to paper, everything important needs a contract, especially agreements made with yourself. 

TELL SOMEONE - Accountability is no joke, if you don't tell anyone about your goal it's easy to pretend you never really wanted to do it. Last year I wrote on my blog that I maybe, possibly wanted to write a book and guess what I ended this year doing - kayaking! (Nah, I wrote a book girl!)

REVIEW - People change and so do their aims. Make sure you regularly check in to see if you're on the right track and if you aren't, change course! You're in the driver's seat.




A Mum Track Mind

10 comments

  1. Good advice - I was given a planner for Xmas and must start using it otherwise things won't get done! x

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  2. So true we are indeed the one's steering the wheel and making things happen. #fortheloveofBLOG

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  3. This is brilliant. Especially about planning and writing it down. And telling people -I have resigned to set up my own biz and telling people was a key part of making it real! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  4. I agree with you about telling someone, but also make them encouraging, nothing worse when they turn around and say you cannot do it

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  5. Great advice. I think making yourself accountable is a great way of making sure you do the things you plan to. I lack motivation so I need to have somebody reminding me of what I intended! Thank you for linking with #fortheloveofBLOG

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  6. These are great tips to plan and specially accomplish resolutions, as we always have great expectations but then we seem to come back to our "comfort zone" and do nothing lol xx

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  7. Great choices. I'm an avid list maker and advocate telling someone else, makes you more accountable.

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