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Time (or lack thereof) and priorities

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about time. And priorities.

I swapped from working freelance to going back to full time work. At first it was a struggle but soon I had a system worked out and I managed to fit in most of what I wanted to. But then my work moved. So I’ve gone from a quick twenty minute bike ride to work to over an hour and half sometimes 2 hours each way every day.

It’s the time equivalent of losing a day a week.

It has totally thrown out all my time and I’m struggling big time. My house looks like a small tornado has gone through it, the centre for disease control may soon be coming to confiscate my kitchen, the washing is piling up and that’s nothing compared to the mountain of work for my own business that is currently being neglected.

Just in case all this wasn’t enough of a disaster, yesterday I signed up for a 10km run in May. It’s an event I did last year and I found it so crazy inspiring that it is often the only thing that keeps me going when I’m out trying to run.

So how am I going to fit all this in?

Honestly I’m not sure, but one thing I do know is that none of it will happen if I don’t get some structure and organisation into my routine.

So tonight that pile of washing is getting sorted and into the machine, the kitchen will be tackled and this weekend I will re stock the freezer filled with healthy soups and meals to make the night time meal easier.

Then I’ll move onto the paperwork and needs of the business and fingers crossed with some hard work by next week I’ll be more organised and be able to fit in having a functioning house, a workable business, the day job and the all important training for the run!

Getting started

The beginning of 2013 is flying by already. Many people are already bemoaning their lack of will power to follow through on their New Years resolutions and are letting all good intentions fall by the wayside as they think its too late.

You know what?

It’s never too late.

All you have to do is start. That’s all. Pick a goal and step by step little by little make it happen.

I’ve got a few big goals for this year for my business and a few other ideas I’m working on.

So I wrote out everything that I wanted. Then I picked one thing, broke it down into the steps I need to do to ensure it will work effectively. Once that was done it was like a little road map. I follow the steps, improve when I come up with better ideas but all going well my first big business goal of the year will be achieved by the end of January.

All it took was a little bit of planning and getting started.

So over this long weekend, grab yourself a notebook and start writing down your business goals. Make a plan and get started. Big or small it doesn’t matter what does matter is the getting started bit.