Do you realize the year is half over? Seems like it was just February not long ago. So, it’s time for a goal check. Are you where you planned to be at this time of the year? Have you accomplished the things you planned to accomplish by this time?
I don’t know about you, but I’m nowhere where I want to be and still have a lot of things I want to get done before the end of the year, which won’t be very long. There are stories I want to write, places I want to go, things I want to see and do. I gotta get my act in gear.
So, what are some ways we can get more done?
One thing I’ve put into practice is a scrum board. The picture isn’t that great but it gives you a general idea. The headings are: To Do, In Progress, Delegated, Done. I use little sticky notes and move things around as needed. I really like moving things to the “Done” column. It’s nice to be able to see I’m actually getting things accomplished even though some days it doesn’t feel like it. I’d suggest if you do this, that you color code the sticky notes. I didn’t so now things are kind of chaotic. I plan to rectify that when I get more stuff done.
Also, Productive Flourishing has some awesome planners. He posts them right at the end of the month and they are free. If you want to get them in advance there is a small charge but they are well worth it if you are a planner kind of person. I try to use the blog planners and when I do, I tend to blog on a more regular basis.
One thing I also do is to set the alarm on my Fitbit. I tend to forget to take my pills if I don’t. Sigh.
Take a few minutes to check your progress and make plans to finish strong this year.
I look forward to hearing all you’ve accomplished six months from now. And, if you have any helpful tips to get things done, feel free to share in the comments.
And, for all those of you who do comment this month, your name will be entered to win a 10 page critique from me. I promise it will be worth it. :-)