I have a confession. A few minutes ago I finished a task that I’ve been procrastinating about for several weeks. It took less than 15 minutes and I’m sure I’ve spent more time than that adding it to to-do lists and thinking about it. It feels great to finally check it off!
That step was part of some new habits that I’m working on. I decided I would start managing my time differently, and so far it’s working. I’ve been able to make significant progress on some big projects as well as get little things done.
To celebrate my “accomplishment,” I went into the break room for some tea and met a colleague who was excited about some new time management techniques her daughter learned from her piano teacher. Not only was it making practice much easier, but mom had also started using the techniques in her work and home life.
Sometimes we can make our own new beginnings. Attending a class, reading a book, or a conversation with a piano teacher can create a spark that makes us want to make a change. Whatever the reason, it helps to tell someone about your new goal. It keeps you accountable, and it means someone else will notice your success.
What new beginning would you like to make? What’s one step you can take to get there?
Dee Anne Bonebright