Well, here we are again! I’m having a really hard time believing that today is New Year’s Eve. WOW. Where did the year go? And now we’re almost out of time!
Today we’re getting ready for a little New Year’s Eve party we’ll be hosting this evening, but I’m also thinking about planning out 2014.
What does that mean in my world?
1. Planner. I break out my planner and look at the year ahead, just in general. Two things I make SURE I do are chart one day each month as a “Day of Nothing”, and I chart and implement any notes I made over various busy times of the year to make sure those occasions run even smoother the next time! Of course I transfer all the birthdays, anniversaries, and other special days, too. And if any of my goals for 2014 have a time limit set on them, then I make sure I chart those, too.
2. Monetary. My hubby and I take the time to make a plan for extra monies we receive throughout the year. This normally involves a priority list that we’d like to tackle. Would we like to put up a fence or purchase a new computer? Or do we go on vacation or paint the house instead? If we’ve made a plan for these items beforehand, any extra monies that arrive throughout the year are put to appropriate use, and not used spur-of-the-moment on things that we don’t really need.
3. Business. For me, this involves a few difference facets. Number one, my full-time job. This year I’m going for a new license, so I’ll be studying and taking a big test, too! Yikes! Number two, my photography business. I have set a few goals and I want to re-arrange a few policies and procedures to make a couple rough spots smooth. Number three, the blog! I want to monetize it this year and really push the boundaries to see what I can do with it!
4. Personal. We all have a few personal things we need to work on, so I’ve charted these in my planner, as well. Little reminders here and there that will give me a swift kick in the behind when needed!
Yes, I do a few New Year’s Resolutions here and there…but I mostly plan. Have you planned out YOUR 2014? How do you plan out the upcoming year?