I have a confession to make.
I have only just updated my 2019 vision board.
It’s February. I broke the unwritten organising commandment of “Thou shalt have it all planned and promised by 1st of January or do not bother until next year”.
And you know what? I’m not sorry. In fact, I am high-fiving myself. Because I have done it now and that’s all that matters.
And so I want to remind you that it is never too late to start your organising journey for 2019, or make a change in your life this year or put together a new plan for yourself.
I’ve been looking forward to 2019 for quite some time. My youngest started 3-year-old kinder in late January which meant I spent a significant portion of 2018 looking forward to some much-needed ALONE time (much as I love the little guy)! I’ve been dreaming about all the ways I can use these precious-but-rare kinder hours to best effect since mid last year at least. Needless to say, I was anxious to get started with the crisp promise of the new calendar page when January 1 rolled around.
But, you know… life happened.
January is still school holidays here in Australia. My son had his birthday party. My mum celebrated a significant birthday. Kinder didn’t start until the last day of January and even then, it was very short transition sessions until mid February… I could go on.
So I decided to wait. I decided I would enjoy my last few weeks with my littlest love and I’d make my Vision Board in February.
And I enjoyed my January days so much more than I would have if I’d continued to ride the guilt train about not doing everything by some arbitrary date that the universe says we must adhere to.
I gave myself the gift of time. Time to be with my kids, fully. To celebrate the people I love, fully. And then, time to devote to my business fully. And even a few slices of heavenly ME time thrown in for good measure. And all in all, things have turned out for the best because I did this.
My son is settled in kinder.
My Vision Board is done and I enjoyed the process.
I have two days a week now in which to drink my coffee hot.
And the world didn’t stop turning because I waited until I was ready. But it might have, if I’d tried to adhere to the January 1 ‘deadline’.
So, what To Do is nagging you? And have you already decided that it won’t happen this year because you haven’t started yet or made as much progress as you hoped? It’s not too late to make a new decision.
Let me know below and I’ll be happy to help keep you accountable and then celebrate with you when it gets done.
Because there’s no time like the present.