That’s it. I have had enough of making New Year resolutions. I have made them year after year, and they have never lasted beyond the first week in January. I even tried calling them different things like ‘a lifestyle change’ in the hope that they stick. Trouble is, anything that you resolve to do after a night of merry-making, when you are slightly hung-over and wishing you were back in bed, is not really going to stick, is it!
So a slight change of tack this year. I am going for a New Year Mantra instead of making a bunch of non-stick resolutions. A single word to sum up my hopes and dreams for 2017. A word with the promise of increased productivity.
De-clutter! That will be my mantra for this year. On a personal and professional front, ‘de-clutter’ is to be the name of my game in 2017.
I have felt clutter sap my strength. I have seen clutter cloud my thinking. I want to break free, to rise above the haze that surrounds me.
The only way forward is to de-clutter inside and out. No more clinging on to unwanted things around me. No more clinging on to unwanted thoughts inside me. I want a clear physical and mental space to pursue my goals in the coming days and months. I will need that space if I am to reach those seemingly unreachable goals. Not resolutions, goals. Personal and professional goals. For resolutions can be broken. Goals may get delayed, but can always be achieved with a little perseverance.
Here are 10 ways to de-clutter your mind and increase productivity.