First, let me say that I had almost no clue that February 1 was Monday. In my head, it was starting on Tuesday. However, I knew that I wanted to even get ready for it over the weekend. So, the first thing that I did was;
MAKE A DECISION.
Now, I have made lots of decisions in the past and somehow I managed not to follow through. Quite frankly, I don’t want to be blaming anyone but sometimes, some things are just out of your control. The next thing I did was to; ADDRESS THE THINGS AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THIS MONTH RIGHT.
After handling that, I resulted to TRYING A NEW JOURNAL STRATEGY for the weekend. Usually, I write a to-do list. For the weekend, I decided not to have a to-do list. However, I wrote down everything I did as it happened. That way, I didn’t feel like I had so much to do that I feel overwhelmed. Rather, I felt good looking at everything I have achieved and ready to go.
Here is where we TAKE REAL ACTION. I started to visualise some of the things that were really important and needed to happen. I did write a lot of articles which is awesome especially as a content creator. BATCH CREATING is a thing and it really does help. Even this was written on Saturday night. At least the first draft.
In summary, here are the 5 things I did to start the new month right:
1. Decide what you want
2. Identify other factors including people whose actions or inactions influences what you need to get done.
3. Try a new strategy if the old one didn’t work
4. Get to work
5. Batch create especially for content creators like myself
I wish every month will start right after the weekend but that’s a wish that can never come true. I guess I will just need to start planning every new month the last weekend of the current month. If anything does change at the end of the month, I will be sure to do you an update. We just keep tweaking things as we go in life cos thankfully, we are not robots. We are humans with a mind that works.
Did you do anything differently before starting this new month? Share with me in the comment section.
PS: I still don’t have any actual set goals for 2021 but I know that this is the year I will really like to be fruitful. Look out for my life update later this week. I do share more details.