5 Tips for New Year Planning

Are you ready for a new year? Have you reflected on your accomplishments and any failures from 2012? Have you started planning for 2013 yet? Now is the time, this is the day!

As 2012 wraps up and we get ready to start 2013, you should be thinking about your goals and your plans for the next year.

Here are five tips to help get your planning process started:

  1. Review past goals – look at the goals that you set for 2012. Did you achieve them all? If so, maybe they weren’t challenging enough? If not, what were the reasons?
  2. Review your calendar – look through your 2012 calendar to see what events and milestones took place. It’s easy to forget what you did 12 months ago, so looking at your calendar or planner may help to remind you of important occasions.
  3. Start a new calendar – start your 2013 calendar. Put important dates, reminders, and events in place. This will help remind you of commitments and allow for better time management and planning.
  4. Set priorities – determining your priorities for the next year will help you set better boundaries and stay on target. Keep in mind these can be short-term priorities; they do not have to set the tone for the rest of your life.
  5. Think big – start with large, long-term goals, and then break them down into smaller attainable pieces. For example, if your goal is to visit every state in the US, then you may choose just one or two new destinations for 2013.

Hopefully these tips help you start planning for a productive and successful New Year!

Please feel free to share your thoughts, planning routines, and strategies!