16 Calendars…

That’s probably how many calendars I will need to do this.  I will start with two, maybe three and see how it goes.

I read about this on the ReInventing Fabulous blog (ReFab) and I have been thinking about it since.  It’s a great idea and it works since I couldn’t think of anything else to write about anyway.  It’s been a funky week.  Faith and Sully know what I am talking about I might elaborate someday, I might not.  We will see.

Don’t Break the Chain is kind of a habit forming aid.  You will need a calendar and a marker.  Pick a task or goal that you want to work on everyday, exercise, crafting, reading, whatever and everyday that you do the task you put an X on the calendar for that day.  As the days go by the Xs make a chain… Don’t break the chain.

Now, I just need to figure out what I want to start with, I am thinking two calendars for now.  There are a few things I am working on, organizing, exercise, crafting, yardwork and writing.  Exercise and writing?  I guess, I can add another calendar after March if I need to, right?  

The system can be adapted to different times and tasks, this article, How Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret Fixed My Procrastination Problem, on Lifehacker has more detail.

Brad Isaac’s one on one with Jerry Seinfeld is found in this article, Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret, on Lifehacker.


Thinking about resolutions…

I spent most of the day removing ornaments from the Christmas tree.  Then I worked on packing away our Christmas tree and the ornaments.  Hmm, what?

A fake tree, you ask? Yes, we have a fake tree, I am allergic to live trees, something that I inherited from my father.  When I was in college I was staying with a friend and was quite excited to help her with live Christmas tree.  It was neat to see it in her house and have the experience of seeing how the other half lived.  My exposure to the tree was somewhat limited. I say that because I was going to classes in the morning and working until eight o’clock every night and the room I was staying in was downstairs.  Still, it only took three days before I started feeling crummy another day and I was congested and coughing.  It didn’t take long after that for me to slide right into a nasty case of bronchitis.  So, yeah, a fake tree, thanks for asking.

So, anyway, while I was de-ornamenting the tree I was thinking about my options for New Year’s resolutions.  There’s the ever popular exercise and lose weight resolution, or the quit drinking/smoking/farting/fill in the blank  or my favorite, the getting organized promise.  

After some thought and procrastination, I am going to forego the resolutions and make some flexible goals for the coming twelve months.  I am working on a list and I will share ideas that pop up as I go along here.

I think the first thing that should go on the list is ‘Getting to bed earlier’.  Sleeping for only six hours a night is not optimal for operating coherently.

New Year’s Day is about to slide into it’s place in history.  I will take a moment to wish us all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year in 2012.