Friday, 3 July 2009

Putting glitter back on your good intentions

Sarah Salway's sad tweet yesterday inspired this:

Emergency measures in case of coffee spillage
  • Turn to a new blank page
  • Build in a reward later in your day so you’ve got something to look forward to
  • Move on to the next item
  • Wash your face and brush your hair
  • Take a snack break
  • Wear the tiara
  • Break down your day into baby steps
  • Well begun is half done
  • Stop if it’s really going no-where and achieve something else instead
  • Tell someone where you are going, and when you’re going to be back
  • Shoot for the moon: even if you fail, you should be able to grab a handful of stars on the way down
  • Apply bum to seat and words to paper
Long-term measures so you don’t get into this situation in the first place
  • Write down your goals, and make them SMART (stated, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed)
  • Why are you doing this again? List ten things you get out of it
  • How important is it that you do this now? On a scale of one to ten… Anything less than an eight – why are you doing it? What can you do to bump it up to a ten?
  • Make a list of everything that might stop you achieving your goal – and the things you can do to manage them
  • Celebrate your achievements – tell people; treat yourself; enjoy your success
  • Keep a list of everything you have achieved; and read it often

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