Good news: from getting organized to maximizing your time, there are some easy ways to stay
focused and achieve your goals!

  1. Assess what areas need the MOST work.

Watching a reality TV show may be more entertaining than cleaning the green film off the
shower stall but it won’t keep your home from becoming a biohazard. Establishing and sticking
to priorities will help you spend less time worrying about what needs to be done and more time
accomplishing your goals. Consider using Sunday evenings, when you normally mourn the end
of the weekend, to go over weekly goals and priorities. This is a great way to stay focused on
what you want to accomplish without getting ahead of yourself.

2. Cut the crap out.

If you’re like most people, you keep possessions well beyond their usefulness. When neighbors
begin mistaking your garage for abstract art, you have a problem. Consider selling old
appliances, clothing and furniture that add clutter to your life; to avoid the hassle of a yard sale,
use Web sites such as eBay and Craigslist to sell secondhand goods. One day you may even be
able to park your car in the garage.

None of these tips will take effect if you don’t implement them into your daily routine. It only
takes a couple days of procrastination before you’re smothered by daily tasks and confused
about what to do next. You will change your habits only by being proactive and setting constant
reminders. Remember, Rome was not built in a day. By being patient with your progress and
approaching your goals sooner than later, you may have some great accomplishments to
celebrate.