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Rituals not Resolutions

It’s the time of year when we think goals, ambitions and new resolutions. Time for a new you. Stop doing those bad habits. Give up smoking. Start that diet.  This is a mistake. Resolutions are doomed to fail as too often our normal behaviour will not change. I would argue that greater focus and ongoing reflection is more useful. As you approach the end of the year this is the time to review what has worked and the priorities for the new year whether its work or personal.  What do you want to achieve next? What would you like to learn?

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keep it Simple

I have been reading an interesting book, Destination Simple . It’s a short simple book to digest and very attractive to hold, engaging. There are some simple tips to ensure simplicity. Ways to slowdown life and manage stress. One initial section stood out for me. The idea of rituals into your daily routine. A way to add  focus for your day. I loved this and adopted the ritual of the morning coffee immediately to plan my workload, my achievements for the day and share some positive gratitude.

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

no more resolutions

So far its working. So no new year resolutions for me. Simply put 2018 will be about achieving more but ensuring there is always simplicity and effectiveness in my life. I know what I need to focus on to improve my work; for 2018 this includes knowledge management and continue to learn new skills related to social media.

I gave up new year resolutions several years ago as denying ourselves something seems so negative.

So this year you will be hearing more about how we manage data and information plus expertise related to social media. Watch this space and a happy new year.