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6 Things to Consider When Planning for a New Year

Don't let unattainable new year's resolutions throw you off your game! Here are 6 tips to help you refresh your plan and make this year even better than the last!

One of the great things about starting a new year is having the opportunity to begin again. There's a hopefulness that comes from looking over the previous year, figuring out what worked, and updating your game plan.

The trouble is, during the holiday break most of our time is filled with family and celebrations, as it should be. When I do get a chance to sit down and ruminate our homeschooling calendar is the first to get a makeover, again, as it should be. Homeschooling is my number one job and the only way I can get anything extra accomplished is if that portion of our lives is effective and efficient.

So what's a blogger to do?

Simple. Take a little extra time putting together a schedule that should work better than the last by taking these six suggestions into consideration.

1. Set Smart Goals - Sometimes I look back on old posts and think, "Wow, I had a moment of wisdom there." This post is one of those times.

2. Refresh Yourself - I love this advice from Mr. Kate; sometimes you ARE on the right path and there is no need to re-evaluate everything you only need to hit that refresh button.

3. Say Thank You - In this list of great business advice, from Chapter Friday, the one thing that stuck out to me the most was expressing thanks to those who've made an impact in your business. Behind every blog there is a person who likes to know they are appreciated.

4. Evaluate What Worked - I gleamed this bit of advice from The Country Chic Cottage's new Editorial Calendar e-book and that is, look at what worked and do it again. Those aren't Angie's words exactly but you get the idea. Last year had its successes; study what you did right and figure out how you can do it again and again! By the way, Angie's book is on sale and well worth your investment. Click here to view more details (Disclosure: This is an affiliate link; if you choose to make a purchase I receive a commission at no cost to you.)

5. Everything Takes Time - Nothing happens overnight! Projects are more than a line in your calendar. Take this advice from Blog Lovin' and create a time line! At a previous employer we hosted events/fundraisers and during the planning phase we would go through and figure out everything that needed to be done and by when. From there we'd plug it all into our calendars. It is the surest way to make sure nothing slips by the wayside and there are no surprises.

6. ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS - I absolutely hate this word; yes, I've made mistakes but the trick is to always let yourself learn from them. When you say regret, you imply  If you let yourself fall into this bottomless pit these 20 pick-me ups form Marc and Angel should help you remove this word from your vocabulary!

Don't let unattainable new year's resolutions throw you off your game! See where you can refresh your plan and make this year even better than the last! Here's 6 tips to help you along the way!

If this post helps you please let me know and leave a comment!

Erin Sipes
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