…for catching up on the paperwork!!
I do love Christmas for all the traditional things such as the carol service in our village church, for the annual fight with the sellotape and for a few quiet days where you can catch your breath and do all those little jobs you have been meaning to do in the office.
My biggest bug-bear is filing…I am the one with piles of ‘stuff’ on my desk. Now to anyone else they look like piles of rubbish, but to me it is an important pile of my ‘stuff’ and yes, I do know where everything is in each pile!! But getting around to putting it away is just not even close to being important to me when I have lots of work on the go and deadlines to meet, but around Christmas you can catch a few hours and clear those pesky piles away!!
I do know that if I don’t do it the piles get so big they fall over and then the system that I have (stop laughing at my system) is completely destroyed! I also know all the rules of managing your time effectively, come on I regularly run training sessions on the subject. But as I say to my delegates there are always some things that never get to the ‘a’ list!!! So while you are tucked up in a warm house ‘between’ festive gatherings it is good to clear some of that clutter away.
So I have now tidied my laptop of the junk which was actually on the desk-top and put a new ‘wallpaper’ picture on to remind me that it is tidy and that ‘s how I should keep it. I can feel the calling of New Year resolutions but I am going to resist!!
These resolutions that we set out at the beginning of every year are in my opinion a good idea, but only if you have a plan and someone who is going to help and support you to carry them out. This is especially true if you are trying to kick a big habit like smoking, getting fitter or losing weight. For me I know that filing will never be as interesting, stimulating or important as designing new courses, talking to clients or delivering to a new group of learners!!
So off to clear a few more piles of stuff,
Thanks for your time, Suzanne Unsworth