Falcon's work project
Hi pro buddies,
I mentioned in a check-in earlier this week that I have trouble with being disorganized at work, and that I want to change that - using small steps so I can actually succeed (rather than trying to make a total change overnight, which just leads to getting overwhelmed & backsliding.)
I've identified four daily habits I want to do that would really help me be on top of things: checking my tickler file, clearing my paper inbox, clearing my email inbox, and reviewing my projects lists. Later on I want to add the weekly habit of doing a weekly review, but for now I'll start with the daily habits.
This past week I got my email inbox down to a manageable size, and I started doing the easiest habit, which is to check the tickler file.
My goal for the next week is to check the tickler file every day, and do one other organizational task each day. (Doesn't matter which one, could be reviewing project lists one day and clearing my email the next, or whatever, just so I do something to stay organized.) My eventual goal is to do all four daily tasks every day, but this feels like a manageable start for now.
If I DON'T meet this goal, then at the end of the week I will do the exercises in my REBT book for facing behavior, fears and consequences.
If I DO meet this goal, then at the end of the week I'll award myself a point. Three points and I can buy myself a book or CD.
I'll check in here and report on how I'm doing.