BUSINESS, ORGANIZE your work | January 2, 2010

My New Year’s Resolution: Balanced and Organized

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Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat told us that her New Year’s Resolution is to spend less time in front of her laptop in order to spend more time with her family and friends. It is easy for a blogger who writes about his or her passion to be carried away. After all, it does not feel like work. It is probably why┬áI feel that I succeeded in seamlessly integrating my work into my life.

Jill has a point. Being an editor of a blog could be very time consuming. Running a blog has always been a 24-hour job. It is part of the culture. I guessed it comes from the fact that blogs are about what is happening now. The real-time factor distinguished us from traditional media. But to enjoy a balanced life, we need to look at how we can avoid that. I already have a few ideas to maximize the impacts of my online actions. I will test them and will tell you about it if they make a difference.

With the projects I scheduled for 2010 for kimvallee.com, I also started exploring how to reorganize my work. Since I want a balanced lifestyle without diminishing my professional success, I need efficient tools to plan my work schedule and to delegate more. This is why I include “organized” in my New Year’s resolution.

What is your New Year’s resolution?

+ photo: kikki.k – an awesome stationery store in Australia (they shipped internationally but it is too expensive)

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4 Responses to “My New Year’s Resolution: Balanced and Organized”

  1. Mine is like your, but on an other plan… keep the same job, at the same position, same salary, until october 16th.

    Happy 2010!!

    xx

  2. I’m with you on staying organized in the New Year – I also run a few blogs and although I want to spend time upgrading and such, I have also resolved to take time away and get back to reading more.

  3. I decided not to do resolutions this year: avoid the negativity of not completing my resolutions, and avoid restricting myself.

    Instead, I take each day at a time.

    I talk about it in more detail on this post:
    http://www.blackinkphotography.ca/blog/2010/01/unresolved-montreal-photographer/

  4. Sarah: When I started my blog I made a conscious decision to only talk about what I like. My life has been improved by concentrating on the good and beautiful in the world. Concentrating on the positive thought of the day is the best non resolution you can make.