I’m not sure how many of you remember this, but on 1 Jan 2011, I issued you a challenge.
We listed down our new year resolutions for 2011 for posterity and tasked ourselves to see if we could stay true to them for 2011. For those of you who shared a resolution, how did you do? My resolution was to stay organized – did I succeed?
Well, yes and no 😛
I started out trying to use a daily planner. It worked for all of 2-3 months and then as is wont to happen, the planner got discarded and forgotten. I picked it up a few times in the year but it never really grew on me.
However, I started making better use of the calendar function on my phone to keep track of my schedules and appointments and that was quite a success. I blocked off dates as and when I replied to invitations and set up reminders and alerts so I didn’t forget what I had to do. When I did forget, it was usually because I’d forgotten to set an alert 😛
The mailbox on the phone (and a data plan) has also been very helpful in last minute searching for info for phone numbers, addresses and confirming venues. I don’t know how I could have gone through 2011 without a smart phone 😛 I do however need to be more organized when it comes to paying my bills.
In a nutshell, I kept part of my resolution for 2011, but I broke the part that said I would use a daily book planner. That just didn’t work for me.
Your turn: Did you manage to keep your resolution this year? If you’ve shared and forgotten what it is, you may refresh your memory here 🙂 Even if you didn’t share, did you keep to your resolutions this year?