As many of my readers know, 2011 didn't quite start out the way I would have hoped, even though it began (for me) with a bang. I had a fairly serious car accident, followed up with a terrible cold, and then all of the craziness that the beginning of a new year means for me in my job - travel, back-to-back meetings, planning, employee reviews - the list goes on.
What it also meant for me, unintentionally I assure you, is that this blog has been seriously neglected thus far in 2011. Thanks to those who keep checking back - I will get back to plan and begin (as of today) to post again on a regular basis.
Social media in all of its forms has been basically ignored for me this last month or so. I haven't read my "regular" blogs, almost no tweets coming or going, LinkedIn group discussions ignored. I have continued my Facebook usage, but almost exclusively from a personal perspective. I've unplugged myself from the social media world from a business perspective.
I'd done this (partially) in the hopes of gaining back some of the time to which I'd previously devoted to the task of monitoring and contributing to these functions. I've come to the realization that time, for me, is not something that you can "store up" or re-purpose - as much time as I have I manage to fill up...whether it is in working on social media or working on other things.
I know that overcommitment is an issue for me - one of my goals for 2011 (as it has been for the past several years) is to learn to say "no"! What a powerful word! But self-awareness without change or action is worth very little. Anyone have any tips for making this happen?
Today is the first day of my new life - organized, balanced, structured. Or, I could start tomorrow...