Somehow the new year always gets me excited. I feel like I get a fresh start. I think it's because the holiday time gets me out of the routine, and I get to settle into a new routine. The Christmas decorations come down, and everything is swept clean. Even my desk.
With the new year I can begin new habits, like keeping that desk clean. I took time last month to get my desk actually organized. All I really needed was a power strip long enough, so that I could put my desk lamp where it really needs to go. That inspired me to clean out old files and arrange everything so that I could actually reach it.
I'm working on the Getting Things Done system, and I am gradually making it work. I've been at this GTD project for over a year, and it has helped me to be organized. The more ideas I implement, the better it works.
Anyway, the fresh start and the organized work environment gives me hope that I can accomplish more, plan more, make more of a difference in the world. And, I intend to have fun in the process!