Keep those beginning-of-the-year resolutions with these tactics from organizing guru FranklinCovey:
Review your week and reward yourself. When you accomplish a certain goal or task that is difficult, celebrate. Celebration breeds more success.
Keep promises to yourself. Exercise your self-discipline muscle.
When you must choose how, on what and with whom to spend your time, be proactive instead of reactive. Make choices that match your most important goals.
Learn to say “no.” Ask yourself, “What is the wisest and best use of my time right now?” If any given opportunity does not meet criteria, just say “no” to it.
Work hard at work, but know when to go home.