A new year is upon us, and it’s time to set our New Year’s resolutions! We often plan to eat healthier, work out more, indulge less, or splurge more, but as typically is the case, these goals usually fizzle out fast, and we quickly go back to our same-ol’ lifestyle.
This year, try something different by setting resolutions that can be done at work and will benefit your entire life. Here are seven resolution ideas that you can easily incorporate into your daily life to make your upcoming work year an even better one than the last.
Do something you enjoy every day.
We often forget to take time daily to do the things we enjoy. Think about the simple things you can do that make you happy and make a difference in your everyday mood—it’s the little things that count! Break the monotony of your everyday tasks by getting yourself an after-lunch coffee, taking a 30-minute walk for fresh air, or even catching a cat nap to unwind. Finding something that you can look forward to will help you through your workday and revamp your productivity.
Be more positive.
If you tend to take the approach of the grass being greener on the other side, maybe you’d benefit from a mindset shift! Find the things you can be grateful for and appreciative of and recognize what it is about your current job that gives you happiness or contentment. Try to remember the reasons that brought you there in the first place, and remember that the grass isn’t always greener everywhere else.
Learn something new.
Is there something that you have been meaning to learn that could enhance your current job or develop your skills? The start of a new year is a good time to put that ball into motion and make it happen! There are a plethora of free or cheap courses offered online, or perhaps your company may be willing and eager to pay for such a worthy investment. Once you decide what it is you want to do, dedicate some time daily to researching and reading to spruce up your knowledge.
Rethink your professional goals.
Having professional goals to work towards can help you advance your career. Do you want to develop your career and get a promotion or move on to a new career path? Think about what you want to do in the new year and set goals to work towards your target. If you want to start a new career, gain the education you require and learn what it takes to break into that field.
Get your career in shape.
The start of a new year is the perfect time for a career check. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to fall into a routine of cutting corners, cruising at half speed, and losing focus. Make a list of areas you can improve and find solutions to those problems. Now is your chance to take charge of your career and be more successful within your company.
Improve your work-life balance.
Are you guilty of staying late every day and rushing home with a takeaway in hand because it’s too late to cook anything? Work-life balance is important—you need to know when to switch off and figure out what you can leave until the next day. If you are a supervisor, delegate your tasks to your employees to lighten your workload. That’ll ensure you’re not staying hours later playing catch-up.
Work on your time management.
Even if you have impeccable time management skills, there is always room for improvement. There’s always more time to accomplish new goals and do more with the time that we have—so in the new year, try to improve your time management skills. You could do this with the help of time-tracking apps, to-do lists, and other productivity tools. It’s all about working smarter to work harder!
Make this new year count by creating resolutions that will help you improve at work, afford you new opportunities, and help you develop your professional skills! The new year is a great time to refresh and revamp—the decision starts with you!