Setting new year’s resolutions is about the want to make a positive change in your life. Some people can find new year’s resolutions intimidating and daunting, but you can take small actions to achieve your goals as you head into a new year at work.
If you write out your resolutions, it will make them seem real and restore and revitalize your spirit to take advantage of all the possibilities of the coming year!
Check out our ideas that might help you work towards your goals:
- Keep a journal
Putting thoughts on paper is one of the best ways to move things forward and create goals for yourself. Whether, it’s a journal, diary or planner putting pen to paper is a great way to plan, reflect, and meditate.
- Have regular meetings with your manager
For a lot of people, January is performance review season, which is a good reminder to try and schedule regular catch ups with your manager. Have regular one-on-ones means you can make sure you’re aligned with each other’s priorities, but also means you can catch up about how you’re doing and what you’re doing.
- Expand and enhance your knowledge
No one knows everything they need to know about everything; there’s always a way to improve yourself. How about identifying one or two actions you can take—industry meetings you can attend, publications that will offer insight about the future. You might also take a course to learn or improve a skill that’s useful in your current position, or that will help you get the next one.
- Evaluate your big projects
Look at the main things on your plate, the things you do in your job that take up the most time and energy. Are they helping you work toward the next step you want to take?
It is rare that we take the time to sit down and think, ‘If I do an amazing job on all of these things, will it help me take that next step?” Ideally, the things you’re putting blood, sweat, and tears into should be the building blocks that are the foundation for a long and successful career. If they’re not, start looking for the projects that will be!
So, be accountable and choose the resolutions that most resonate with you, the resolutions you’re most likely to stick with – the resolutions with the greatest opportunity to transform your world.
Here’s to a positive, productive, resolution filled 2022!