New Year’s Resolutions for Professionals
Make 2022 the best year of your career (to date) with these suggested new year’s resolutions
New Year’s Wishes
What would you wish for yourself in the New Year? Coming up with resolutions is no small task. Quite frankly, it’s a task that many people fail to respect and consider well enough. Do not fall into that trap!
With this small article, our team would like to inspire thought within your mind. A thought filled with sustainable solutions, creative approaches, and proven methods of approaching the difficult challenge of new year resolutions. Let’s see what new year’s resolutions each of us should consider.
A Word Of Advice
Before we dive into the list and details, let us grant you a friendly word of caution. A piece of advice. Most of New Year’s resolutions fail to stick because people approach them too rigidly, expecting too much of themselves, and feeling deflated and disappointed when their expectations are not met every day. That’s why creating resolutions is a skill. A skill worth mastery.
So, as you read on, approach the subject with an open mind. Think of the things you’d like to do, goals you’d like to achieve, and changes you’d like to make. Write them down and then review their plausibility. Be honest with yourself. Do not expect perfection, because it comes with time. Instead, expect incremental progress and a transformative journey. Do that and your new year resolutions will make you thrive instead of pulling you down.
New Year’s Resolutions For Professionals
Below you will find a list of seven new year’s resolutions that might be worthy of your time. Treat them as suggestions, not rigid orders. Make the most of them and create your own. The choice is yours.
1. Put Your Wellbeing First
It’s difficult to find a more urgent crisis to tackle than that of people’s wellbeing. The mental health crisis has been causing havoc all over the world for most of the last few years. Do not let it affect your life too. Stay away from overworking and do not let your flame burn out prematurely. Respect your downtime, set up a schedule for time off work, and treat yourself with love and gentleness. There is only one of you and there are plenty of jobs to choose from, so put yourself first.
2. Work On Yourself
Jim Rohn, an entrepreneur, and public speaker, used to say “work harder on yourself than you do on your job”. Our team believes that it’s great advice to give. Ultimately, you are at the core of your service or a product you provide to your customers. Become a student of life and commit to expanding your knowledge and skills indefinitely. Improve your career prospects by acquiring new skills and learning new things every day. Thirty minutes of self-development can truly make a difference.
3. Sleep Professionally
Although this might sound rather simple, it is one of the most undermined activities in today’s world. Sleep. It is also the one activity next to drinking water and eating that can actually kill us when it isn’t taken seriously enough. We live in the world of sleepwalkers. The influence of sleep deprivation drives our bodies and minds to extinction and causes us to lose focus, work less effectively, and miss out on life. This has to change. Arguably, this should be the first resolution on our list. Become a sleeping professional. Take sleep seriously. For optimal results create a pattern of sleep and stick to it, providing your body with at least seven hours of uninterrupted rest.
4. Prioritise Like A Pro
This little habit can create wondrous transformations. It can also help you find time for your loved ones, hobbies, and activities worth participating in. Prioritising efficiently will bring your business to the next level without hindering other aspects of your life. It is a skill that needs to be mastered. No matter what. So, become a ruthless prioritiser. Consider what is most important and most urgent and do that first. Other things can wait.
5. Keep A Financial Diary
If you have a personal accountant then this resolution might not be for you. Otherwise, read on and read on thoroughly. Whether in business or personal life, keeping track of your expenses will help you be in control. It will not only provide you with insight into your choice-making and consumer habits, but it will also bring peace to your mind. Money should not be a subject to worry about. Money should be your tool, not your boss. So, keep a financial diary and recognise where your funds go. Learn ‘How to Save Where You Lose’ and start making positive changes today.
6. Set Up Goals Worth Achieving
What do you want to achieve this year, what should you strive for, what are you willing to commit your time to? Whatever it is, make sure to write it down and reflect on it often. Create a blueprint of what you want to see in your life. Become an architect of your future. Draw up a sketch and figure out what steps you need to take to get where you want to go. Take charge of your life. Abraham Lincoln once stated, “the best way to predict your future is to create it”. So, get out there and create your year!
7. Give Freely and Wholeheartedly
There is a Buddhist approach that suggests that through giving we are allowing ourselves to receive more. Deepak Chopra advises us to “give more of what you want to attract into your life”. “If you want more love, give love to others” he continues. Following this idea, we would like to invite you to approach your year with this attitude in mind. Become a giver. It does not need to be a monetary gift. More often than not a silent blessing or a kind gesture will do. The trick is to give freely and wholeheartedly. It is the intention that counts. So, become a generous giver and see how the world around you flourishes…
The Journey Continues
Life is a cycle. A constant change. A river, which flows without a stop. It is a journey. And like all journeys, it has its chapters. The beauty of it lies in the fact that, for the most part, our choices and actions influence the way our journeys go. So, with the resolutions suggested above, think of your next chapter – the next year. What would you like the year to be?
Remember to stay reasonable and optimistic. Be patient with yourself and forgive the moments of weakness. It’s not about perfection, it’s all about purposeful action and dedication. Everyone fails sometimes anyway. So, make the most of the year 2022, by becoming a better person. Treat yourself well and do unto others what you’d like to be done unto you. You create your own reality. Just remember that.
Before You Go
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