Jan 14 2016

10 New Year’s resolutions for the workplace

Although you can make a change to your life at any point, the New Year is the perfect time to start afresh. This month you can say goodbye to the bad habits that get you down at work, and welcome, with open arms, positive change.

 

So, we’ve put together a few New Year’s resolutions to give you some inspiration to improve your work life. Here goes!

 

Learn something knew

 

It’s never too late to learn something new and this is the perfect time to add to your skill set as well as your interests. Allow yourself to learn and grow, also, you never know, you may meet a few interesting people who’ll become friends, clients, or colleagues!

 

Eat healthier at work

 

Let’s just say our jeans have suddenly shrunk in 2016… it’s got nothing to do with all the chocolate and mince pies we ate over Christmas! In all seriousness, eating healthily at work will improve your mood, confidence and your motivation. So, swap those super noodles for a super green salad. Mmm.

 

Make an effort with your work pals

 

You spend most of your time at work, so it’s important to make the effort with your team. Yep, you might want to just spend your lunch break in a bubble rather than chat about Rachel’s yoga session last night, but if there’s a quiz or luncheon going, get involved. It builds team spirit and gives you a chance to get to know the people you spend a third of your day with; you never know you might actually start yoga…

 

Don’t beat yourself up

 

You made a silly mistake or your boss didn’t quite like your idea, chill out. It’s not the end of the world and it should give you the boost to try harder next time. Beating yourself up about it and putting a dampener on your day is not going to make matters better. Pick yourself up and use it as motivation ☺

 

Ain’t no mountain high enough

 

Seriously, start goal setting. Everyone needs goals and every time you hit them you’re achieving something. However, set yourself realistic goals rather than ones that are too out of reach. The sky’s the limit only until a certain extent; let’s get real here.

 

Make ‘organised’ your middle name

 

This is such a must, well, maybe not the actual name changing. If you haven’t already, on Monday give your desk a good clear out and a mega tidy. That’s the first step, now onto getting your work life in order… By keeping organised, your stress levels will certainly decrease, which is what we all want, right?

 

‘All work no play makes Jack a dull boy’

 

Isn’t that just the truth? No one in the office wants a repeat of, ‘HEEEERE’S JOHNNY!!’ So, don’t let yourself burn out and make damn sure that you save some time for you and your flawless self. It’s so crucial to have a healthy work-life balance. Whatever your downtime fave or hobby, make time for it.

 

Join a networking clique

 

There’s nothing like speaking to your own industry kind, bouncing off awesome ideas and making contacts. Making the effort to network may open up a few business opportunities. Look into specific groups or a business hour on Twitter, and get involved. They won’t bite.

 

Take a chill pill

 

There’s no point in stressing out, what good is it going to do? That’s right, absolutely nothing. By getting organised, embracing a ‘can do’ attitude and balancing your work/personal life, you’ll stay cool as a cucumber.

 

If you’re not happy, do something about it

 

Hating on your job? Don’t sit there and complain, do something about it. Whether that’s moving to a different department, asking for a pay rise or leaving altogether, do it. The longer you leave it, the more miserable you’re going to get and the less chance you’ll actually make a change.

 

Yep, we’re straight to the point, but you’ll thank us in the long run, and let’s face it, you wouldn’t want us any other way. We hope our resolutions have given you the inspiration needed to make a change! We may have missed out a few golden resolutions, so if you have any, feel free to let us know!

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Marianne Devereux

A key member of the marketing team, Marianne draws from her experience in the social media world to create dynamic content marketing campaigns. She spends her time researching new trends to roll out across our managed accounts, and is a dab hand at creating GIFs, memes and polls. Follow us on social media to see what she has to say.

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