With the New Year fast approaching people may already be thinking about their new year’s resolutions.
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But rather than stick to the same boring resolutions that you make each year such as to lose weight, drink more water, or run a marathon, why not put that energy into making a commitment to help your career? Here are 5 ideas:
- To improve your education
Many of us give up our commitment to learning as soon as we step foot into the workplace but that can be detrimental to our growth. Instead, make a new years resolution to learn a new skill or to further your education by starting a course such as an accounting MBA degree or something else that will benefit your job role. Don’t wait for your employer to point out your skills gap as a reason to deny you your promotion, be proactive and make the move first.
- To make the most of your commute
For many people commuting is a fact of life but it needn’t be dead and unproductive time. Why not make a commitment to make the most of your commute by listening to an audiobook or reading a physical book to help you feel as though your time is not wasted. For maximum benefit try to make these books career-related whether that be a motivational self-help book to prepare you for your day or a boo that compliments you learning a new skill.
- To journal
Our minds are overloaded on a daily basis and without time to recharge they can become slow, reluctant and uninspired. To keep your mind fresh try to incorporate journaling into your daily routine, giving yourself the chance to switch off from the worries of your day and focus on gaining some fresh mental clarity. Journaling needn’t take long and can be completed, morning, noon or night, the key to is to keep it consistent.
- To solo task more
Multi-tasking is so last year and solo tasking is taking center stage. Solo tasking is the practice of focusing 100% of your brainpower onto one single task rather than trying to split it between multiple projects which can lead to you doing several things badly rather than one thing correctly. Write a to-do list to help you prioritize your day’s tasks and then tackle them one at a time giving 100% of your effort to each and see how much more productive you are.
- To get up an hour earlier
Rushing around in the morning can leave us flustered and in no way, shape or form ready for the working day. Try to set a new years resolution to get up just one hour earlier to give you the chance to remember all of the things you need, to eat a proper breakfast and to wake up ready to have a productive business day. The key to getting up earlier is consistency and although it may seem difficult at first, before long your body will adjust and you may even begin to wake up at this new time naturally.
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