A New Year Plan You Can Stick To
With new years come resolutions. Many of us attempt to stick to our resolutions but more often than not, we fall off the wagon after a few weeks. Whether it’s a new diet or attempting to let go of bad habits, it’s tough to stick to these, isn’t it? However, with 2020 practically here, there are some plans you should definitely make and stick to. No better time to focus on self-development than at the start of a new decade, right?
In the world we currently live in, the “never-ending-hustle” seems to be the new cool. People are more ambitious and competitive than ever, but they often forget that to become well-rounded individuals who are truly successful, taking care of yourself, your emotional and personal life is more important than your career or professional life; career progression and self-growth are so intricately linked. In light of this, here are some tips to help you set better goals for the coming year.
- Multitasking is not always the solution
Our jobs often require us to perform multiple activities at the same time on a day-to-day basis. Although it might sound like a good option to get everything done quickly, it often results in tasks remaining unfinished or not being done well. Therefore, focus on only one task at a given time. That way, your brain can process the different details of different projects, and you can give in your 100% to each task.
- Create a ‘Busy Jar’
How often do we find ourselves saying things like “I’m busy” or “I’m stressed”? Pretty often, right? Owing to our busy work schedules, it’s natural to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Although, at times it does happen that we put ourselves through more stress than necessary. The way to remedy this is to create a ‘busy jar’.
Whenever you say something like “I’m busy,” put in some money inside the jar. This will let you keep a track of the unnecessary stress you take on, and lead you to reduce the number of times you make such statements.
- Learn something new
A major aspect of career growth and self-development is to teach yourself new things. Isn’t that one of those New Year resolutions that mostly never see the light of day? It’s time to change that.
Indulge in a new, positive habit. It could be something like practicing yoga to soothe your mind and soul, which in turn will lead to self-growth as well as professional growth. Or perhaps learning a professional skill that could aid you in your job.
- Be more prepared
Being prepared and organized forms a vital part of having more confidence in yourself and your professional abilities. Before each work day, prepare a list of the things you need to accomplish. Having a clear routine lets you plan and schedule accordingly, and this reduces a lot of the work-related stress you might have.
- Read career guidance books
Reading is a habit that nurtures your mind and soul. In order to get the best of both worlds, read books that help you level up in your career. Not only will this help put things into perspective, but the act of reading will also increase your overall patience.