Coming Up With New Year’s Resolutions For Work

by Dec 31, 2019

We’re sure that you’re already familiar with all the classic resolutions about changing habits in personal life. But how can you incorporate that same effort towards improvement at work? To be your best, well-rounded self in the new decade, we’ve turned to the pros to help you assemble a to-do list that’s sure to wow your employer.

Susan M. Heathfield at The Balance Careers suggests, “Listen More Than You Talk. That old adage about one mouth and two ears is true. Plan to listen to all that your coworkers are saying this year. They might just want a sounding board, not necessarily advice or problem-solving. Lending them an ear can empower them to solve their problems.” Speaking of situations in which to listen, make sure to also apply this policy when talking to your bosses. While you might be tempted to jump in with comments or questions, the best trick to delivering top-notch work is to enable yourself to best understand what’s being asked of you.

While our favorite tip from Rohia at Engagedly is originally from 2017, she points out another important component of being a stellar employee that you can take with you into 2020: “Self-Appreciation. You cannot appreciate someone else’s good work when you can’t acknowledge your good work! So make a resolution this year to give yourself a pat on the back when you have accomplished something. This boosts your confidence and makes you feel accomplished giving you more positivity to do more at work.” Being a positive force at work helps not only you but everyone around you! Taking stock of your successes is a great way to keep your mood up, which will allow you to take on new challenges in your workplace. Make sure you’re making time this year to appreciate yourself.

Our final tip is a suggestion for off the clock that’ll have a big impact once you’re back at work. Lea McLeod at The Muse offers up the following: “Plan One Unplugged Weekend—48 Hours With No Wi-Fi. If you’re constantly logged on, 24/7, checking your email in the middle of the night when you get up for a glass of water, for example, I challenge you to step away from your devices for one entire weekend. At the very least, it’ll stave off lassitude, but at most, it’ll lead to a creative and more energized you.” That way you’ll avoid a technological burnout and be ready to engage with work in a deeper way come Monday!

Add these resolutions to your list and we know you’ll be on the right path this upcoming year. The most important thing is to keep an open mind in both your workplace and the rest of your life. That way you’ll be ready for anything the new decade might send your way. Have a wonderful rest of your December 31st! We’ll catch you again in 2020.


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