The new year parties, fireworks, hugs and wishes are over and January is here. It’s time to shrug off the holiday mood and get back to work!
If you just sighed at that thought, it’s probably time to give a good thought to your professional life. Evaluate your career as you think about where you are, where you want to be and how you can get there. You can begin with this list of resolutions that will help you realign your life to the happy and successful future that you see for yourself. Check it out:
1. Stop Complaining Excessively
While it may be satisfying to vent out against that extra half hour you’re made to sit back or when you’re asked to make an extensive report, don’t push it – talking it out is helpful but excessive complaining is just toxic and only breeds negativity. Use the time you would spend venting to do something feel-good like maybe volunteering. Or better yet, get a job that aligns with your interests, one that will keep you wanting more.
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2. Stop Settling for Less
Are you happy with the salary you make? Are you part of a strong organisation and teamwork? Are your appraisals going well? If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, you are settling. While it is not easy to just leave, you’re but a choice away, and there is always a way out. Find your passion and get a job that doesn’t make you hate Mondays. We can help you figure that out.
While the goals of your organisation and team are important, it is equally important to set personal goals. Track your progress and introduce the necessary changes to make sure you’re aligned with your goals. These goals could be monetary or about learning a new skill-set. Setting goals is important not only to put things in perspective and help you prioritise, but it also helps chart a course towards achieving them.
We live in a world full of distractions and once you give in (Hello, Netflix), you lose hours and hours on end. That doesn’t mean you have to tirelessly slog, all you have to do is ‘plan’. Plan your breaks and then happily indulge. Make a to-do list and stick to it. Striking off all the tasks from that list will give you a much-needed sense of accomplishment.
You work hard day in and day out, but how long has it been since you’ve done something you like? Since you’ve made time for friends and family? Don’t just wonder, do it! Work out a good balance between your professional and personal life, because it’s important to take care of your mental health to avoid burning out.
7. Ask the Most Important Question of Them All
If your heart lies in writing enchanting tales or filmmaking, it would be a shame if you didn’t explore those options as a career. If you feel like you’re in the wrong place, or if you are not passionate about your work, it’s not the end of the world. Our four-step solution will help you discover who you really are and which career path you’re most likely to enjoy.
The new year needs to have something different in it to truly count as a new year. Make these changes and you’ll realise it takes just seven changes to turn your life around 180 degrees. Don’t forget to get in touch with us if you’re facing issues that are not mentioned here. Have a clear year ahead, not a cluttered one.