Resolutions to Inspire You at Work and How to Keep Them

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As we settle into 2021, it’s time to put your decision-making hats on and make this your best year yet. Make this the year you finally let go of those bad habits and embrace good ones at work. Ones that inspire you to be a better version of yourself – in and out of the office. To kick off the year right, here are some great resolution ideas to spark up inspiration at work.

Setting Resolutions for 2021

For many, last year was an especially difficult time. It was a year where buttons were pushed, yanked, and pushed again. To carry on during these trying times, it’s important to find things that will drive us forward. Setting resolutions are a great way to implement positive changes in your life – big or small.

This year, it’s time to press start once again and continue working towards resolutions that you might have lost sight of last year.  In fact, a study by Finder found that about 74.02 percent of Americans are determined to learn something new, make a change or set a personal goal this 2021. That’s 15 percent more than the previous year.

How do you keep your resolutions?

Developing new habits for the year means that you will need to make the mental effort to embed these new habits into your implicit memory. To successfully keep your resolutions, you need to take a holistic approach. Here are a couple of tips that may help:

Find your main purpose

Instead of focusing on the outcome, look for the real purpose of your resolutions. If you plan on losing weight, don’t focus on what’s written on the scale. Instead, ask yourself the main reason why you want to shed the weight. By figuring out your “why’s”, you’ll find a purpose that will significantly help improve your motivation.

Take it step-by-step

If your goal is to lose weight this year, the best way to achieve this goal is to break it into micro-resolutions. Figure all the changes you need to make it happen and take it one step at a time. By doing so, it’ll be much easier to make strides towards your goals without feeling overwhelmed.

Find like-minded people

Surrounding yourself with people who have the same goals as you do can make a difference. People tend to model their behavior based on the people around them. Being part of a group that has the same goals as you do will help you develop habits that you want to acquire. When times get tough, having a community or friend can give you the moral support you need to keep going.

 

Resolution Ideas for Work

Resolutions are often seen as personal goals, like working out more or starting a skincare routine. However, resolutions are an effective way to shape your work year-round. By using resolutions in the workplace, you’ll be able to keep track of how far you are from your end-goal.

When things start to get difficult, with no end in sight, it’s important to remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing. Setting resolutions are great reminders that all your hard work will eventually pay off. To carry on through the year strong, here are some great resolution ideas to help inspire you at work:

Revamp your workspace

Your working environment can have a significant impact on your productivity at work. To help manifest a productive year ahead consider sprucing up your workstation. It can be as simple as decluttering your space or adding a few office plants. It’s completely up to you! Create a space where you can thrive in.

Communicate more effectively

Actively listening and communicating with colleagues can do wonders in the workplace. This improves the level of transparency amongst your team like reducing the number of miscommunications among team members. Moreover, improving your lines of communication helps encourage collaborations and forges strong working relationships.

Spread positivity in the workplace

Every single member of a team plays a significant part in your team’s dynamics. How you act around your colleagues can have a profound effect on them. This year, do your best to become a more uplifting and optimistic colleague. Be the positivity that your colleagues need.

Leave work at work

Do you see yourself working or thinking about work at home? Is your work affecting your relationships? These could be warning signs that you lack a work-life balance. Once your workday is over leave everything at your desk and give yourself some rest. It’s important to find the balance between your work and personal life.

Keep a growth mindset

See yourself getting tired of doing the same thing? Looking for a new challenge? Inspiration? Even if you’re unsure of what you’re looking for keeping a growth mindset can eventually help you in the long run. While keeping a growth mindset seems rather vague, it’s pretty simple.

All you need to do is be open to learning new things. No matter how seasoned you are in your field, there’s always room for growth. So, take some online courses, read more or have meaningful conversations with your colleagues. There are so many ways to learn new things.

 

To achieve your resolutions, you need to find your “why’s”

Staying inspired in the workplace is not an easy feat. Days can be long and hours can be dreadful. To keep yourself motivated you need to find purpose in what you do. Setting resolutions this year is a fantastic way to start your year off on a good note. With a list of goals for the year, you’ll be able to place your work year on the right track.

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