It is hard to believe that the year is coming to an end. Where did the year go?! I hope I am not the only one that wishes there was more time to accomplish New Year’s Resolutions from last year.
I have been trying to be more positive by focusing on the things I did accomplish this past year, rather than what I didn’t get to. This past year was good and bad, but as I am writing this post, I am trying to focus on all the lessons learned. I hope that they will help you make the upcoming year the most successful yet –filled with fulfillment, laughter and happiness.
Alright, here it goes:
Laugh off the mistakes
I am not saying don’t take your mistakes seriously, but there is no need to replay them in your head over and over again. I can’t be the only person that does this. As with anything else, this takes practice. When I was less confident in my work, I would stew over things that I messed up. Now, I tend to not worry as much and that makes work way more enjoyable.
You can’t forget that everyone makes mistakes from time to time, so there is no point of beating yourself up excessively.
When I was less confident in my work, I would stew over things that I messed up. Now, I tend to not worry as much and that makes work way more enjoyable.
Take a vacation
You have vacation time for a reason. You can’t be the super star employee that you want to be if you are burnt out. Even if you are just doing staycation, take some time away from e-mail/phone/computer. You will be surprised at how refreshed you feel.
Work on projects that you love
No matter what your job is there will be parts you love and parts you hate. However, try to do more of what you love to make yourself happier. If you work for yourself, spend more time looking for the kinds of clients you love and saying “no” to things that don’t. If you work for someone else, there is no harm in trying to tell your boss about the tasks you excel at; make sure you are always volunteering to participate in or head up these type of projects. Hopefully, everyone will get the hint.
Since we spend so much time at work, there is no reason to not achieve happiness there. Another way to give yourself a boost is to make sure you are using all the new PR tools out there to help automate and improve what you’re creating for clients.
Since we spend so much time at work, there is no reason to not achieve happiness there.
Take on things that scare you
This is something I pledge more or less every year. It is important for me to always keep taking on things that challenge me. I like doing this because it keeps things interesting. The worst thing ever is to be bored at work.
For me personally, what scares me is growing my business. This year, some things worked, some things didn’t, but I have learned from them all.
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