23 Jan Work Resolutions For 2017
It may be mid-January, but it’s never too late to plan your goals for the year! Createscape wanted to compile some of the top-listed resolutions that are recommended for your work life. Check them out below.
Update Your Resume, Portfolio, Website, LinkedIn
Even if you’re not currently looking for a new job, it’s always important to keep your credentials, skills, and projects up to date because you never know what opportunities might come knocking based off the latest and greatest you are showing off. If you have your own website, make sure it’s up to date. Same with LinkedIn– even if you don’t frequently check it, it doesn’t mean other people aren’t doing so. More recruiters are ending up hiring passive candidates, so make sure that you keep everything up to date and have it designed the way you want! Here are some creative ways to improve your resume.
Improving Your Mindset
Stay inspired, positive, and energized about the work you’re doing each and every day through small changes in your day like waking up early, writing notes for things you’re thankful for, and reminding yourself of the things you’re passionate about in life and having friends and coworkers keep you accountable. Check out some of these inspirational TED talks, or just these cat videos if you’re not into that kind of thing.
Be More Productive
Let’s be honest, you probably have a lot of ideas for what you want to accomplish this year but have a tendancy to get side-tracked. Make more lists that work with your schedule, prioritize tasks, and focus on the big picture of each day and each week in order to blast through your never-ending to-do list. And more importantly, doing this right will help you achieve the things you want to be doing and help you understand where your priorities lie. Check out some of these resources to help people be more productive— Pomodoro Technique , time blocking , and anything on WorkAwesome .
Join a Coworking Office
ShareDesk had a great article on why coworking should absolutely be your new year’s resolution. Here are some snippets that we compiled for your reference to achieve better mental health.
1. You’ll be part of a team
2. You can separate your work and life
3. You’ll have the chance to collaborate
4. You can surround yourself with individuals who love what they do
“Coworking gives you the flexibility to try a space for a couple of weeks, without signing a restrictive rental agreement. It gives you the opportunity to meet useful contacts, form friendships and try a different environment. It makes sense from a business and–more importantly–a mental health perspective to make coworking your New Year’s resolution.”
Createscape offers month-to-month memberships starting at just $160/mo, but there are also options for designated desks and private office options. Schedule a tour to see the space for yourself.