Posted by:31 December, 2012
It seems that my resolutions have a five to one hit rate – that is of five resolutions only one will come good. But nevertheless I am thinking now about my list of do more/do less and hoping that some of them will stick.
Some New Year resolutions are easier to decide than others. It’s not hard to make the obvious ones of eat less, exercise more, go to the cinema once a week, read more books, drink more water, drink less tea and of course just drink less. But making them around work can be more tricky.
Policy overload – both national and local – can leave you feeling that there is no space for you to make change as an individual. Perhaps New Year resolutions at work should not be about meeting targets or reaching objectives but should be about wellbeing in the workplace. After all you are your responsibility. And the New Year gives us a chance to judge how we are feeling about the past year and the one coming up.
So New Year resolutions offer a chance to to think about how best you can nurture and protect yourself in the workplace. I am thinking about resolutions that will improve my work life balance. Leaving on time, taking a proper lunch break and eating healthy food at work – no more biscuits! How about you? Will it be about getting enough sleep before an early, how you use time before a late shift that means that you don’t feel as if you spent all day at work, cycling to work, getting the earlier/later train, taking proper breaks or what?.
I hope that your resolutions have a better hit rate than mine. Perhaps one of mine should be – stick to my New Year resolutions. Good luck with yours and have a good 2013. If you have any that you would like to share with us please do.
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