The New Year comes so quickly and before you know it, it’s time to get back to work. It’s difficult to pick up from where you left off, even after a few weeks people tend to feel as though they’ve been off work for longer and don’t want to go back.
Getting back in to the swing of things can take a while, but there are somethings that you can do to make sure that the new working year starts of well.
Learn a new skill
Make a new year’s resolution to learn a new skill in the workplace. You might be great at your job, but there’s always room for improvement and it could really help you get more done.
Look at different projects that your colleagues are doing and try to participate in them to learn more. Make a list of skills that would really benefit you now and in the future.
Set some goals
Even if you don’t usually set goals, start. Don’t push yourself to do too much; you don’t want to burn out too quickly. Goals can really help keep you motivated but make sure that you set goals that are within your reach.
The whole point of setting goals is to make a change; you don’t want to be in the same place next year as you are now. If you don’t know where you want to be it can be harder to set goals but try and picture how you want to succeed this year.
Whether it’s having motivational posts around your desk or thinking positively, you need to make sure that you have a source of motivation this year. It will help you set those goals and help keep you on the path you want to be on.
Take control of work situations to ensure they go the way you want and need them to go. Remember why you want to make these changes and stay positive.
Morale can really go down after the holidays and it’s important to make sure that the team works well together. Team building exercises can really help get the business rolling again and if you have new staff starting in the New Year it can be a great way to introduce everyone.
There are some exercises that you can do in the office but to really develop your team you need to be in a different environment. People relax more when they are out of the office, look at team building events and opportunities that will involve everyone. For more information on team building, click here.
Think about the future
You don’t want to be in the same place forever, unless you at the top of your profession. Think about the goals you’ve made and try to keep them. You could think about expanding the business. Are there opportunities in other areas that you could expose?
Be realistic and honest with yourself. Don’t work to achieve the unachievable, make sure that the future you want is within reason. If you’re not happy where you are, try something new; the last thing you want is to be stuck in a rut.
You spend most of your life working, there will be plenty of opportunities and chances to flourish but you need to be open to change and accept that for things to move forward, they may need to change. Start the new working year with a smile, don’t worry about last year and look forward to this year. It’s not always easy to get back to work after the holiday but these tips should help to inspire you.