The New Year is a great time to slow things down and set new personal and professional goals to improve productivity and focus, both personally and in the workplace. It is surprising how making small changes to your daily routine can pay dividends throughout the year.
Here are four goals to consider implementing this year:
- Start Meditating. Meditation has many positive benefits, such as improving your mood, reducing stress, and increasing the portion of your brain that affects muscle control, sensory perception, decision making, and self control. When work and life get stressful, slow down and breathe deeply. We do our best thinking with a clear mind, unobstructed by clutter and tension.
- Learn Something New Each Day. It is easy to get lost in the staleness of your daily work grind and routine. Making an effort to learn new things and better understand the world is a great way to stay curious about life outside of work and to keep your mind sharp. Whether you decide to go on YouTube to watch a brief TedTalk or set aside a few minutes to read the Wall Street Journal, learning new things is a great way to keep things fresh and interesting on a daily basis.
- Enjoy Nature and Your Surroundings. Spending time in nature boosts your immune system, and may increase your creativity and happiness. Take a walk around lunchtime or squeeze one into your routine before or after work. Watch the sun rise or sunset. Spending more time outdoors will improve your mood and focus throughout the workday and may pay huge dividends to you throughout the year.
- Be Grateful for What you Have. Life is inevitably stressful when you have a challenging job. It is easy to get complacent and forget to be grateful when we are caught up in the mounting stress of our professional lives. Studies show that reminding yourself to be grateful can make you significantly happier. Remembering to count your blessing and focus on the good things in your life will help you to overcome adversity, improve the quality of your sleep, and help you to get along better with others.
Implementing some of these goals into your daily routine may help to improve your focus and productivity in the New Year. Channeling your attention toward a few small changes is an excellent way to make big improvements in the long run. If you have any questions about any of these suggestions, please contact us…