2022 is finally here and if you are anything like the folks on our team, you are ready to live your best life. If you’re thinking about what you want to achieve this new year, consider these resolutions.
Clarify Your Goals
If you don’t know what you want out of your life, it’s really difficult to work toward unclear goals. Getting clear on what you want will help you figure out how best to get what you want. This is true in your personal life as well as in your professional life. Not knowing what you want out of your career can mean the difference between settling for less than you deserve and making an effective process. Make this the year you get clear on what you want.
Prioritize Building Your Network
When it comes to living your best life, it’s important to recognize how important other people are to achieving that goal. Networking, both personal and professional, makes a big difference in creating the supportive infrastructure you most benefit from. Friends and family, colleagues and mentors, clients and partners all weave together a beneficial social structure that will help you succeed and grow. Prioritizing your network helps you drive your career forward and enjoy your life in between jobs as well.
Limit Your Own Screen Time
From online gaming to social media, limiting the time you spend on screens helps you live a more intentional life. While it’s perfectly normal to spend some time winding down after a long day or staying in touch with friends and family, losing time to aimless scrolling has a marked impact on your mental health and wellbeing, and it can seem like hours of your day simply slip away from you. Seek to be more intentional with that time this year. Set timers for yourself. Know when you’re doing something online on purpose and when you’re just trying to avoid boredom. Keep yourself a little more honest than you have been until now and you’ll be headed in the right direction.
Your attitude is what shapes the trajectory of your life. If you are feeling low, it’s tough to get out there and find a new job or make new friends. But if you set yourself a goal of looking on the bright side as much as you can, that can help you reshape your overall mindset. The past couple of years have been difficult for many people, and it’s been especially hard to maintain a positive mindset through a global pandemic, but reframing setbacks and maintaining a hopeful outlook can make a big difference.
Make Time for Something Fun Each Week
Working hard is important, but those fun moments and downtime are what makes life enjoyable. Try a goal that you’ll love to make time for. Planning something fun gives you something to look forward to during the grind of the workweek. It doesn’t need to be something expensive or even time-consuming. Get outside more, even if it’s just a walk around the block. Go throw a ball with your kid. Laughter and play are two ingredients of an enjoyable life. Make this year one you remember prioritizing your inner child.
For more tips on planning a rewarding and enjoyable 2022, connect with the recruiters at Bergman Brothers today.