Here it is. We’ve reached the end of another year. But before we jump straight into 2018, here are just a few easy ways to put a bow on 2017.
Take stock of the year. Take some time to reflect on what went well and what can be improved for the coming year. Focus on lessons learned and how to use your newfound knowledge going forward. This exercise works great in both personal and professional applications. Celebrate accomplishments and make action plans to truly rock 2018.
Get organized. Finish your list of to-dos for 2017 and start planning for 2018. Buy that new planner and get it set up and ready to go for January. Another great tip- check your recurring meetings and make sure rooms are booked and any necessary changes are made early for a hassle free 2018. In your personal life, start preparing for the tax filing deadline. You’ll head into January strong.
Purge. Spending some time to toss and shred unneeded documents clears away clutter and potentially increases the security of sensitive documents. Still have that new hire training manual from 2010? Throw it out! Take a weekend and apply the same process at home. Show that packed linen closet who’s boss. A clutter free environment breeds creativity.
Start a new habit. So often New Year’s resolutions focus on negative traits we want to abolish. Why not instead focus on creating a new positive routine? Instead of a weight loss goal, start a walking group with coworkers. Want to watch less TV? Implement family game night. Need to combat negative current events? Donate your time to a charity. These things can be started right now. Why wait for January when you can do something good today?
Pay it forward. Don’t keep all these feel-good vibes to yourself. Share these tips with coworkers, friends, and family. Not only will you start off on a productive foot, you’ll be helping everyone in your circle kick off the new year right. What could be better than that?
Happy New Year from all of us at IPRO Tech!