The holidays are over, but the season of resolutions is upon us! If something along the lines of a work upgrade is on your list this 2022, we’d love to help you out with some tips. Whether it’s a revamped workspace, a healthier you, or skills advancement you have in mind, we got you covered!
While it may be comfortable to lay on the couch or make the dining area your ‘new office', the way you set up your workspace is vital to your productivity! Ergonomics is the key to a workspace that accommodates your mental and physical well-being. In turn, it makes you more efficient! One way to do it is by changing out your old desk for a standing one. Standing desks keep you active, significantly lessen back pain, and up your productivity levels. Read more about the importance of ergonomics here!
Start a journal.
Writing your thoughts, ideas, and goals down help you become mentally organised. In fact, several studies have proven that journaling combats stress. This is because writing things down gives us time to process information and our emotions. It also makes our goals a lot more concrete; making us more accountable! Check out our article on the stress relieving benefits of keeping a journal.
Take short online courses.
It always pays to gain new knowledge! Learning new things not only improves our skills but it also keeps our minds active and constantly challenged. Luckily, now there are tons of free courses that can be taken online and at your own pace. Check out this list to find one you like!
It’s true when they say, “You are what you eat.” Nutrition is a very important factor when it comes to our focus, productivity, and energy. An improper, unbalanced diet can make us sluggish and fatigued. Meal prepping is a great way of making sure you eat healthy even on your busiest days. It’ll also helps you save time so you can keep focusing on your 2022 work and even personal goals. Bonus: it’s a money saver, too!
Keep an active lifestyle.
Being active makes our bodies and minds stronger. Plus it prevents us from getting sick! Nowadays, there are practically unlimited options for getting and staying active. We have access to Youtube fitness channels, free workout apps like the Nike Training Club App, and even Zoom classes. Even within the workspace, we can stay fit by incorporating gym equipment with a standing desk or being on a balancing board!
Don’t forget to take breaks.
Though you may have decided that 2022 is going to be the year to hustle, remember that everyone needs to take a break from time to time! After all, our goals only get farther away from us when we sacrifice our health in an attempt to pick up the pace of things. So give yourself a little space to breathe sometimes— take short breaks in between tasks, take a day off, get an appropriate amount of sleep, indulge a little with calming essential oils, or take a short yoga class to keep your zen!
The beginning of the year is a good time for fresh starts. From the smallest, simplest changes to the biggest, more complex ones— every single effort counts! That’s why it’s really important to monitor your progress; it helps you stay on top of things and feel motivated! What are other things listed in your New Year’s resolutions this year?