Heading into our third year of a global pandemic and therefore another unpredictable year, creating order and staying afloat in all aspects our lives still remains a challenge. This, combined with the pressures of turning a new leaf in the new year only adds to the stresses of our daily lives.
The same applies to our work lives. Integrating healthy habits into your personal and professional life is key to making sure your mental and physical space remains healthy. We believe that making a list of priorities in your workplace and space particularly, will allow for effective change and habits this year.
Let’s dive in!
Write it down
If you are an avid list-maker, you are aware of the effectiveness of this method when it comes to keeping track of your weeks and days; as well their levels of priorities. There are many ways to keep a notebook or journal, such as bullet-journaling, prompts, using sticky notes on a boardm etc. These alternative ways of s important to note if you are someone that does not take to traditional list-making or notebook-keeping.
This method has no correct way of being done – find a way that works for you, whether it’s jotting down a quick summary of tasks for the day or creating lengthy tasks and descriptions at the beginning of every week. Having your responsibilities on physical or digital mediums will aid in making sure you don’t forget to do something.
Taking care of yourself
We have heard this time and time again, but for good reason. Prioritising time for oneself during the week has potentially taken the backseat since a lot of us have been working from home. Mental health is as important as physical health; and if you aren’t at an optimal level mentally, your work will inevitably feel the strain. Therefore, it is integral to take action when you are feeling down or burnt out. Having a healthy and open communication channel with your employer and colleagues is the first step in making sure you are able to really focus on yourself and your mind.
The power of teamwork and working practically
With working-from-home culture, it can be easy for boundaries to be blurred. Taking on more work than you should is will ultimately lead to burnout. With a combination of having confidence in delegating and being open about your capacity and capability is ideal. Working practically and logically in 2022 will be one of the best habits to adopt: avoid taking on more than you can handle, and be real with yourself and your colleagues.
Working practically rather than idealistically will save you from unnecessary stress and pressure, and furthermore, you will see positive and tangible results in your workflow. We wish you all the best for this year!