12 New Year’s Resolutions for HR and Payroll – Continued
9. Create daily work habits and stick to them
Start every day the same and end every day the same. Giving some predictability to a hectic day could be the difference between a great hair day and bald spots. Try to maintain these newly established routines, but don’t beat yourself up if you have to skip a part of your new routine. Flexibility in goal setting is important. A positive attitude and support will make it much easier to try again the next day.
10. Set aside one time slot for reading e-mails or news
How long has that magazine been on your desk? You know the one (or two or 10) that have kept that corner from gathering dust. You want to read it, you keep saying you will, but who has time to sit and read? Make the time! If you don’t do it now, you probably won’t do it tomorrow. Set aside a part of your day or week and reward yourself with downtime to read the articles, journals or Web sites. At the end of the week, before starting your weekend, read an article or two; at the beginning of the week over coffee read an article or two. Just make a space in your schedule. It is already there, but you will have to claim it.
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