At the end of the year, most of us feel compelled to set resolutions and goals both personally and professionally. But once the euphoria wears off and we are back to our everyday routine, we often forget about the many resolutions we made or realize they are quite difficult to integrate into our days. Here are some ideas to help you actually implement your resolutions for 2017.
Carve Out Time to Implement Your Resolutions
Many resolutions we make can involve time-consuming tasks such as sending out a newsletter regularly, updating social media channels more often or doing a better job at maintaining the company website. It might feel like you don’t have the time to do all these things with other, seemingly more important or urgent tasks looming. This is why it can help if you set apart a specific time to work on these projects. Maybe the first Thursday morning of every month can be the time you work on your newsletter. Or Tuesday afternoons could be the time when you create and schedule your social media content for the next seven days.
Make sure you guard this time and let others know that it’s strictly set apart for certain projects. Plan meetings around this new schedule and only allow interruptions in case of emergencies. With your time allocated for your new tasks, you will see that accomplishing them will come a lot easier than you might have expected and you will start seeing results with the efficient use of your time.
Track Your Success and Share It
Once you’ve carved out some time to spend on your new habits and are able to work on them regularly, you will also be able to track your success. Have you been able to increase the number of followers on social media? Or is your list of newsletter subscribers growing steadily? Maybe you’ve been able to improve your media coverage with more quality clippings? These things are all measurable, meaning you will be able to see how your work pays off and share this data with your business partners, colleagues or your boss. This, in turn, will keep you motivated and make it easier to justify why you need to set aside time to work on these new projects.
Approach Resolutions One by One
Making resolutions is already a great step. Now look at each of them one by one and determine how you can integrate them into your workday. Try to find ways to add your new habits to your day in places where they seem to fit naturally. That way it will be easy for you to do these new tasks without completely upsetting your schedule. By focusing on one resolution at a time you will be able to plan clearly when and how to implement the changes, making it feel more manageable. Once you’ve decided on all this, it will be easy for you to achieve your new goals and establish habits that will make your business even more successful in 2017.
If you have a set of goals you would like to achieve in 2017 but are not sure how to achieve them, get in touch with us by e-mail or have a look at our website www.midas-pr.com to learn how we can assist you.