The new year is fast approaching, which means the thrill of high levels of stress and pressure. Ending the year on a good note can be a sound method to get all your ducks in a row for the new year.
Simple strategies can secure that you step into 2020 with success in your pocket:
You might have heard that looking back is the best way to move forward.
Before the year comes to a close, take a few days to look back intentionally on the year and identify what did and what did not work for you. Take the pain points and figure out how to avoid them in the next year and remember any excellent executions and think about how you can implement the winning strategies moving forward.
This is the best time to decide what needs completing this year. Despite how you might feel, some tasks can wait. Avoid piling your plate up with things that don’t actually need to be completed. The more you take on, the thinner you’ll be stretching yourself. Prioritise what needs to be wrapped up this year and focus on it to give yourself breathing room.
Start getting your head around what you want the new year to look like. Preparation doesn’t need to be a complete 2020 calendar overhaul. It just means giving some active thought to what you want to achieve while considering ways to accomplish those goals. Think New Year Resolutions, but with genuine follow-through.
Acknowledge any problematic areas you might have been in or had in the year – and move on. While it’s a valuable process to recognise mistakes and learn from them, it’s not worth bringing any toxic regret into your 2020 workplace.
Before stepping into the new year, make sure you take advantage of the festive break. Come back to work next year energised, with a new sense of excitement, ready to tackle the tasks with fervour!