The holidays are over; it is a new year and most of us are already back to work. We probably have written down and made plans for 2020. But one thing that most people forget to plan for is their work life. I mean, what is ‘fun’ about work and why should ‘work life’ and ‘best’ be in the same sentence? Well, I am here to tell you that work could actually be fun [if you love what you do], and putting your best foot forward this year could make you live your best work life. Here’s how:
Set Your Professional Goals
This doesn’t only apply to life; it also applies to work. Goals give you a sense of direction, so if you want to progress at work this year, you need goals – SMART goals at that. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- What daily professional goals do I plan to achieve at my job?
- Where do I see myself in the next 1/3/5 years?
- What expectations do I have from myself and my team at work?
Once your goals have been set, take action and hold yourself accountable.
Create A Great Working Relationship with Coworkers
You cannot live up to your best potential at work without having a sense of community with your coworkers. It takes collective team effort to build and sustain a successful business, so being a good team player is very important at work. Fostering good professional relationships with colleagues is not only important for creating a network, but it really makes work exciting and fun. I can say for sure that most of my career advancements have been influenced by the professional relationships I made at work.
Track your Productivity and Ask for Feedback
The only time you can look back, is to see how far you have come. Keeping tabs on your daily productivity enables you to track your progress and address any loopholes along the way. Also, you will get motivation to find ways to improve yourself. Asking for feedback from your superior will not only solidify some sort of trust in you, but it will also show that you are very interested in giving your best at work! There is no better way to make a positive impression with your superior than let them know that you are there for them and the company. Considering that your superior is probably the most vital person who determines how good your work life will be, you might as well create a great impression.
I hope these recommendations serve as motivation for you to step out there and live your very best work life yet this new year. Wishing you a year filled with so many professional achievements and milestones.