Sadly, your New Year’s Resolutions for better health and fitness begin losing momentum as the end of January approaches, but this is no reason to lose steam entirely on all personal improvement goals. In fact, the beginning of the year and the first business quarter is the perfect time to set goals to better your professional life in 2014, such as improving your business’s communication through a company like ITC Independent Telecommunications Corp. If you are looking for ways to improve your career this year, the following article may be able to help you out, as it outlines some tips for doing just that.
Tips for Improving Your Professional Life
So maybe you do not have time to go to the gym every day like you resolved on New Years, but that doesn’t mean that 2014 goals must all be a bust. Why not work on improving the aspect of your life that you spend the most time on anyway? The following list outlines some ways to improve your career and professional life in 2014.
- Spruce up your resume: If you find yourself a little bored with your profession, look for ways to gain a little professional development and expand your horizons. Take a professional development course, or a seminar to freshen up on some skills and give yourself a fresh perspective on your career and professional life. In addition to shaking things up a bit, this course will provide you with some new skills, and may even open up a few doors in the future.
- Eliminate distractions: A major problem for most business professionals is workplace distractions. Think carefully about your own time wasters and temptations that distract you, and then seek ways to eliminate them from your life. For instance, if you find yourself checking Facebook so often that you are having a hard time focusing at work, set a goal to check Facebook only at home to avoid the temptation and feel much more productive. Perhaps you spend a lot of time out to lunch each day and therefore feel overburdened with your work load; resolve to eat out only once each week, and spend the rest of the week eating a packed lunch.
- Discover a stress relieving hobby: At one point or another during the 2014 work year, you will undoubtedly feel bogged down and stressed out. The best way to combat these feelings that are overwhelming you is to find an outlet that you can turn to at night and on the weekends. This may be a sport tournament that you play in each week, a book club, or partying on the weekends, or golfing. The type of hobby is unimportant, but the benefits of releasing stress, forgetting about work, and having fun are immeasurable and will help you to work all the more vigorously during the work day.
- Build office relationships: Many people are unhappy at work because they do not get along with the people they work with. This truly is a shame, since these are the people you see more waking hours of the day than your own family. Make 2014 the year that you foster workplace relationships, put yourself in another person’s shoes, and attempt to make friends at work.
- Find ways to streamline your workload and communication: If you find that there is a communication breakdown between you and your employees, or that you and your employees have a lag in productivity, why not see what a telecommunications company like ITC Independent Telecommunications Corp. can do to streamline your business and improve employee productivity.