3 New Year’s Resolutions for the Office

The beginning of a new year inspires hope within all of us. It’s the time when we all crave positive change and make resolutions in our personal life to eat healthier, sleep longer, or spend more quality time with our family. At Craft, we want our customers to prosper in all areas of their lives, but this year we challenge you to make and keep at least one office resolution.

Take a little time to decide what goal you want to tackle at the office, write it down, and stick to it. Not sure what resolutions will make the most impact? Here’s Hank’s list of 3 New Year’s resolutions for the office.

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Resolution 1: Speak up when you have an idea! This is your year to shine. You may have a brilliant idea that you are too scared to announce, for fear of rejection. Instead, build up your confidence by speaking with a few colleagues about your idea first. Then at your next meeting, when the time is appropriate, let everyone know your ideas. Whether they like it or not, you put yourself out there. That’s a great accomplishment!

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Resolution 2: Ditch the office gossip. It’s difficult not to get pulled into workplace drama, but gossip is simply unproductive and spreads negativity like a wild fire. The next time a colleague tries to gossip with you, offer a one-word response, like “wow,” and follow it with, “I’ve got to go. See you later.” You’ll be amazed at how good it feels to stay out of that negative space.Lunch at the office

Resolution 3: Have lunch with someone in another department. This year try not to isolate yourself in your singular department. We know it’s your comfort zone, but as the quote says, “Life begins, outside your comfort zone.” You could meet a great partner for a future project or make a coffee break pal in the process.

We hope that one of these New Years resolutions finds its way into your year. To help you stick to your resolution, here is a FREE printable template. Simply print, write out your resolution, and have a daily reminder of your goals. Don’t forget to tell us on Facebook what your office resolution is and follow our page for more office tips.