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January: a time for the post-holiday blues, scraping icy windshields, and of course, New Years’ resolutions. Resolutions aren’t your thing? As an alternative to the singularly focused resolution, let’s try an overhaul in 2019! Here’s five areas where you can revitalize and remake yourself this year:

 

Minding Your Mindset

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” This well-known quote by Charles R. Swindoll illustrates that your mindset can change how you view the world. While there’s plenty of negativity out there, one thing that’s solely dependent on you is your attitude. Half full or half empty? Take a different approach in 2019 if you’re envisioning just how empty that cup is!

 

Learn Something New

Expanding your horizons, while cliché, is an excellent notion. Learn about recent furniture trends or read a new book about leadership. Or, if you only have ten minutes a day, let your curiosity find a worthy Ted Talk about business.

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Don’t Settle for Second Best

Still sore from losing out on a big account in 2018? Take that passion and plow forward into uncharted territory. Go after your next big sale with an appetite to win. If you’re a naturally competitive person, try to take things up a notch from 2018 or try out some of the new skills or ideas you came across while learning something new!

 

Failing Forward

Fortunately, failure isn’t fatal. And while failure does occasionally sting, it’s also a recipe for innovation. Without an obligatory red mark on a report, we’d never learn to improve. When these ‘failures’ do happen, step back and say why? You might just find that the freedom to fail liberates you to do your best work.

 

Be Well While You Work

Yes, even we’ve been bitten by the inevitable wellness resolution. Why? Even if we only spend eight hours a day at the office, that’s half of our awake time on any given day. Invest in yourself and try a few healthy habits while you’re working. Check out our blog post, 15 Tips to Find Your Fitness at the Office from last year!

 

Bursting at the seams to try these out? Strive to be a better version of yourself this year. Give it a go and let us know!

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