It’s mid-January… how are you doing on your resolutions?

ResolutionsAmong the many articles, blogs, and news links that have crossed my screen over the last few weeks are quite a few with advice on how to set and stick with your New Year’s resolutions…

6 Tips to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions (Huffington Post),

Making Your New Year’s Resolution Stick (American Psychological Association), and

7 New Year’s Resolutions for a Stronger Career in 2014 (US News & World Report)…

to name just a few.

I didn’t set any resolutions at the beginning of this year. Maybe my brain and will were frozen in the extreme cold weather we had. But I’ve been thinking about it over this last week and I realize it’s not too late. The key (as most of the articles say, and as my personal experience proves) is to set small, measurable goals, to not expect perfection, and to persevere even after a slip.

So, I resolve to take at least two mini-breaks per day where I get up and leave my desk. It’s small, it’s measurable, I think I can really stick to it. The increased health benefits and refreshed mental focus when I return to my desk should help increase my efficiency and enjoyment of work.

What about you? Did you make any resolutions this year? How is it going? Is there anything small you can do on a regular basis to improve your work performance–or to better serve your clients or students?

Is there any way using your WISCareers resources could be part of one of those goals?