I am one of those people who loves resolutions and the fresh start of a new year. I think it’s because I have always loved goals and structure. I find it energizing, in the way I always find making goals and planning organizing.
Let me add that I don’t believe in efficiency generalizations, and that I get if you fundamentally hate/disagree with resolutions as an idea. The year, and particularly the new year, is a construct. If it helps you, like me, to think of these 12 months as a framework.
In 2017, I’m going to make some commitments to myself personally, to my workplace and coworkers as a community, and to the profession in service.
- Make time for self-care
- Be more physically active
- Learn new things/take classes
- Travel more
- Be a better friend
- Improve my organization
- Initiate 3-4 projects
- Seek training and coaching as a manager
- Focus on my employees/department
- Expand my department’s collaborations
Professional Development Goals:
- No new proposals/Focusing on current commitments
- No more than 5 conferences
- Developing a midcareer plan
- Mentoring/signal boosting