As organized career girls who have it together, we know you likely have your own New Year checklist prepped and ready.
Here are a few more things to consider adding on (if they aren’t there already). Because trying new things keeps life interesting and you productive.
1. Schedule yourself out
Choose a day and spend 30 minutes or so scheduling out all of your appointments.
Doctor, dentist, optometrist, dermatologist, and any specialists you might see for a check-up once a year. Getting these visits on the calendar is half the battle.
2. Create a work uniform
We’ve read some inspiring wardrobe stories from career girls this year, like art director Matilda Kahl who deliberately wears the same thing to work every day.
Not only will it save you time and energy but you can establish your own personal brand and signature look.
If you decide to give it a go, consider donating your gently used professional clothing to an organization like Dress For Success that works to empower women to achieve economic independence.
3. Establish a morning routine
Let’s face it, mornings can be tough, even for the self-proclaimed morning people.
4. Buy a fitness band
You can’t celebrate progress without benchmarks. Measuring your steps and your sleep with a will help you stay focused on living an active and healthy lifestyle.
Plus, if you’re super competitive you can share your badges to all your family and feel accomplished.
5. Pick up the phone
Every now and again, it’s great to pick up the phone and actually speak to someone. The best time?
Think extremes. When you are overwhelmingly happy, call to share the great news.
An email can never convey the joy in your voice on your best day ever. The same goes for when you are terribly upset. Your friends and family are the only ones who can share your feelings, too, so make sure you stay in touch!
6. Say no
It’s OK to put yourself first. Politely decline that thing you don’t want to do and likely don’t have the time for.
It’s not sustainable for you to be everything to everyone! Everyone needs time to themselves sometimes.
7. Learn something new
Sure, you learn new things at work everyday. But what about that thing you’ve always wanted to know how to do?
Perhaps you want to play the guitar? Or learn to code?
Or maybe it’s just that illusive Pilates reformer that has been beckoning you.
Studies continue to show the incredible benefits of meditation, from reducing anxiety, and stress to actually changing the brain.
Try taking a few minutes every day and sit in silence. Acknowledge all those wandering thoughts swirling in your head and let them go without reacting to them.
You know how sometimes you need to turn your phone off and back on to get it to work properly? Apply that principle to your mind.
By Rachel Curran