Traditionally the arrival of a new year was accompanied by a flurry of resolutions - bold declarations of change, a promise to overhaul bad habits and a commitment to big aspirational goals.
But what if the approach could be a little different? Here are 3 alternatives to think about . . .
Instead of setting specific goals, choose a theme or focus for the year. This could be a word or phrase that encapsulates what you want to embody or prioritise in the coming months. For instance, your theme could be “growth,” “creativity,” “mindfulness,” or “adventure.” This approach provides flexibility and allows you to adapt your actions throughout the year while staying true to your overarching theme.
For example, Leadership Development :A theme centered on leadership development emphasises personal and team growth. It involves honing leadership skills, fostering a positive work culture, and empowering employees to reach their full potential.
Work-Life Integration: Embracing a theme of work-life integration involves finding a balance between professional commitments and personal well-being. It emphasises setting boundaries, prioritising self-care, and allocating time for family, hobbies, and rest and relaxation.
Rather than making grand, often overwhelming resolutions, concentrate on establishing or adjusting habits. Break down your objectives into smaller, manageable actions that you can incorporate into your daily routine. Focus on consistency and gradual progress rather than radical changes. For instance, if your goal is to read more, start by committing to reading a few pages each day.
For example Cultivating a habit of continuous learning can involve reading industry-related articles/books, attending webinars or workshops, or dedicating time each day to stay updated with industry trends and developments.
Morning Rituals for Clarity: Establishing morning rituals, such as meditation, exercise, or setting intentions for the day, can provide mental clarity and focus before diving into work-related tasks or your phone!
Rather than setting specific goals, practice setting intentions and regularly reflecting on them. Intentions are broader and focus on how you want to feel, act, or engage with the world. Reflecting on these intentions regularly (weekly, monthly) allows you to adjust your mindset and actions as needed, fostering a more adaptable and mindful approach to personal growth.
For example An intention to integrate sustainability practices into business operations can resonate positively with both team members and customers, reflecting a commitment to making a broader positive impact.
Community Engagement: Having an intention to actively engage with the local community or contribute to causes that align with personal and business values, fostering a sense of purpose and meaningful work.
Amanda Jones, Marketing Manager
Freedom = Experiences
Amanda returned home to family and friends in Tasmania after working in Sydney, NSW and New York, USA in marketing and media advertising roles. She loves to hike, watch the waves crash and connect with our community.
Amanda describes her working ethos as “people first” and she loves exploring the significant impact the work at Collins SBA has on the lives of entrepreneurs, business owners, their families, and the wider community.