Give your goals a spring clean and refresh your career

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It’s that time of year when everyone wants to dust off the dark and gloominess of winter and hit that refresh button! With the daffodils starting to appear, now is a really positive time of year to review your career and really go for those goals.

We’ve all been there; it’s difficult to keep on track and stay focused when there is a lot of pressure in your working environment but there are ways in which we can remain focused on our goals and creating the opportunities to get us there.

One way that helps me is to find something that inspires you and realigns that focus point which converts into motivation. With a world full of HR topics it can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming, especially if you are new to the resources so it’s a case of finding out what makes you tick to get reclaim that motivation and increase productivity.

  1. Find a good book; the hygge enthusiast in me seeks instant comfort in books and whilst the comfort zone is often viewed as the safe place often with negative perceptions; however it can be the starting point of some wonderful ideas. At the moment I am reading “She Means Business” by Carrie Green, it’s full of inspirational tips and whilst I’m not an entrepreneur it gives you plenty to think about and set those goals more specifically
  2. Review your current goals; are they specific to your needs from when you last set them? Have you measured their success? If they’ve not worked then why not? Take time out and review them thoroughly before resetting them to suit who you are now. If your goals have not been reached remember, do not put yourself down or look at it negatively; think of it as a learning curve
  3. Book yourself on to an event, in the next couple of weeks I’m heading to the CIPD Student conference in Birmingham, even though I have experienced so much it’s important to always remember that you’ll never know everything, there will be new people to connect with, different speakers to learn from and you never know, you might just find something that really interests you
  4. Be honest! Be honest with yourself and remain realistic, always. It’s really important to continuously review your progress and adapt when necessary otherwise this can make you feel really disheartened when you don’t get to where you wanted to be at that particular time. As many well respected business professionals would say “you cannot put a time limit on success”
  5. Spend your time wisely, make some time for you and ensure you keep to a good time management routine, make time for family and friends. It sounds really basic, but quality time away from the desk makes you realise exactly what you are working so hard for

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