The first month of another New Year…
A New Year’s Resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or development. Sound like a challenge? It can be.
When the holidays come to an end and all the festivities are over, there’s no better ‘pick me up’ than setting yourself some new aspirations and challenges. Whatever your approach to the New Year may be, it’s nice to have your feet on the starting line, ready to go. It’s no race but it’s definitely the start of a journey.
The first of January is the day these ‘New Year Resolutions’ become effective. People ooze positivity and there is a great amount of optimism and determination in what you have chosen. The easy part is making the resolution, the hardest part is keeping it, and the greatest part is influencing others – which seems to be the case at KHWS.
For all those ‘get fit’ and ‘eat healthy’ individuals, the Nutribullet that lives in the KHWS kitchen is being used more than it ever has been before. People are cutting fruit and sharing healthy shake recipes with each other, whilst they talk about the exercise class they went to the night before. The running club that occurs every Thursday has obtained some new members, as employees are giving up their lunch breaks to go for a run in the city. Go team!
I asked around the office, and here are some of our own New Year Resolutions shared from the KHWS team:
- ‘My new year’s resolution is to try to not spend all my money on clothes’
- ‘This year, my new year’s resolution is to start saving money for my own home’
- ‘Mine is to cut out refined sugars from my diet’
- ‘To do more of the things that make you smile’
- ‘I want to have killer abs, start learning Spanish again, and go back into studying – maybe a masters in coaching’
It sounds like we have a lot of positive employees in the office!
So if you have yet to set your New Year’s resolution, then get thinking and set yourself something to work towards or accomplish. Whether it’s something you’re already working to achieve, something new you want to do, or a fear you want to release, go ahead and set yourself up to do something you’ve always wanted to do.
Here’s some tips to get you on the way:
- Don’t let this be a one off/one time a year occurrence, set yourself goals throughout the year and reflect upon what you really want to achieve
- Regularly remind yourself of why you want to achieve your goals and what the benefits are in doing so
- Don’t follow the crowd, make changes that you want for yourself
- Share your goals with your friends, family and colleges, the support helps