As we usher in the new year, many of us embark on a journey of self-improvement, setting resolutions that promise a better version of ourselves. However, have you ever wondered why these resolutions often fizzle out before the first quarter ends? The missing link might be aligning your goals with your unique work style.
I recently had the opportunity to explore this concept in an article published on Fast Company titled, “How to Ace Your New Year’s Resolution and Upgrade Your Life.” In it, I delve into the importance of understanding your innate work style and tailoring your resolutions accordingly.
In the hustle and bustle of life, we each have a distinct way of responding to pressure, shaping our behaviors and tendencies. Let me share some insights and resolutions tailored to different work styles, which I believe can make a significant impact on achieving your goals in the coming year.
DOERS: Embrace Structure and Productivity
If you resonate with the doer archetype, thriving on structure and efficiency, maintaining that sense of control is crucial. Set goals that align with your need for achievement, create a dedicated workspace, and leverage tools that enhance focus and productivity. Remember, movement is your ally during breaks, helping you process stress and recharge.
THINKERS: Navigate Complexity with Precision
Thinkers excel in sorting through data and solving complex problems. Organizing tasks, batching similar activities, and utilizing task manager tools can streamline your workflow. Don’t forget to step out of your head during breaks – a brief shift to something physical or heartwarming can reset your mind for greater focus.
SEERS: Harness Creativity and Innovation
For those who generate creative possibilities under stress, energize your mornings by dressing for success, even when working from home. Embrace flexibility in your schedule, alternating between routine and creative tasks. Tools like mind managers can capture your innovative ideas, and creative breaks will keep your inspiration flowing.
FEELERS: Connect and Collaborate
Feelers thrive on human connections, seeking support and collaboration during tough times. Kickstart your day by reaching out to someone you deeply connect with. Enlist an accountability buddy to navigate challenges, and utilize project management tools or coworking spaces to stay connected and inspired. Your breaks should involve connecting with people, either virtually or in person.
Imagine a year where your resolutions not only stick but also align with your natural tendencies, making you feel more balanced and equipped for success. Dive into the full article to discover more insights and strategies for a transformative year.
Here’s to a new year and a new you!