Now for the second part of 2313 Inc.‘s list of awesome resolutions to make in the new year!
If you missed Part 1 you can read it here.
3. “In 2018, I will take every opportunity to express my appreciation to those around me.”
Verbally sharing and physically showing appreciation are natural next steps to feeling gratitude internally (#2 on our list).
We stumbled upon a pretty awesome quote on Twitter recently:
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward
It’s easy to assume that the people around us know that we appreciate them — and in most cases, they probably do. But, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make them feel good to hear you express it.
There isn’t a person on earth who doesn’t feel a spark of joy when given a genuine compliment or when recognized for their hard work. So why not share the love? Who knows, it might be great for your own life and career.
Perhaps 2018 will be the year in which you go out of your way to verbalize your gratitude to those whom you appreciate.
4. “In 2018, I will plan my week in advance, every single week.”
Have you ever had one of those weeks where you’re just flying by the seat of your pants, rushing around to get things done, jotting down reminders in random places, and just feeling utterly overwhelmed? We all have.
The problem with those disorganized weeks is that not only do you feel terrible, but your productivity isn’t optimal either.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” -Benjamin Franklin
In this new year, make it your mission to avoid being disheveled at all costs. The most effective way to do this is to make it a top priority to always plan out your week — before the new week begins.
Many people like to do this on Sunday, but it doesn’t necessarily matter which day you choose. What is most important is that you take the time to think through the priorities of the week, and to organize your time accordingly.
Make 2018 the year you plan and prioritize.
What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Share them with 2313 Inc. in the comments section below!
From all of us here in Farmington Hills, we wish you a happy and successful year ahead!
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