5 professional resolutions to stick to this year
For some picking a new year’s resolution and sticking to it can be a task in itself. The start of a new year seems an appropriate time to allow for change, almost as if you are pressing a reset button. While it’s always good to plan to eat healthily and exercise more unfortunately somewhere mid-January most forget they even made resolutions. Here at CyberaDigital we have compiled a list of professional new year’s resolutions you should actually keep to assist you in growing your business.
Keep up to date with social media
Never underestimate the power social media will have on your business. Gone are the days that Facebook was just a passing fad that kids used to keep in contact with one another. Nowadays there are over 3 billion internet users—and over 2 billion of them have active social media accounts. Be that Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, you name it, these are all tools that will enable you to stay up to date with current trends and give you one of the most powerful marketing tools for your business to create brand awareness. Through daily social listening and active engagement, you can gather relevant real-time customer data and apply that information to make smart business decisions.
Improve your writing and design skills
There’s always room for improvement. Take that course you’ve been meaning to do for the past year. Try a new method on Photoshop, you never know it could be the best thing you’ve ever done. And there are plenty of free courses online if you’ve already spent your December wages over the New Year break.
Take breaks, you will be happier, more focused and in turn more productive. The human brain wasn’t built for the extended focus we ask of it these days. Breaks help us re-evaluate our goals and allow us to take a step back so we can ensure we are completing our tasks in the correct way. Have a 10 minute ‘time out’ or a 15-minute stroll to increase blood flow to the brain, which can boost creative thought. You’ll no longer be stuck for what to write for that next assignment.
Ask for help when needed
Don’t be afraid to ask your colleagues for help or assistance with that project. A fresh eye and bouncing ideas off one another can sometimes be the key to creative flow.
There’s so much new info out there and it’s changing all the time. Stay in the know. You can find inspiration at every corner and it will help your ideas to stay fresh and current.