Every January, millions of Americans set New Year’s Resolutions– to lose weight; to quit smoking; to save money; to find a new job. But nearly 92 percent of these major resolutions will fail for one reason or another.
Instead of setting a big resolution for 2015, consider looking at the little changes you could make to improve yourself this year. We have three easy tips that you can implement at work to start building a happier and healthier you in 2015.
1. Get away for lunch
We get it. Things get busy. You meant to take a lunch break but the next thing you know you’re scarfing down a sandwich at your desk while you work through your lunch. Again. It may not seem like a big deal, but leaving your office– or at least your desk– for lunch will boost your energy and cognitive thinking for the rest of the afternoon. Your brain needs a lunch break.
2. Plan ahead
Take a look at your calendar each week and determine what needs to get done, and then carve out some time in your schedule to do it. After all, not planning ahead is probably part of the reason you’ve been eating your lunch at your desk to begin with. Solid planning will allow you to meet your deadlines and also to leave work on time more often and avoid working extra hours at night and on the weekends.
3. Build relationships
Building relationships and having a support system at work will make your time in the office much more enjoyable. Go out to lunch, take a walk during your break or attend after-hours events with your coworkers to build relationships that will make for a happier, healthier and more productive workplace.