Spring has sprung – but have you?
And in the blink of an eye we enter the start of Spring. In the King Recruit office our Spring preparation is in hand, paving the way for some exciting projects in the coming months, such as a brand new website and hiring in-house.
With the arrival of Spring, it sets an expectation, the end of the year seems that bit closer. Remember the goals you set at the start of the year, are they becoming a reality?
Whether you have started a new position or staying put, King Recruit is asking: Out with the old and in with the new, is it time to spring clean your work habits?
Here are King Recruit’s realistic habits to help you spring into action and build upon that all-important personal brand.
Review your goals.
Whether they were set in January or have been ongoing for some time, are they still realistic? Is there a reason as to why these goals aren’t being met? It may be time to review your schedule, is there time available in your day to work on your target? With the best will in the world, no matter how enthusiastic you are, you need to have time. Be realistic: late nights or very early starts are great in theory but beware, trying to create more hours in the day is unsustainable.
Make ‘you’ the priority.
Having a good work ethic does not mean keeping your eyes glued to your computer monitor. It includes knowing how to take care of yourself. Getting proper sleep. Eating right. Taking time to relax and recharge. Keeping your priorities in life clear helps you maintain the proper perspective at work.
You can’t give 100% in any area when your self-care is neglected. Positive moves in your career; such as a promotion or taking on extra responsibility are great but will come with added pressures. As exciting as these ventures are you could still find them stressful. Take time out for you to recharge, after a break it’s easier to compartmentalise and that overwhelming feeling will be replaced by logic and focus.
Turn off the tech.
There’s no denying that tech makes our day job easier however, it’s a distraction at worse having a detrimental impact on your day. You could be in the middle of reading a report and your phone pings….. Instagram is calling.
Multi-tasking is a part of any busy day; however, tech can take you away from the important to look at the mundane. The constant breaks in focus disrupt our concentration, so each time you go back to reading the report you spend extra time re-orientating yourself with the task at hand.
Don’t waste time on the unachievable.
Focus on the items that require your attention that day. It’s counterproductive to sit and worry about work that cannot be done. Always tackle the hardest thing first when your mind is fresh. Ninety percent of people will check their emails as soon as they get to work, answering emails will feel important, however it can set you on a path of distraction.
It’s very easy to go off on a tangent with emails, therefore if you set yourself time twice a day to focus on emails this will assist with prioritising the hardest task.
Still feel like you need a change? At King Recruit we help shape careers. If you are looking for a new opportunity, call King Recruit on 01392 790725 for a confidential discussion.