It’s the time of the year, where we set our sights on conquering goals and taking steps towards becoming the best versions of ourselves. It’s a chance to hit pause and reflect back on the obstacles we overcame and think forward to the successes we want to achieve in the near future. 2020 is the year of grand vision, which is why we’ve rounded up a few totally-achievable resolutions to take your career to the next level.
This is the year you put those boss lady pants on and show the world what you’re really made of. You got this.
Learn one new skill
Pick one technical skill and find out how to do it. Whether it’s Photoshop or coding, adding an extra skill into your repertoire will keep you ahead of the pack. Look for classes at local trade schools or art schools, or check out one of the various sites like Skillshare or Lynda to take classes online.
Get to networking
While it may be difficult to squeeze in every single conference or networking event into your already-packed itinerary, getting out there and meeting new people should definitely top your to-do list this year. Be selective about which events you want to attend, but be sure to make an effort to mix and mingle. You never know when you’ll meet your next future business partner.
Help someone else get ahead
In today’s political climate, it’s more important than ever to create an environment where every voice is valued and supported. Even though it’s 2020, women (especially women of color) are often still undermined in the workplace, which is why it’s so important that we work together to amplify the voices of others and lift those around us. Share a colleague’s work on social media, make intros and connections, and be each other’s personal cheerleader every once in a while. It’ll make a world of difference.
Improve work-life balance
It’s no secret that lack of work-life balance can lead to burning out, as well as a slew of other health issues, which is why this is one of the most important resolutions on our list. Pencil in an hour every morning to take time for yourself before you rush into a full day of meetings. Do a short daily meditation, make yourself a healthy breakfast, and/or do a light workout. Take a walk outside during your lunch break or schedule a once a week class after work so you’ll have something to look forward to. You’ll be surprised by how much an hour of “you time” a day can change your life.