Why are #Resolutions always left until the New Year, when there’s the most pressure to succeed and it’s the worst time to fail?
Let’s jiggle things up a bit! Let’s have make some #OfficeResolutions today which we can start working on now, as a warm-up to the proper sort in a few months. Everyone is back from summer holiday and the office is busy again, so there is no better time to make some changes. Here’s to being #StuckInTheOffice all together!
What resolutions can you come up with? Comment on this post with your resolution(s) for the chance to win a Euroffice mug!
- “I’ll katch the kitchen kriminal.”
Every office kitchen has a criminal. You’ve got the kettle-not-filler-upper and the mug leaver, but worst of all is the food thief. Well, you’re going lay a trap for them and bring them to justice.
We recommend buying a new office fridge and filling it with food that’s gloopy, brightly coloured and ready to burst – think overstuffed Tupperware. The felon, unable to resist the new spoils in your decoy, will end up with tomato sauce on their shirt (and face) and be easily identifiable.
- “I’m going to look after my back.”
Think about how much time and cash you spend on your phone each year. Hundreds of hours and hundreds of pounds, right? And yet you’re always under pressure to replace it.
Now think about all the time you spend on an office chair. You know, the thing that’s actually helping you levitate (sort of) an affecting your posture for years to come. When’s the last time you spent any money on that?
Yeah, it’s time to get a new chair!
- “I won’t wait for my office computer.”
Each second you spend waiting for a computer is a grain taken from your own hourglass.
If your laptop is too slow and it’s affecting your ability to work, then go and speak to your line manager about it. Explain that it’s frustrating and you’re spending more time sitting around than getting things done.
A reasoned argument will sway them and you’ll soon find yourself with a new machine.
Now you just have to angle the monitor away from your colleagues so they can’t see you watching Netflix without any buffering. Wahay!
- “I’m going to be a ray of sunshine.”
Have you ever noticed how the office grump brings everyone down? There she sits in the corner, all polyester and split ends. You smile, she scowls and suddenly the world seems a little bit darker.
No. No more. You’ll turn her frown upside down by going on a charm offensive. You’re going to buy the office treats and sweets, but leave them by the human raincloud.
Unable to resist your offering, soon the sugar rush will cheer her right up and the office will be a happier place because of your kindness.
- “I’m going to leave on time.”
We’re all working harder and longer these days. Sometimes the pressure to be at the office can seem unbearable; going home on time while others are still working can feel like a betrayal.
But the truth is you do need to look after yourself. If you get home late and mentally spent, you won’t have time for a decent dinner and you’ll sleep poorly. As the stress builds up, you’ll be worn down.
So give yourself permission to leave on time. Even if it’s just once this week, get up and go when you’re supposed to. Finish the project tomorrow. Send the email in the morning.
You’ll feel better as a person and perform better as an employee.
What are YOUR resolutions? Tell us in the comments and you might be the lucky recipient of a Euroffice mug!