HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope your holidays were filled with love, cheer, and celebration of everything good this past year. As we kick off 2018, we want to make sure we do it right, which is why we’re sharing our top tips for staying organized, focused and goal-oriented this new year. There’s no better time to start than now, right?!

Get ORGANIZED! Our goals are to stay clear, focused, and on-task this new year, and one of the best places to start is getting (and staying) organized. Get a planner, use your calendar, and make it a goal to zero out your inbox every day. Visualize what you day looks like in the morning, and have a clear to do list laid out before signing off for the day.

Outline your GOALS: Whether it’s three big things each day, or a high-level view of what you want to accomplish each week, physically writing down your goals will make them REAL and easier to chase. Be reasonable and give yourself ample time to complete them, but be sure to challenge yourself and push your limits. This goal-oriented mindset will help you focus on what’s important and keep you from getting side-tracked by unnecessary items.

FOCUS on what MATTERS: This goes for just about everything in life, from your career to your personal endeavors and everything in between. Try not to sweat the small stuff; if you feel yourself getting overwhelmed, breath, get organized, and just dive in. Worrying is nothing but a waste of time and the best course of action is to just get to it! Again, it is important to make sure you’re taking personal time for yourself as well, because that matters too! Listen to your body, take care of yourself, and incorporate hobbies into your life to keep things interesting. Nothing is worse than a burnt out professional.

Have FUN with it! We couldn’t end this blog post without a little bit of fun… that’s just who we are! When the going gets tough or you find yourself in need of some extra motivation, remember WHY you’re doing this in the first place. Get back to your roots, uncover what it is you really love about what you do, and you’ll find that the spark, motivation and encouragement will come from within.

This list could go on forever, but now we want to hear from you! How are you staying organized, focused and goal-oriented this new year? Let us know in the comments below and stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest news from NRPR Group by signing up for our bi-monthly newsletter, HUSTLE WITH A CONSCIENCE!