As a community manager you endure stressful challenges every day. We know this from the countless conversations we’ve had with community managers across North America, about how to make your work life easier.
We also know that what you DON’T need is another know-it-all article. You know, the type that tells you to set goals or organizational tips for your New Year’s resolutions.
Research shows that of the roughly 200 million Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, only eight percent are successful. A third of people don’t even make it past January while a quarter of us give up within the first week!
At Evercondo, we believe that we need some kind of mental support in order to achieve our goals like how a table needs legs to support it in order to stand. So before we get into the mode of listing out our goals for the next year, it’s important for us to reflect upon all the things we’ve accomplished in the past year, even the smalls ones. It happened and it was all because of you and your work. Celebrate it with joy because you deserve it and use that momentum to support and propel you towards achieving loftier goals this coming new year.
Here are three things to ponder as we finish off the year:
The high points of the past year
What outstanding things happened this year? What made you feel happy? Think about what you learned and whom you met—all the new people, meaningful experiences, and life lessons. Remember your achievements and feel good about your good deeds.
What you’re grateful for
Reflect on all the good things in your life and give thanks in your heart. This includes your career. An air of gratitude about your work makes challenges easier to face. Being a property manager is stressful; so be grateful your job pushes you to develop skills valued by other industries. That crossover flexibility expands your career possibilities.
What you want most in your life and career
Let your mind wander as you imagine what you want to do with the rest of your life. Dream big. Think about where you want to live, what your “dream job” looks like. Expand your thinking beyond small, progressive changes from the life and career you have now.
Do you usually make New Year’s resolutions? Share with us your stories in the comments below!
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