Ah yes, the year is coming to a close, and soon we will see all of the “New Year, New Me,” resolutions. Of course, we all know how long most resolutions tend to be kept (the diet, the sweets ban, the wake up at 5 am and workout plan…) So, we took a poll and asked some of our friends in the medical field for some attainable New Year’s resolution ideas that they want to try in 2017.
Below are a few of our favorites!
- Find a Mentor and be a Mentor
Find that person you admire and plan a lunch or dinner with them. Ask them how they got to where they are and get their tips and tricks of the trade. There is no such thing as knowing everything or learning too much. Likewise, find a newbie and offer to take them to lunch or ask them if they need any help.
- Smile More
In any profession, this resolution goes a long way! Particularly when you are taking care of others, it is a quick way to build trust between you and your patient…reassuring them that you are there to help as much as possible.
- Make Time for You
For busy medical professionals, this resolution is a must. Find the balance and your happy place between work and home. Is the kitchen your sanctuary? Do you love being pampered at the spa? Or is retail therapy through online scrub shopping for hot new colors and prints your jam? Make time for the little things this year.
- Learn Something New
Take a class at the local university to keep your mind sharp or buy a new book! Healthcare is getting more and more complex; this will keep you on top of your game.
- Set Attainable Goals
This resolution will help you with your resolutions. Make your goals specific and achievable. Don’t try and do too much. Small steps forward are better than none.
Do you have a New Year’s Resolution for 2017? Let us know below. Until then, we hope you have a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year!