Cheers

Happy New Year 2021!

Hello everyone, and happy new year!! Although we are still cleaning up from 2020, the world is ready for a better year. In fact, many reported hearing more fireworks than ever when ringing in 2021. With the distribution of the vaccine, we will once again be able to live our lives as we please. Here’s to a better year!

New Year, Better You

You always hear about “new year, new me”. But this is how resolutions fail so quickly, ending in some serious cognitive dissonance. Instead, just focus on improving one aspect of your life, whether it be your lifestyle or personality. Having one specific goal will help you stay on track and will be more realistic to accomplish.

Need some ideas rather than go to the gym/eat healthier? How about working on your professional self? Look at LinkedIn and take their relevant courses. Study more words to expand your vocabulary. Re-evaluate the information you currently take in from news and social media. Adjust your following to align with a more intelligent circle. Or, maybe this will be the year you step out of your comfort zone and go after that dream job you’ve always wanted. With a changed job market, now is the time for new beginnings!

Other resolutions you can try to adopt is keeping a journal. For example, I personally decided to write down recipes that I love and will go to often. It’s much easier than using a smart device and having multiple cook books. You can also try managing your items better. Go through all your stuff as if you’re about to move and chunk out anything that you can’t connect with anymore. On that note, when purchasing items, ask yourself if you really need it. We don’t realize how wasteful we are with money until we realize that $40 shirt was only worn once and now it’s just taking up space. Be more realistic with your items!

Also as we proceed into 2021, we would like to acknowledge and remember the hardships of last year. 2020 taught us many lessons- the importance of financial security and companionship. 2020 also taught us not to take anything for granted- life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness were all challenged. Now, we will take it back and live the way we were meant to.

 

Thanks for reading RWC’s first blog of the year! Let us know if you have any New Year’s resolutions in the comments below. Make it a great year, or not- the choice is yours. Happy New Year!

 

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Working From Home Tips

Working from home is great for saving time and gas. You can be just as productive, if not even more so productive when you’re in your own space. Especially if you have a designated work space. It is nice to be flexible with your work area(s), but it does help to have your work in an established office at home. This will help you stay more organized, and help separate work from home easier. And, you can decorate your own office any way you want to!

Routine

Having a routine helps with productivity. Thankfully you get to have a little bit more time to sleep since you don’t have to be on the road, but we suggest waking up at least an hour before you clock in. This will give you time to make your coffee/tea, eat some breakfast, and take care of your pets and family. Use the extra time in the morning to respond back to messages and take care of any business that may distract you. Being mentally alert when you start the work day will help you and everyone else stay on track! However, it’s okay to take little breaks once about every hour to refresh yourself. Restrict them to just a few minutes to avoid getting carried away.

Leave home life away from the desk

Being at home can make it more tempting to go do other things or multitask. That’s why we mention eating before starting work and waking up early enough to give yourself time. Pets are always an exception though- in fact, it can be stress relieving to have your furry one nearby. To help you stay focused, keep a vision board at your desk/office space. Use this to remember your big goals, or little things that you want to save up money for. It also helps to have a clean workspace. Clutter can be distracting and take up work time trying to find room for your coffee.

Additional tips

Sometimes it helps to put yourself more into the productive mindstate with little things such as professional gear or even getting dressed just to help you feel more ready for the day. Some feel as if they are not stimulated enough. Curb this by having something you can absentmindedly fiddle with. When you’re working from home, remember that work is only a part of your day, and you can resume right back to home life after you’re done for the day. It will be more rewarding for yourself and your co-workers when you’ve gotten a lot done at work.

 

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