Every day, it seems I’m surrounded by tips and advice about how to get more done, be even more successful, or enjoy my life more.  If I open a magazine, listen to a radio show, or scroll through my social media, it won’t take long to find the top tips for building better habits and getting more from my life.

Sometimes I give some of them a go for a few days, maybe even a few weeks, but then I usually slip back into old habits!  Every so often, some of the new habits stick – I find a way to get them to work for me so they became part of who I am.

In my personal life, over the last year, I’ve tried to get into the habit of exercising in the morning.  I do really well for a while and then when I go on holiday, I get out of the routine.  Each time I come home, I spend the first couple of weeks hitting the snooze button rather than doing my workouts, and then one day out of the blue, I’ll find myself more than ready to get out of bed and get back to working out.  I’m sure there are other habits I’ve started and stopped, and will get back to, and I’m sure I’m also not alone!

In my professional life, I’ve recently started a new routine at work that helps me to ensure I get done what I need to do.  It’s a system I used several years ago, and dropped the habit when my job became less doing and more thinking.  But I’ve found myself going back to it due to a recent change in responsibilities and the volume of busy work I find myself juggling.  I use a page-per-day diary that allows me to create a new to do list each day that helps me to notice how often I carry things from one day to the next, but also to keep track of what I do manage to achieve each day.  It’s a habit that works for me, alongside many other habits I’ve invented or discovered for myself to ensure I meet or exceed my own expectations of myself at work.

So what habits can you bring back that can help you in your career now?  What new habits do you want to start, or what habits have you broken that it’s time to get back to? I know I’m not alone in discovering, developing and getting rid of habits in and out of work that support me in achieving what I can each day.

What can you achieve through tweaking some of your habits?  Not sure?  Contact me to talk about how I can help you move forward in your career.