The changing of seasons, the turning of a calendar page, the start of a new year – all of these things can bring with them a craving for change.
With most of us spending close to a third of our lives at work, making an adjustment to our work life can be a great way to satisfy that craving.
Refresh Your Day to Day Work Life
While you may not be ready or willing to make a career change and the time may not be right to change jobs, there are various adjustments you can make within your existing occupation and role that can leave you feeling refreshed.
Here are just a few suggestions for how you can revamp your work life this year.
Change Up Your Routine
Routines are hugely important in our lives as humans, but they can also get stale over time. One great way to revamp your work life is to revamp your daily routine.
You can make a substantial change by completely overhauling your daily schedule, or a more subtle one by making some smaller tweaks.
Some options to consider include:
- Try out a new workout routine (For those in the Wakefield area, here are some local gyms to check out before or after work.)
- Work some new forms of self care into your daily routine
- Wake up earlier
- Disconnect from your phone and social media 30 minutes before bed
- Start a new hobby
- Only check email periodically throughout the day, during certain established timeframes
You may find that a subtle tweak to your routine can change the whole feel of your day. Don’t be afraid to try out some options to see what works!
Update Your Workspace
In addition to updating your daily routine and how you work, changing where you work can be a great way to revamp your work life in the new year.
Whether you work in an office or you work from home, you spend a lot of time in your workspace. It’s worth taking a look to see where you can make some simple upgrades, and figure out if there are certain aspects of your space that could be working better for you.
Looking for some inspiration for updating your workspace? Here are a few ideas:
- Rearrange the layout of your workspace
- Add some new decor
- Bring in some greenery
- Invest in an ergonomic desk set-up
- Upgrade your equipment
Find more details on improving your office environment here, specifically if you’re working in-office.
Speaking of updating your workspace, a quick (or in-depth) cleaning can make a world of difference. Even if you don’t have the budget for new decor, cleaning and reorganizing your existing office layout can change the whole feel and give your work life a whole new vibe.
Cleaning and getting rid of things can open up opportunities for reorganizing and might even encourage you to try your office in a new layout. Plus, you’ll find that an overall clean-up can leave you feeling more inspired and refreshed when you sit down to work each day.
Looking for some quick cleaning ideas? Here are some office space cleaning tactics that will take you 5 minutes or less.
Upgrade Your Commute
If you’re back to commuting to the office (or you will eventually be returning to the office post-COVID), you may not be feeling terribly excited about having to travel to and from work every day. This is likely especially true if you enjoyed the perks of working from home.
That being said, there are a number of easy ways you can improve your commute. Some suggestions for small changes that can make a big impact when it comes to transforming your daily trip to work include:
- Listen to a new podcast
- Listen to an audiobook
- Take a new route
- Treat yourself to a coffee or breakfast sandwich once in a while on your way in
Find a New Office
If you’re looking to make a bigger, more significant change to your work life, finding a new workspace altogether may be the update you’re looking for!
Whether you’re a solopreneur considering making the move to an office space rather than a home office, or you’re considering renting a larger space that has room for your startup to grow, leasing a new space can jumpstart creativity and give your work life the revamp you’ve been craving.
Wondering how to go about finding a new office space? Here are some suggestions to point you in the right direction, particularly if you’re looking in the Boston MA area.
Interested in moving your business to an office park? If you’re looking to take advantage of the benefits of being an office park tenant and you’re looking for available space in the greater Boston area, be sure to check out The Lakeside Park.
With a wide variety of available office spaces and flexible lease options that can suit businesses in many different industries and scenarios, we are a great option if you’re looking for a new space that’s both affordable and in a desirable location.
Change Up Your Work Life
If you’re looking to make a small yet impactful update, or you’re looking to completely overhaul your work life in the coming year, these ideas are a great place to start. No matter how you choose to change things up, it always feels good to refresh what feels a bit stale by making a change for the better.
Looking for other ways you can refresh your work life in the coming year? Be sure to check out the following:
7 Career Goals to Help You Succeed in the New Year – Resolutions don’t have to start on January 1st. Check out these ways you can strive to take your work life to the next level in the new year, or any time.
Back to School for Business Owners – These continuing education courses are great for entrepreneurs looking to up their game and continue developing professionally.