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  string(3427) "Twas the week before Christmas and I found myself flying solo in the office as my colleagues enjoyed an early break. I imagined myself being bored, lonely and seeking comfort in Google. I wondered... Could I be trusted to manage myself?

Surprisingly, the answer is yes!

I set myself goals I wanted to tackle in preparation for the New Year and put together a list of tasks to help me close off my year in an orderly fashion. I planned, I organised, and researched for next year. I interviewed candidates seeking new opportunities in the New Year and I spoke to existing clients and candidates and ensured all my ducks were in a row.

In order to drive myself forward to the finishing line and holidays, I challenged myself to “do one more” when I was about to move on to my next task and this is my new mantra and New Year’s challenge and resolution to myself; ONE MORE.

Typically in the spirit of a New Year, we all want to improve our health, wealth, happiness and general well-being whether that means working more, working less, spending more time at the gym or spending more time with our loved ones - and I for one am on board with all of the above.

My New Year’s resolution is simple, “One More”. I resolve to do one more in all of my endeavours, personal and professional. For example, at various stages throughout the working day, we all reach that point where it’s time for a cup of caffeine. However, before you satisfy your cravings, do one more thing. Make one more call or tick off one more task on your to do list and then enjoy your cuppa. Don’t rush back to your desk, gulp half of it down and leave the other half go cold; earn it and enjoy it.

Just before you go to lunch, answer a colleague’s query.

Fight the urge to click on Google or Social Media and do one more task!

At 5.29, action one more email!

When you hit the 3pm slump and decide it’s time for caffeine, make one more call!

Its mind over matter the majority of the time and by pushing myself and rising up to the challenge, I feel that I’ve done more than the minimum when I log off at the end of the day.

The same method can be applied to the inevitable New Year health and fitness regime and again I say one more! I love that feeling on a Wednesday where I’ve been to the gym 3 times already. I feel a little smug and quite pleased with myself but then instead of pushing on, I often don’t return until the following Monday or Tuesday. So this year, instead of starting from scratch every week, I am determined to visit the gym just once more.

Just one more! One more circuit, another class or even one more minute on the treadmill! I’m on day 3 and already and I can feel the difference. I’m engaged, I’m motivated and I’ve got the gym bag ready to go.

Florence Nightingale said “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse”.

Go the extra mile this year; leave the excuses in the past and DO JUST ONE MORE!

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Twas the week before Christmas and I found myself flying solo in the office as my colleagues enjoyed an early break. I imagined myself being bored, lonely and seeking comfort in Google. I wondered… Could I be trusted to manage myself?

Surprisingly, the answer is yes!

I set myself goals I wanted to tackle in preparation for the New Year and put together a list of tasks to help me close off my year in an orderly fashion. I planned, I organised, and researched for next year. I interviewed candidates seeking new opportunities in the New Year and I spoke to existing clients and candidates and ensured all my ducks were in a row.

In order to drive myself forward to the finishing line and holidays, I challenged myself to “do one more” when I was about to move on to my next task and this is my new mantra and New Year’s challenge and resolution to myself; ONE MORE.

Typically in the spirit of a New Year, we all want to improve our health, wealth, happiness and general well-being whether that means working more, working less, spending more time at the gym or spending more time with our loved ones – and I for one am on board with all of the above.

My New Year’s resolution is simple, “One More”. I resolve to do one more in all of my endeavours, personal and professional. For example, at various stages throughout the working day, we all reach that point where it’s time for a cup of caffeine. However, before you satisfy your cravings, do one more thing. Make one more call or tick off one more task on your to do list and then enjoy your cuppa. Don’t rush back to your desk, gulp half of it down and leave the other half go cold; earn it and enjoy it.

Just before you go to lunch, answer a colleague’s query.

Fight the urge to click on Google or Social Media and do one more task!

At 5.29, action one more email!

When you hit the 3pm slump and decide it’s time for caffeine, make one more call!

Its mind over matter the majority of the time and by pushing myself and rising up to the challenge, I feel that I’ve done more than the minimum when I log off at the end of the day.

The same method can be applied to the inevitable New Year health and fitness regime and again I say one more! I love that feeling on a Wednesday where I’ve been to the gym 3 times already. I feel a little smug and quite pleased with myself but then instead of pushing on, I often don’t return until the following Monday or Tuesday. So this year, instead of starting from scratch every week, I am determined to visit the gym just once more.

Just one more! One more circuit, another class or even one more minute on the treadmill! I’m on day 3 and already and I can feel the difference. I’m engaged, I’m motivated and I’ve got the gym bag ready to go.

Florence Nightingale said “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse”.

Go the extra mile this year; leave the excuses in the past and DO JUST ONE MORE!

 

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