While 2020 has been a bit of a wild ride, there can be some good things to come out of it. We are all embracing change and learning to live in a new normal which has caused us all to develop new habits. As a team, our Life Science Recruiters have worked together to implement new habits to increase our network connection rates. This is something that all teams can do together or on an individual basis. While we in the mindset of change, now is the perfect time to do self-audits and create new good habits to finish out 2020 strong and positive.
Start by taking a look in the mirror. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Identify which bad habits are holding you back. What good habits would you like to develop? Find focus and motivation to peruse those by identifying your “why” for creating these good habits.
Find the small habits that create the larger habit. Start to actively enforce adding these small habits into your daily routine. Eventually these will become routine enough to become a part of your autopilot mode. The key to start will be starting small and making it routine.
Whether you hold yourself accountable or you ask someone to be a positive influence to hold you accountable, make sure to enforce that you are held accountable to your focus and your “why.” This can be done by creating plans, celebrating the wins and looking at the mistakes to determine how to decrease mistakes and amplify the wins.
Good Habits to Pick Up
- Create a morning routine
- Track numbers and productivity
- Ignore the things that are wasting your time
- Create and stick to a budget
- Make time for communication
- Show appreciation
- Do one small act of kindness everyday
- Eat breakfast every morning
- Get a full night of sleep
- Drink enough water
- Set goals and track progress
Creating new habits can be done as a team or individually. Identify the areas you would like to see more success and create good habits to work towards that success. Habits can either be the thing to hold you back or help you succeed, so in a time a change, create good habits to push yourself towards bigger and more consistent successes.
Written by Abigail Cherry– Lead Researcher for the Life Sciences Recruiters