As we welcome in the new year, it's important to take stock of our careers and think about what we can do to improve and grow. Here are 8 things to consider letting go of in 2023:
Negative thoughts and self-doubt
It's easy to get caught up in negative thinking, especially when faced with challenges or setbacks in our careers. But it's important to let go of these negative thoughts and instead focus on the positive aspects of our work and our abilities.
Pay attention to your thoughts and emotions in the present moment, without judgment. Recognize that negative thoughts and self-doubt are normal, but they don't have to define you.
Fear of failure
Failure is a natural part of the learning and growth process, and it's important to embrace it as an opportunity to learn and improve. Let go of the fear of failure and instead embrace the possibility of success.
Be kind to yourself when you make mistakes or experience setbacks. Remind yourself that everyone has off days, and it's okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.
Unhealthy work habits
Are you working long hours and neglecting your physical and mental health? It's time to let go of these unhealthy habits and prioritize self-care.
Surround yourself with supportive coworkers and create a workspace that is conducive to productivity. Also, it's important to take breaks to recharge and refocus. Step away from your work for a few minutes every hour or so to stretch, take a walk, or do something else that you enjoy.