Use these (and any other actions you can think of) to regain a feeling of recognition, excitement, involvement, connection and positivity toward your work and future.
- Take a moment to personally recognize a colleague for a job well done (don’t put this off, do it today). Peer-to-peer recognition can be as powerful as formal recognition programs – and it is a critical bonding activity. Make yours as personal (and meaningful) as possible.
- Find a creative way to involve a junior colleague in a project you are working on. Be selfless…creating opportunity for others can be as rewarding as focusing on your own growth and development.
- Create a new working title that elevates the work you do on a daily basis. Don’t describe your role – describe the powerful impact you have on making this a better place for students, faculty and your fellow staff members. Use this new title as often as possible to describe your value added.
- Take a moment to dream about the future. Write a dream resume (or job description) and use it to guide and benchmark your development over the next year. Dream BIG. You’ll be amazed at how effectively this will organize your time and effort…and how much progress you will make in a short time.
- Go into your bCal right now and schedule an hour, half or full-day for rest and rejuvenation. Request vacation time if you have to (and hire childcare if needed). Periods of rest are incredibly important for enhancing creativity and connectedness.
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