Getting back into the work groove after the holiday season can feel a lot like trudging through a river of mud–slow, opaque, debilitating. There are no more cookies on the table for a quick snack. No festive music on the radio.
However, many look at January 2 (or 3) with excitement. It’s time for a clean slate and new goals.
For our new series, Top Five, we asked communication professionals where to start when entering a new year. Here are our top five answers (in no particular order).
Looking for tips-- PR/Comms based--that professionals may have regarding what to prioritize after returning from the holidays. Could be client-related, content, mental health, organization, etc. Please reply here! pic.twitter.com/yInocrcyXT
— Nicole Schuman-Nibley, M.A. (@Buffalogal) January 3, 2023
Annual reminder to change the copyright year from 2022 to 2023 in your website footer.
— Lucy Heskins (@lucy_heskins) January 3, 2023
+1 to taking time to reconnect and center one another’s well being before diving into anything. At all. Starting each meeting with a full minute of just breathing and setting intention is a habit I plan to carry throughout the year. After that? Upcoming deadlines! Lol
— elissayancey (@elissayancey) January 3, 2023
Look ahead. Far ahead. Everyone has their predictions, but it’s better to be prepared for June than to think about what’s carried over from December. The windshield is bigger than the rearview.
— Dave Racine (@mkedave) January 3, 2023
I'm prioritizing understanding the pulse of online communities in 2023. What would be most uplifting, entertaining, and useful for people to see this year? My north star is civic imagination, sparked through humor and creativity.
— Sabrina Cartan (@sabrinacartan) January 3, 2023
My first priority will be to reconnect the team as we all come back from the holidays. Since Mid-November we've been going in different directions. Time to reconnect, then recommit to each of our bailiwicks.
— donmanski #BLM #AAPI 🇺🇸 (@Donmanski) January 3, 2023
If you’re headed back to work today, you don’t need to hit the ground running.
It’s okay to start slow, ease into it, review where you were before the break, and plan your next steps before diving in.
Don’t burn out before you even begin.
— Jon-Stephen Stansel (@jsstansel) January 3, 2023
Nicole Schuman is senior editor for PRNEWS. Follow her @buffalogal