By Christine Cervelli, Assistant Director of Career Services, NJIT and Sam Moore, Assistant Director of Communications and Virtual Resources, Temple University
As the New Year approaches, we often take time to evaluate our lives, both personal and professional, and set a “resolution.” Wikipedia describes a New Year’s Resolution as “a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day.” We often have the best of intentions to keep these promises to ourselves, but sometimes life takes over and the resolutions slip out of our minds.
We all want to keep our resolutions, but studies suggest that only about 8% are successful. So how do we increase our success rate? Common advice is to clearly define goals, track our progress, and to be accountable to each other. This year, EACE wants to help you to keep your resolution! We will be sharing our resolutions through social media this January so we can all support one another (and maybe even win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards.) Friends and colleagues can help check up on our progress and help provide reminders, support and encouragement as needed. Think about your goals or any change you want to make in 2017 and get started on making it happen!
Whether you are planning to exercise more, learn a new skill, or eat healthier, we want to hear about it! Share your #EACE #NewYearsResolution with @EACEPR starting Jan. 1st – 20th and you will be entered to win one of TWO $50 Amazon Gift Cards! That’s right, not only can you get into shape or finally learn how to make paella, but you can get rewarded just by telling us! Our lucky winners will be selected on Tuesday, January 10 and Tuesday, January 24, so by sharing your Resolution with us by January 10 you will double your chances to win. Holiday shopping doesn’t have to end in December, just make sure you tag @EACEPR with your #EACE #NewYearsResolution and you could win big!