5 Goals to Help You Say New Year New Me(ish) in 2022

GROWTH Community member, Rachel Tomlin is here to say New Year New Me(ish) as she shares a few of her goals for 2022. 

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Rachel Tomlin

Happy 2022! Over the last two years, our health and productivity have been in the spotlight, and it has given us the opportunity to make some choices to really better ourselves in those areas. Let’s give ourselves some credit, so I’m here to say New Year New Me(ish) as I feel like I’ve made some great strides in living a healthier life and creating a better work-life balance, and I’m proud of that. I want to continue down that path and add a few new goals to work toward this year to help me continue to be the best version of myself. These are the commitments I want to make this year:

Take Daily Walks Outside. I look forward to taking a quick walk every day to get my body moving. Taking walks outside has been shown to increase your vitamin D levels and help lower your blood pressure. Also, getting in some light exercise and fresh air throughout the day makes me feel good (hello, endorphins!) and gives me a much-needed break from looking at my computer screens.

Meditate. Between work anxiety and all the additional outside stressors that have seemed to find their way into our everyday lives lately, finding a way to stay balanced is so important. Meditation can reduce stress and anxiety and increase memory and productivity, which is why I’m looking to add a 10-minute meditation to my daily routine this year.

Drink More Water. I will grab a coffee or kombucha before water almost every day. In 2022 I want to focus on drinking more water. Dehydration can affect everything from your productivity to making your skin wrinkle prematurely (not here for that). So in my efforts to drink more water, I have a new water bottle to use to help me stay on track to drink 64 oz of water a day. Here’s to glowing skin and a happy digestive system; bottoms up!

Read Books. I have always been someone who loves to read, but it’s been about taking the time to do it, which I haven’t done lately. As someone whose job requires them to be in front of a computer screen all day, my eyes and brain need a break. Reading books gives me that break and helps eliminate some of my stress, boosts my creativity, and when I read at night….it helps me get a good night’s sleep. I already have my first book of the year on deck (The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine, in case you’d like to join me), and I can’t wait to get back into the routine of opening up a book instead of my phone when getting into bed.

Use a Standing Desk. I just got a standing desk, and I am loving it. I felt this was a step in the right direction in my quest to continue making healthy choices. I’ll admit it, I’m a “sloucher”….No matter what chair I’m in, I find myself hunched over my computer, typing away after a few hours. Allowing myself to stand not only has been helping my posture, but it gives me a subtle change in my environment which always seems to provide me with additional motivation and opportunities for creativity.

What are you doing (or want to continue doing) in 2022 to be the healthiest and happiest version of you at work and at home?


Rachel Tomlin is an Executive Recruiter for SearchWide Global.

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