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10 New Year's Resolutions for Healthcare Professionals



New Year's resolutions are a great way to get started on your goals. Whether you're career focused, family-oriented, or want to be a little bit healthier, we've got a few ideas! Read on for 10 resolutions you can make for 2023.


1. Get Fit

It might seem cliché, but getting fit is one of the best things you can do for yourself! Boost your health, your mood, and your energy by getting in about 30 minutes of movement per day.


2. Make time for yourself

Healthcare workers are often so focused on taking care of those around them that they forget that they need to be taken care of, too! Resolve to carve out a little “me time” every day to make sure you’re getting the TLC you need!


3. Practice mindfulness

It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of day-to-day life. A few minutes of meditation each day, a quiet walk, or a yoga class are all great ways to practice mindfulness in the new year.


4. Focus on your sleep schedule

Lack of sleep can increase chances of a myriad of health issues, such as heart disease, stroke, obesity, and a lot more. It might be a good idea to resolve to getting your 8 hours in every night!


5. Work on setting boundaries at work

You may be tempted to accept extra shifts, stay late to help out, or come in on your days off, but those things can all contribute to feelings of increased stress and burnout. It’s okay to say no sometimes in order to have more time to relax and unwind.


6. Schedule an annual checkup

Healthcare professionals need checkups too! An easy resolution is to make an appointment with your Primary Care Physician to make sure your health is in tip-top shape.


7. Expand your network

If you want to take a step forward in your career next year, you can resolve to start building your network! A great way to do this is by creating a LinkedIn profile to get your name out there! If you need some tips on getting started, check out Tips For Building Your LinkedIn Profile.


8. Take a continuing medical education course

If you’re career-focused, taking a continuing education course is a great way to take the next step! Make some time next year to further your education and add onto your resume.


9. Plan a vacation

Did you know that the United States healthcare industry has one of the highest rates of burnout in the world? Creating time for yourself is a great way to avoid stress and burnout, and going on a vacation is a great way to do that! Check out Avoiding Healthcare Burnout for some other great ideas.


10. Find a new job

If you’re unhappy with your current position, or just ready to take the next step in your career (maybe get some better benefits?) now is a great time to start looking. Fix up your resume, get networking, and start looking! And if you need some help finding great positions around the US, we can help. Contact us here.


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