But the best part of getting started with new resolutions this year is because I left work with this view on Thursday night:
Woohoo!! That's my voicemail light! It's on and I DON'T CARE!
Two of my big 2017 resolutions were work-related. First, to check my voicemail every day I was in the office, and second, to do "more" of my own filing.
Holy crap, checking voicemail sucks my will to live! I hate it so much. I'm sure the resolution was good for me, made me better at my job and all that, but I am so happy to let that resolution go. I only missed 3 days I was in the office in all of 2017, so I'd consider that almost perfect. Considering how much I hated doing it, I'm proud of myself for only missing 3 days.
I'll keep doing some of my own filing this year under similar guidelines to what I used last year -- filing things if I can do some almost instantaneously with sending or receiving a message. But on cases where emails are flying back and forth, or cases where I don't address an email the same day I get it, those still go to my assistant to do. But it's not going to be a resolution this year, it's just more of a habit.
My only work-related resolution this year is to stand for a couple hours per day on the days that I work from home (that's not even really work-related). I've worked from home two days so far and have done it both of them.
Does anyone know details on that whole "sitting is the new smoking" thing? Like if I work from home from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. two days per week, if I stand for 2 hours right at the start, does that give any different benefit (and if so, how?) from if I stand for 2 hours mid-day? And is there any difference if I do two separate 1 hour periods? What about 8 separate 15 minute periods? I read about it a while ago, and part of me thinks the least beneficial would be doing a 2 hour block right at the start of the day and then sitting the remainder of the day, and most beneficial would be doing like 16 separate periods of 7.5 minutes. But is the difference in benefit minimal? Or significant? For this year, I'm just doing the 2 hours however it works out. If it's right at the start and all in one block, so be it, but I'd love to know if I'd get more benefit (and how much more) by breaking it up more or doing it more mid-day.