What’s Another Year – Our Team Alice Resolutions For 2017:

We’ve shut the door on 2016 – some people will be glad to see the back of it, what with Trump and Brexit and the rest. For Alice PR, it was a good and positive year with many great achievements and highlights, which we recounted in our final blog of the year which you can read here.

As we settle in to a new year and our new office, we’re looking ahead to 2017. We’ve been chatting about our new year’s resolutions in both work and home life. We are all trying to start off being fitter, healthier but we are also looking to other ways to change ourselves for the better.

What are your new year’s resolutions – share them with us in the comments section. We’d love to hear from you. Happy New Year – from all at Alice PR!

Martina:

Having had a great year in 2016, I am looking forward to the year ahead. Being super-busy building up Alice PR has been brilliant, and I’ve loved developing the business and learning through that as I go but it’s also made me very aware that I need to set aside time for keeping on top of what’s new in the world, and also to set aside time for myself. Bearing all of this in mind, my three resolutions are:

  • To read more diverse newspapers / magazines (and in hard copy more, rather than just online)
  • Achieving a better work / life balance, and avoiding excessive checking of emails outside of office hours!
  • Upskilling. This industry moves so quickly so I am keen to keep on top of things so that can be sure I am offering the very best service to my clients by utilising the very latest in technology. With this in mind, I have signed up for a Digital Comms course which starts in a couple of weeks and I am really looking forward to it.

Elaine:

I finished my Higher Diploma in Digital Media Design in 2016, and was so thrilled about my achievement and the result I got. I couldn’t quite believe that I had it in me – I still don’t! But since then, I have hardly found the time to put those skills that I learned in to practice. So, my main resolution is a simple one; to put my skills to work, and to have confidence in my own abilities. If I achieve that, I will be very pleased with myself and 2017 will also be a good year for me.

Ciara:

I am all for achieving work / life balance and Alice PR is great to work for when it comes to helping me nail this. With one small child and another on the way, I work from home a lot but my resolution for 2017 is to actually get in to the office a bit more, particularly  now that we have our swanky new office!

Other than that, there is also the annual ‘drive on a motorway’ resolution which has been on the list for the last 10 years, so we’ll see how that goes!

Oh and listening to podcasts are on my list too. I want to work through the Irish Times Women Podcast and there is a West Wing one too…so much to do!

Emily:

My new year’s resolution is to stop getting so easily distracted by random articles when I’m going online with a specific purpose! I also want to learn to say no to cakes in the office, just because it’s there, doesn’t mean I have to eat it! Apart from that I want to read more, and improve my swimming to eventually be able to do a triathlon (just a mini one!).

Niamh:

I would like to work towards being more efficient. Like Emily, I get distracted online by articles so I’m looking forward to being more productive for the hours I’m in the office.

In slight contradiction to that, I actually want to read more articles too! I’m going try and limit myself to either reading articles / listening to podcasts when I’m on the bus. It can be a struggle when the eyes are tired in the morning though!

Eva:

As a rule, I don’t do New Year resolutions but in terms of better habits, I’m trying to bring my own lunch to work, read outside my comfort zone (my bookclub has been great for this), teaching myself how to swim and as I’m managing 2 political campaigns/strategies, getting better at time management is really key for 2017.

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