Data Analytics, Real Talk

New Year’s Resolution: Self-Care

Trying something a little different with the blog for 2017. I’m going to use it to share some more informal thoughts about business, leadership, and of course, writing and communication. Hope you enjoy it—let me know what you think!

Though I don’t formally make new year’s resolutions, the end of an old year and the beginning of a new is always a good time to take stock. As an entrepreneur and a family person, I’m always balancing the drive for serving my customers and taking care of my responsibilities with staying healthy physically and emotionally. Looking at the year to come, I’m going to have to make it a point to carve out time for self-care.

I used Daily Burn for a 30-minutes-per-day workout last summer and am returning to it now. I’ve also heard great things about Headspace for facilitating a few minutes of meditation in the day and plan to try it out this month. Let me know if you have any recommendations that have worked for you.

Besides resolutions, what else do we like to do to mark the new year? Make predictions. I have clients in the data analytics space and spent much of last year glued to the data-driven predictions about the election. How wrong most of it turned out to be! Is 2017 the year we return to the human touch? Where is data leading us, and what is the place for instinct and gut feeling? A point to ponder as we set sail for 2017.

Looking forward to getting back to my projects today and reconnecting with clients to start some new work! I am writing a catalog for a major cultural heritage client, and have white papers, case studies, and research coming on deck.

Today’s laugh:

photo-dec-22

Today’s links:

A Dirty Secret About Creative People
10 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make You Mentally Stronger
Big Data’s Big Misses: 2016 Was A Bad Year For Predictions

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