The new year is right around the corner! By now, you’ve indulged (or soon will be!) in many holiday goodies and treats, and I bet I know what you’re thinking – time to make that new year’s resolution. Whether it’s a gym membership, a new diet, or simply vowing to be healthier, you WILL make 2018 your best year yet…or at least that’s what you tell yourself.
How about a dose of reality? A whopping 41% of Americans make new year’s resolutions, but only 9.2% actually feel that they successfully achieve their resolution. Let’s work together and start the year off right by making realistic
goals for both our personal and professional lives.
Start by following these tips from the American Psychological Association
- Start small
- Change one behavior at a time
- Talk about it
- Don’t beat yourself up
- Ask for Support
Let PRPS support you and help you achieve your professional goals!
By participating in events like the annual conference, trainings, and webinars you can increase your knowledge, earn CEU credits, and achieve professional certifications. PRPS Professional Development opportunities
are developed to allow professionals to learn new tips and tricks for energizing and engaging staff, stay updated on industry trends, ways to expand enrollment and increase revenue, how to advocate for your agency, and so much more!
If you are looking for more ways to get involved
, consider serving on a committee, volunteering for an event, or becoming an instructor/speaker
for PRPS. These opportunities not only increase your status as an already amazing parks and recreation professional, but can help you grow your experience and spruce up your resume. They also provide great networking sessions and ways to inspire future parks and recreation professionals.
Remember, the Cambridge English Dictionary states that New Year’s resolutions are a promise you make to yourself to start doing something good
or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year. Dedicate time in 2018 by making a promise to yourself to become the best parks and recreation professional you can be and let PRPS help you fulfill your professional goals!
Visit prps.org for more information on 2018 professional development and volunteer opportunities, as well as technical resources, all developed to help you become a better you! Cheers to a new you!