New Year: what to do and what not



Thu, 28 Dec 2017 - 10:32 GMT


Thu, 28 Dec 2017 - 10:32 GMT

New Year. Via CC/Pexels

New Year. Via CC/Pexels

CAIRO – 28 December 2017: We are now on the cusp of the New Year and whatever mindset you want for the coming 365 days has to start clicking into gear from now on, even before the parties and celebrations of the end of 2017. Go out and have fun, but do it from the perspective that it is a last ‘hurrah’ before we set up goals for the coming year. Here are a few tips on what to do and what to avoid in the final days before 2018.

Do not forget past accomplishments

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Often people focus on all the things they want to change and improve in the New Year, but they forget to acknowledge their own successes. It is important to give yourself credit where credit is due to bolster your sense of achievement and confidence for the year to come.

Do not leave loose ends

You want to start your holiday and your year free of the burdens of the past if possible. Any work deadlines and tasks should be finished before you go on break so you can feel unencumbered and start again with a clean slate.

Do not forget to set goals

It is very easy to get caught up in life and find yourself half-way through February with no specific goal accomplished, or path drawn out for the year. Make sure to set yourself clear, time-specific goals and track your progress so you do not end up wasting months of the year.

Do set boundaries at work

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When you are on holiday, the point is to disconnect and unwind, and you cannot do that with constant emails and phone calls from work. Clearly inform your workplace that you would not like to be disturbed, or set specific times during which your colleagues can contact you.

Do spend time with family and friends

The holidays are made to reconnect with your family and friends and to spend some much needed time with them. Most likely, during the year, you are focused on your work and did not give yourself the space to properly connect with your loved ones. Make sure you capitalize on this time and do just that.

Do plan your holiday well

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If you are the kind of person who always needs stimulation, then plan a holiday getaway or activities to do with your friends so you feel that you gain a lot from the holiday. If you prefer to stay home and unwind, do not overbook yourself with seeing people and activities, it will make you feel stressed and as if you did not have a break at all.



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