New Year doesn’t have to mean a completely new you


Every time the 1st January comes around, there’s an overwhelming blitz on social media and in the media about New Year’s resolutions, telling you that now is the time to completely reinvent yourself, your life and your career. We say; don’t get pressured into going along with all of the New Year hype!

You’re you for a reason and that shouldn’t ever change! Yes, New Year can sometimes provide you with the impetus to kick long-held plans into action, but we believe that investing time in yourself and your life shouldn’t just be restricted to a frantic few weeks at the beginning of the year. It should be something you proactively build into your year round activities.

If you feel the need to make some changes to your routine, it’s as good a time as any. Whether you want to be more productive at work, eat more healthily, improve your fitness or become more assertive, follow our tips and you should be well on your way to becoming a more improved you.

  • Purchase a diary/journal

A little organisation goes a long way. Purchase a good diary or journal that will help you plan out any events or daily activities. Write down any inspirations or ideas that crop up throughout the year. You’d be surprised how effective putting thoughts into writing can help. Physically seeing your routine, aspirations and ideas written down can mobilise you into action. 

  • Make a motivational playlist 

There’s nothing better than starting the day off with music that raises your spirits and puts you in a good mood. Go upbeat if you need help getting motivated first thing on a morning or have a big task at hand that you need to immerse yourself in. If you need to unwind and slow the racing thoughts, choose something gentle or find some good meditation recordings. When you allow yourself to stop and step away from the frantic every day routine, you will benefit from clearer, and often more creative thinking.

  • Fitness first

Similar to the last point, a different way to get yourself motivated is to do some exercise first thing on a morning. Whether you enjoy going to the gym, hitting the pool, pounding the pavements, or simply doing a few sit-ups when you first wake up, getting your body moving is a sure way of ensuring you’re ready for the day ahead. Similarly, this doesn’t have to be done on a morning! Fitting exercise in at any point during the day has been proven to improve productivity and mood regardless of what time it is. Therefore, workouts in lunch breaks or evenings help just as much if you were to get up first thing. So remember: exercise endorphins positivity.

  • Focus on your career

If you’re eager to progress in your career, or differently, have a change in your career, then the New Year could be a good starting point to begin researching your options. Before doing anything drastic, weigh out the pros and cons of your current role. Ask yourself questions such as: Am I satisfied? Is this something I see myself doing long term? Is it enough? If you find yourself saying ‘no’ to these, we would recommend that you try something different. This way, you can avoid becoming trapped and bored in a role that you clearly don’t like. On the other hand, if you want to progress I your career, ensure that you’re doing everything possible to make that happen. Put yourself forward for internal interviews, be productive and proactive, go above and beyond expectation and remember to just be yourself!


Remember, make sure you’re doing the right thing for you. Like we’ve said, New Year doesn’t have to be the time to scrap everything and start again, it could just be the beginning of you integrating some small things into your routine that make you feel better. Again, if you’re looking at changing careers and you require training, take a look at our courses page and see if any of them suit you! Go to:

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