It’s time to start planning how to end off your work year. We’re officially approaching the last dying breaths of 2019, and with this, most of us experience fatigue, accomplishment, exhaustion, and of course, relief. But before you take 2020 by the horns, you deserve to say your farewells to the year gone by, properly. So here’s how to do it:
Tips to end off your work year in style
Give yourself a high-five (or a pat on the back if possible)
You made it through 2019, alive and sane, at least for the most part. You’ve done all you could; now it’s time to celebrate a year in remembrance.
Recycle the clutter
Not only is recycling environmentally beneficial, but it can also be very therapeutic. Make sure you’re recycling all the documents or study notes you collected during 2019. You can gather all of your paperwork (the ones you won’t be needing any more) and drop them off at your nearest recycling centre. Symbolically, you’ll be relieving yourself of a lot of stress, and you’ll also be doing something great for the earth.
Some of us had amazing years, and some of us experienced downright crappy years, but reflection is a super important thing to do, whether you triumphed or tripped this year. If you feel like you had a great year, why not make a scrapbook – or Facebook album – highlighting some of the best moments you had in the year gone by? If you had a mishap of a year, you’d need to process those unfortunate events, understand them, and learn from them so that you can move on and not make the same mistakes again.
Whether you need a day or a week to get this done, you need to sit down and visualize your best self. Think about who you are now, and who you’d like to become. Where are you now in your career and where do you want to be in a year from now? What are you working on? What are your dreams, and more importantly, how are you going to work on them and make them your reality?
In order to align yourself with the vision you have in mind for your future, some things will inevitably need to change. This could be in the form of personal change or even career changes; perhaps it’s both. At the end of the year, you need to analyze what those changes are, what they’ll entail, and then put them down so that you can start working on them as soon as possible.
Setting goals for yourself for the year to come – with a realistic time frame as its backbone – is vital for success. You may want to focus on developing your skills or learning a few new ones. If you want to earn a promotion next year, work on a plan for achieving your goals. In order to secure your desired personal progress, career-wise or otherwise, you need a solid, realistic plan for obtaining those goals.
With that being said, at the end of the day, we all need to commit to leading the best lives possible. Whatever that means to you, just remember that the setbacks of 2019 are not predestined to become your future, 2020 is but a bloom, and with the right mindset, it can become the most beautiful flower. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday, followed by the onset of a prosperous 2020!