It’s the end of another year, and time to reflect on everything that happened in your life in 2018. Did you achieve your personal, professional or study goals?  Whether you did or didn’t, here are 7 things you can do to give your year the perfect ending.


1. Recognise what you achieved

You probably had a lot going on in your life in 2018. After a long year, it’s easy to forget the positive things you achieved. Take some time to write down all that you accomplished in 2018, no matter how big or small these achievements were. You’ll probably be surprised to find that the list is a lot longer than you thought!

2. Identify the things you didn’t achieve

Now that you know what you’ve achieved, it’s time to identify the areas where things didn’t quite go as planned. Write down the things you didn’t achieve, and think about what stood in your way. Ask yourself what you can do to achieve these goals in the new year, so that you can add them to your list of accomplishments in 2019.

3. Make some big decisions now

You may be stuck in a job you hate, or in a relationship that isn’t working. It’s better to take action now than to bring these negative things into the new year. Resigning from your job or ending a relationship can be difficult, but having the burden off your shoulders will allow you to focus more clearly on the year ahead.

4. Thank the people who made a positive impact

While some people may have had a negative influence on your life, there were undoubtedly also a number of people who made a positive impact on you. Think about everyone who helped you through difficult times, supported you in reaching your goals, or simply made you happier. Make sure that you let these people know how much you appreciate them, whether it be with a text message, a phone call, an email or telling them in person.

5. Do a good deed

The festive season should be one of celebration but, for many people, this isn’t the case. Consider doing a good deed to make the end of the year brighter for someone less fortunate than yourself. You could look around the house for any clothing, books or toys that you can donate to a worthy cause, or get involved in any charity events taking place in your area.

6. Make preparations for the new year

It’s important to ensure that all your plans are in place before the new year begins, so that you can be ready to follow through on them. Register for the college course you’ve been wanting to study; sign the lease on that new flat you want to move into; or get a head start on some of your New Year’s resolutions.  Do whatever you think is necessary for you to feel prepared for 2019.


7. Relax and enjoy yourself!

It’s time to relax and spend quality time with your friends and family. Put the negatives of the past year behind you, and give yourself a well-deserved break! It’s important to feel completely refreshed and recharged as you begin the new year.


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