4 goals to help you start the new year off right

Haven Accounting | 2 MIN READ December 15, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, you’re likely ready to wind down and relax. You might also be thinking about next year and what’s in store for you. If you’ve been thinking about putting some goals together to work on but you’re not quite sure where to start, try out some of these ideas to help you start the year on the right foot.

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1. Learn to say ‘no’

This is something that many people feel they struggle with, especially when it comes to friends and family. To help preserve your mental wellbeing and ensure you avoid burnout, try to practice saying no more often next year.Think about what boundaries you might like to put in place – whether that’s less time on social media or more time spent enjoying your favourite hobbies instead of running around after everyone else.

2. Book time off

We all fare much better when we have things to look forward to. By planning out any holidays or time off you’d like to take throughout the year in advance, you’ll not only be able to have more time to plan, but you’ll also have something exciting to think about as you get back into the swing of things. Think about what you’d like to do with your time off and get it locked in early so you can start planning.

3. Practice mindfulness

When life gets busy, as it often does, it feels as though time is just flying by. We could all do with stopping to smell the roses once in a while and being mindful about what we are doing. Try to cultivate a mindfulness practice into your everyday life next year. When you’re with family or friends, or even by yourself, practice being present and noticing the sounds, smells, and sights around you.

4. Be intentional about your finances

Many people who set goals for the new year usually have some kind of money-related aspiration. This is great, but in order to reach your goal, you’ll need to find ways to make it stick. Being aware of exactly what you’re spending your money on is a good start – create a budget, or review your existing one, and book in regular finance check-ins to see if you’re still on track.

If you need some help setting financial goals for 2023, come and have a chat with our friendly team. We can get you on track to achieving financial success and set you up for a brighter future.


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