The new year has held great significance for cultures and societies across the world for many millennia. While the exact timing of a new year has differed across cultures and beliefs, many of them can agree that a year symbolises an end and a beginning in the same moment. It is a time to reflect on the challenges and wins of the previous year, and cleanse ourselves of habits and behaviours that possibly hindered our productivity and overall happiness. It’s also a time to plan and prepare for the upcoming year. To plan what we want to achieve. To plan our finances.
We have put together a guide of some tips that may help you feel more in control of your year ahead and more optimistic about 2024.
Establish Professional Goals
Organise a meeting with your manager or director to discuss and plan your professional goals for the year ahead. It is a great way to see where in your role you can grow and develop, and give you something to look forward to. It will also help you to keep track of your progress throughout the year. Even weekly and monthly goals will help propel you forward and keep you growing over the long term.
Create Personal Goals
Make sure these goals are achievable and realistic. But it is important to set goals for yourself to work towards throughout the year. Maybe you want to read 10 fiction books. Maybe you want to be able to run on the treadmill for a solid 10 minutes. Whatever it is, make sure you can measure it in some way, so that you can actually determine how you can work towards it, and track your progress.
Rewrite, Revise or Create a Budget
Developing a budget is vital for keeping track of your income and expenses. It also ensures that you are operating within your available funds and not over spending. You can also see where you can make changes throughout the year to certain spending habits, and track how well you are saving.
Embrace Lessons Learnt
2023 was a tough year. With so many challenges, come lots of lessons. Whether you learned how to navigate new relationships or a new job, or pick yourself up after a mistake, these lessons are invaluable and will shape the way to move through the world in 2024. Embrace them with open arms and let them guide you through the new year’s challenges.
Establish a Wellness Routine
None of the above can evolve into a success if you are not truly taking care of yourself. Make sure you are creating and maintaining healthy habits such as eating nourishing meals, getting regular movement, and taking the time to truly rest – both your mind and body. This care is the foundation of a successful year. You got this!
Compare your Bills
If you want to set the stage for a successful new year, and make some savings, then compare your bills.
With NZ Compare, it has never been easier to compare your broadband, power, mobile, and financial plans. It’s a great way to gain insight into the available options, and compare different service providers and plans side-by-side. Plus, you are likely to find a new plan that suits you better and save hundreds of dollars in the long run.
So, how do you compare?
Easy, use NZ Compare!
Jump on NZ Compare!
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Simply, follow these easy steps:
- Jump onto our website.
- Choose a service to compare.
- Hit enter!
- Browse all the different plans available to you & compare them side-by-side.
- Find one you like and switch!
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From the team at NZ Compare, we wish you a wonderful, safe and sunny summer!