Welcome to 2015 – and Your Future!Posted: 2nd of January 2015 by
Can you feel that? Hopefully it is not the lingering feeling of partying too hard over New Year’s, but rather a sense of optimism for the year ahead. While some people try to see the New Year as a completely fresh start, it is perhaps better compared to a new chapter in a book you have been reading. You have already started the story, and the preceding chapters have got you to where you are now, but that doesn’t mean they need to determine exactly what happens next.
Of course, your story may not have involved millions of pounds and a jet-setting life of luxury (so far), so if not you may want to accept that the next chapter of your life will need to continue from where you are now, but that is no need to write off the possibility of being somewhere altogether new and more wonderful by the end of 2015. So, where do you want to go next?
If you are studying right now, you will probably have been giving plenty of thought to your next step. – whether that is looking for a job, starting an apprenticeship, heading off to University or college, or maybe even taking some time out for a gap year. You may still be undecided and looking at your options, in which case you have come to the right place. We have plenty of information to help you make your mind up – including our blogs and dedicated ‘Advice Centre,’ not to mention the ‘Be Inspired’ section of the website.
Alternatively, you may be out at work and looking for a change of direction – whether that is a new job, or looking to train for a new career altogether. Once again, with the New Year comes a fresh sense of optimism, and employers are fully aware of this, and many will soon be advertising their latest vacancies in the hope of catching onto the ‘new year / new job’ band-wagon. So, make sure your C.V. is up-to-date and ready to go out as you bid to start 2015 on a positive note.
Even if you are unsure of what you want to do next, or if that time is still some weeks or months away, it never hurts to start considering your options. Plus, the New Year is not just a chance for you to revolutionise your work or studies, but you can also look over the past year and see if there is anything you want to try and improve in the year ahead?
Perhaps you argued a lot with your parents, boyfriend or girlfriend? Maybe you forgot to tell them how much they mean to you as often as you ought to have done? Now is your chance to start over and make those improvements by being more mindful as you start 2015. That is, taking a little more time to think about others and how your actions may affect them.
Alternatively, you might want to improve yourself in some way? Whether that means exercising your body or your mind, be sure to set reasonable and achievable goals for the year ahead. Sometimes it isn’t the sudden changes that have the biggest impact, but rather the little things that change and become positive habits over time.
Whatever you choose to do this year – welcome to 2015!
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