Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year: Hello 2013

Happy New Year to all my blog readers. I hope there's still more than one of you out there.

Also a Happy New year to anyone who's just found my blog for the first time. I like to keep my blog updated regularly, so please come back as there's always new content.

It's hard to believe that this will be my fifth year of blogging after starting back in 2009.

Looking back, I remember my first few blogs. You feel a bit nervous putting your views and opinions out there into the internet universe. I found the more you keep writing and thinking about what you want to say, the easier it gets. Blogging is very much a part of my life now.

My blog has improved my writing abilities and helped me land my first freelance job working as a freelance writer for a London based marketing agency called Quad. One of my goals this year is to develop my freelance career as much as possible and working for Quad is a great way to start.

If you have goals and ambitions for the forthcoming year, my advice is to make sure they're realistic and achievable. Look to take small steps rather than giant leaps.

People always try to make resolutions. 'I'm going to lose weight, I'm going to stop drinking blah blah blah' Have specific goals rather than resolutions. Resolutions rarely work.

If there are parts of your life you want to improve trying giving a mark out of 10 to show your current satisfaction. If for example you would give your job or career a 6 out of 10; what can you do to push it up to an 8 or 9? Try keeping a diary to track your progress.

Make sure your goals are true to who you are. Too many times we take on goals and ambitions that other people tell us to have. It could be family, friends, society. Make sure your goals are important to you, in terms of who you really are.

Whatever 2013 holds for you I hope it's a good one for you.

Here are two blogs I follow that might be of use to anyone looking to make changes in their life for 2013. The first is Brazen Life. I career blog for those who want to make the most of their jobs and career.

The second is Zenhabits. I love this blog, and so do many others. It's one of the most popular blogs in the world.

It's a good lifestyle blog. Our lives our so busy and hectic these days, that sometimes we need to slow down and make things a little bit simpler. Zenhabits is the perfect blog for this sort of thing.

Have a great 2013!

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