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End your work year off on a high note

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It’s time to start planning how to end off your work year. We’re officially approaching the last dying breaths of 2020, and with this, most of us experience fatigue, accomplishment, exhaustion, and of course, relief. But before you take 2021 by the horns, you deserve to say your farewells to the year gone by, properly. Adzuna, an online job aggregator, shared some of their best tips and tricks for ending of your work year in the best way possible. 

Tips to end off your work year in style

Give yourself a high-five (or a pat on the back if possible)

You made it through 2020, alive and sane, at least for the most part. You’ve done all you could; now it’s time to celebrate a year in remembrance. This year has been one wild ride, and if you made it through with all your marbles in check, it’s well worth celebrating. 

Recycle the clutter

Not only is recycling environmentally beneficial, but it can also be very therapeutic. Make sure you’re recycling all the documents or study notes you collected during 2020. You can gather all of your paperwork (the ones you won’t be needing any more) and drop them off at your nearest recycling centre. Symbolically, you’ll be relieving yourself of a lot of stress, and you’ll also be doing something great for the earth.


Reflection is a super important thing to do, whether you triumphed or tripped this year. If you feel like you had a great year, why not make a scrapbook – or Facebook album – highlighting some of the best moments you had in the year gone by? If you had a mishap of a year, you’d need to process those unfortunate events, understand them, and learn from them so that you can move on and not make the same mistakes again.


Whether you need a day or a week to get this done, you need to sit down and visualise your best self. Think about who you are now, and who you’d like to become. Where are you now in your career, and where do you want to be in a year from now? What are you working on? What are your dreams, and more importantly, how are you going to work on them and make them your reality?

Prioritise change

In order to align yourself with the vision you have in mind for your future, some things will inevitably need to change. This could be in the form of personal change or even career changes; perhaps it’s both. At the end of the year, you need to analyse what those changes are, what they’ll entail, and then put them down so that you can start working on them as soon as possible.


Setting goals for yourself for the year to come – with a realistic time frame as its backbone – is vital for success. You may want to focus on developing your skills or learning a few new ones. If you want to earn a promotion next year, work on a plan for achieving your goals. To secure your desired personal progress, career-wise or otherwise, you need a solid, realistic plan for obtaining those goals.

With that being said, at the end of the day, we all need to commit to leading the best lives possible. Whatever that means to you, just remember that the setbacks of 2020 are not predestined to become your future. 2021 is but a bloom, and with the right mindset, it can become the most beautiful flower. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday, followed by the onset of a prosperous 2021!

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