21 Dec 2017
Plan and prepare for 2018
Written by Doug D'Aubrey

As 2017 draws to a close, have you got your plan for the New Year? Here are my top tips to get 2018 off to a flying start.

Set your goals

If you haven’t yet set goals, set aside some time at the beginning of January to plan and prepare them. Without goals you’ve nothing to work towards or compare results against. Look out for my blog next month with tips to goal setting and achieving.

Relax and recoup

If you are able to take time off over the festive period, do it! Take the time to relax and recoup and don’t feel you have to work. Taking a break will give you renewed energy for the year ahead.

However if you simply can’t bear to take time off over Christmas but expect to be quiet, use the time wisely to plan for the coming year.


Of course, if you work in the retail industry then Christmas and the following sales may leave you snowed under. If that’s the case, take some time off later in January when the pace quietens.

Merry Christmas

So if you can, rest, enjoy your Christmas and get back to work in January feeling refreshed and ready for the year ahead.

From myself and all of us at Executive Training & Consultancy, have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.