Monday, 7 January 2013

New Year, New Beginnings?

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As per usual Sydney started the procession of fireworks displays around the world signalling the start of a new year. This is a great time for expats to think about setting New Year’s resolutions to make the most of their time abroad, be it to take up a new hobby, make new friends, learn the language or make a plan to move to a different country all together. According to our Expat Explorer survey, half (52%) of expats would consider another expat posting, although only one in ten (13%) of expats actively look to move home or to another country.

The best resolutions are those with an achievable objective that is SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely), so don’t aim to be 100% fluent in a new language within one month! Take small steps to achieve your end goal, reward yourself when you reach certain milestones and maybe even involve a friend so you can motivate each other along the way. Most importantly have fun!

What are you doing to make sure you stick to your New Year’s resolutions? Leave us a comment below.

1 comment:

  1. Happy new year to you! Yeah! you're right there, it is new year for a new beginnings and I am sure everyone has their own goals to do this year. I hope many opportunities may come to each and everyone. Thanks for sharing your interesting post. I love reading it.


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