How to make 2020 your best year ever

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With a few weeks to go before the year closes, pause and think about your plans and dreams. Here are some ideas to get started.

  1. Set new goals

    Make a list of goals you want to achieve next year. Make them SMART: Simple, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based. Set goals for improving your language skills, career, or health. Read these articles to guide you:

  2. Making your New Year’s resolutions work
    Setting English goals the SMART way

  3. Be healthier

    Good health is one of the most important ingredients of success. But we forget to take care of our bodies. Plan activities that will keep you healthy in 2019. Choose a healthier diet. Give more time for sleep. Exercise regularly. Don’t forget to take care of your mental health! It is important to relax. Do things that make you happy. Pick up a hobby, play with your kids, or try meditating. Read these articles to set health goals:

  4. 5 tips for staying healthy in MB
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  5. Work smarter

    Make 2019 your year for career success. Learn more about Canadian work culture. Develop your soft skills. Learn how to work smarter, not harder! Read the following to help make your action plan:

  6. Are you a work martyr?
    5 habits to help you achieve work-life balance
    How to excel in your new job
    Supports to help you in the workplace
    Soft skills: The key to getting and staying employed

  7. Keep learning

    “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” This means continue learning and take risks. This is Steve Jobs’ advice to live life to the fullest. Read these tips to make your own learning plan:

  8. Reach your goals faster – 5 steps to a personal learning plan
    Want to get ahead in the Canadian workplace? Be lifelong learner!
    Advance your career in 2019 by taking free courses online
    5 tools for learning anything on-the-go
    4 steps to becoming a self-directed learner

    Watch Steve Jobs’ speech at Stanford University, where he gave this advice:

  9. Take care of your relationships

    Strong relationships make your life happy and fulfilled. Strengthen your bond with your family, friends, colleagues, and the community. Continue to build your network by learning more about Canadian culture. Read these articles:

  10. Adapting to Canadian culture
    “Pardon me”: Understanding and adapting to Canadian social norms
    5 big ideas for better small talk
    5 strategies for working with people from other cultures
    10 pointers to help you fit in at work

    Goodluck and have a happy New Year!

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