New Year resolutions that will turn your 2023 around

As it happens, every New Year brings with it new New Year's resolutions. Everyone hopes that the new year will bring with it fresh changes and new experiences.

Most believe that the coming year will be spectacular, full of adventures, changes, and big decisions. But how to turn desire into reality, keep your promises and resolutions beyond February and create an unforgettable year?

Look back and reflect

Reflect for a moment on how you have lived the previous year, what you have experienced and what you have accomplished. It is important to appreciate ourselves for what we have done and what we have been through. What made you happy, what fulfilled you? What do you want to keep in the coming year and what would you like to change or leave out? As we become clearer about our own feelings, we become more aware of what we want and what we desire.

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Push your boundaries

But how to turn desire into reality, keep your promises and resolutions beyond February and create an unforgettable year?

Do you ever think about what it would be like to live somewhere else, to have a different daily routine or to be in a different environment? Why not give it a shot this year? Yes, change is hard and not always easy. But they often lead to something remarkable. Embracing a challenge and stepping out of your comfort zone can bring new perspectives, character development and greater open mindedness which will stay with you for a lifetime.

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Meet and explore

The world is big and full of adventure so why should we stay all our life at one place having the same routine every day. Many people yearn to alter their routines and surroundings, yet these efforts frequently come to nothing except reasons why we can't.

But you just need to have a minute of courage to make a change and a decision, and if you really have the passion and desire to make it happen, nothing will stand in your way. Explore new destinations, live within a different culture, meet new friends and create lifelong memories.

But we don't have to fly halfway around the world to change something in ourselves. Just start with small steps, sign up for a new course or workshop, take a short trip to a place nearby that you haven't had a chance to explore yet, be optimistic and open to new friendships.

Learning and trying new things can help you discover a passion you never knew you had. The only way to find out is to try. You only need to be open to new experiences and unafraid to try something you've never done before.

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Improve and develop your CV

Are you a student or someone who wants to pursue your dream career, and you've resolved to work hard this year to improve your skills and experience. Why not enhance your CV with Globalteer? Check out our internship and volunteering opportunities and join the Globalteer team.

Volunteering overseas is an impressive addition for future employers since it demonstrates a sense of adventure, adaptability, and a caring disposition, as well as being a wonderful talking topic in interviews.

Globalteer offers a variety of projects from which to choose based on your interests. Animal care, conservation projects, and community programmes are all available. You will be able to find a project that will help you gain experience and skills for your future profession. For individuals with more time and some skills or education in their chosen sector, we also have internships overseas.

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Give something back for your new years resolution

Volunteering abroad is a rewarding way to spend time abroad. You will not only grow professionally and personally, but it is also a great opportunity to give back while traveling.

The wonderful thing about volunteering is that by doing something for others we often receive so much in return.

If you have any particular causes which you feel strongly about, volunteering is the most direct way you can channel your concerns, and start to become part of the solution!

With Globalteer, you may lend a hand wherever there is a need, whether it be to preserve the environment, assist animals in shelters, or help children receive an education.

Volunteering allows you to meet like-minded people while also putting your time to good use. It also provides you with an opportunity to learn about the systemic challenges being addressed and your role in overcoming them. Volunteering for the community you serve can relieve resource stress and help the organisation expand its reach.

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Focus on sustainability for yourself and for the planet

Sustainability and how to live more sustainably have long been hotly debated themes. Many people are attempting to live more sustainably in their daily lives as well as travelling sustainably.

Is this a new years resolution you made, but you're not sure how to get started, what to prioritise, or how to keep this new way of life? If you are looking for inspiration, check out Globalteer blogs about sustainable ways of travel and responsible tourism.

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