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Everyone wants a clean slate when a new year begins. The whole 'new year, new me' thing makes its Facebook rounds, but in reality, how many people actually go through with it all? The best way to start fresh in 2016 can be pretty simple. You want to reach your goals and have the best year that's a little planned but you still have time for activities? Check out these tips that can help you bring in the new year with a positive mind so you're ready to work on a 'new you'! Then take a look at our Online Courses built right here in Australia.

Clean Up

A bit of Spring/Summer cleaning never hurt anyone, right?! Get rid of all the junk that's lying around - whether you donate it, have a garage sale or give it to family. Not only can you get rid of things, but it's a great time to clean the house and make it spick and spam for 2016! You're sinuses will thank you!

Cut Lose Ties

Do you have people in your life who you keep trying to make an effort with but it's like you're doing all the work? It's time to let it all go. Clean up your Facebook friends, the numbers in your phone and go in to the new year with only those that matter. Not only will you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders, but you won't have to see all those unnecessary Facebook posts that can be a little annoying. Cut those loose ties and let go of people who you haven't spoken to in a while and you will feel a lot better about starting 2016 with only close friends and family.

Have Goals & New Years Resolutions

What exactly do you want to achieve in 2016? Get those goals and NY resolutions set so you can begin the year doing what you want to do. Maybe you want to lose weight, move up in your career or get involved in volunteering - whatever it is, get your mindset ready so you can begin as soon as 2016 hits. Goals will motivate you to do your best and succeed in whatever it is that you want. 

Plan Your Budget For The Year

Getting your finances organised before the year begins is a good way work out your budgets and spending money. It doesn't have to be perfect, but organising how much you want to save, your expenditures and emergency cash can help you track your money and make your year a lot easier. Take half an hour out of your day to plan the things that you'll be spending, how much you'll make and any thing else that will effect your finances so you're able to know what to expect as each month comes by.

Be Happy!

Start 2016 with a big smile on your face! Spread joy and be thankful for all the good things that you have going on because smiles are infectious and can instantly boost your mood! What point is there starting the year being a grouch? Make 2016 the best year yet – have fun and reach those goals! Whether it’s finishing your studies or finding your passion – you can do it all in 2016!

Happy New Year from the team at OCA! Stay safe and have a brilliant 2019!

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