4 Tips to be more prepared for the New Year


The year of 2019 has come and gone and we are all now living in the year 2020. Are you ready for a brand-new start? If you’re not too sure, then take a moment to look through the following tips provided by Eastant in order to be more prepared for 2020.

2019已经离开,我们迎来了2020年。你是否已经做好准备拥有一个全新开始了呢?如果你不是非常确定,不妨花点时间看看亦适达给你的小建议, 更好地迎接2020年。

Looking back on the last year


Many people will hurriedly decide on their New Year’s resolution with no respect or consideration for the pains and gains endured in the last 365 days. However, in the last year, victories were had, mistakes were made, relationships came and went and, most importantly, lessons were learned. You could ask yourself the following questions, consciously reflecting upon your own 2019.


● What did I do to most contribute to my successes?

● 我为成功所做的最大贡献是什么?

● What did I do to most contribute to my failures?

● 我为失败所做的最大贡献是什么?

● With whom did I spend the most joyful time?

● 我和谁一起度过了最欢乐的时光?

● With whom did I spend time with where I received no value?

● 我和谁一起度过了没有收获的时光?

● What will I most fondly remember about 2019?

● 2019年,最让我印象深刻的事是什么?


Find areas for improvement


Nobody is perfect. After you have reviewed the major incidents of the past year, you will definitely find some things that you regret. The New Year is the best time to recognize our shortcomings and take appropriate action! Questions like “What would I do differently given the same set of circumstances?”, “What are the areas I need to improve?” and “What potential have I left?” may point you in the direction of your progress.

人无完人,当你回顾完去年的主要事件之后,你肯定会发现一些让你遗憾的事。新年正是认识自我不足,并采取适当措施的最佳时间!诸如“如果时间重来,我会如何去应对相同的情况?”,“哪些领域是我需要改进的?”和“我还有哪些潜力?”等类似的问题可能会给你指出改进的方向 。


Setting goals and intentions


Shortly into the beginning of the year, it is helpful to sit down tranquilly with a notebook and make a bucket list of things to do throughout the new year. You could choose simple, easy things such as “learn to cook a dish” or specific, realistic goals like “Go back to college.”. You can also try to schedule 1 new thing each month in order to get out your comfort zone, which will not only expand your horizons, but it will also let you grow as a person. If you have no ideas about what to write, try to fulfill the following blanks.

新年伊始,你不妨拿出笔记本安静坐下,列出你未来一年中想做的事情。你可以选择一些简单、容易的事情,比如“学着做一道菜”或者选择一些具体、现实的事情,比如“重返校园”。你还可以试着每月给自己安排一件新事物,跳出你的舒适圈,这不仅能扩展视野还能让你成长起来。 如果你不知道该写些什么,试着完成下列填空吧。

● A new skill I’d like to learn / 我想学习的一个技能是:                                   

● A city I’d like to visit / 我想去拜访的一个城市是:                                          

● A book I’d like to read / 我想阅读的一本书是:                                             

● A new food I’d like to try / 我想品尝的一种新食物是:                                  

● A good habit I’m going to form / 我想养成的一个好习惯是:                         

● A bad habit I’m going to break / 我想改正的一个坏习惯是:                        


Begin Again


Last but not least, it is also vital to clear your mind and heart of weight in order to focus on the path ahead. No matter what you have experienced in the past year, let bygones be bygones. If you find this difficult, try getting a new haircut to freshen up, tidy your bedroom or start an exercise program, all examples of good ways to give yourself an inner fresh start.




Above all, learning from last years’ experience and reflecting upon what you should improve on can make you better equipped to face the new year, and when setting new year goals and intentions, try to avoid unrealistic and goals that are too difficult. Furthermore, regaining a beginner‘s mindset is the most important thing that cannot be ignored. We hope this article helps you to get more prepared for the coming year, and Eastant wishes you a Happy New Year!

综上所述,从去年的经历中吸取经验,反思并改进不足之处可以让你更好地面对接下来的一年。在制定新年目标和心愿时,要尽量避免不切实际,过于困难的目标。而重拾初心则是最不能被忽略。希望这篇文章能够让你更好地迎接接下来的一年, 亦适达祝你新年快乐!