A very happy New Year to you all!

Hopefully, you all had a nice Christmas given the circumstances, and that the sore head from the beer and prosecco from the night before isn’t too bad.

It’s been good to have some time off. Its been nice to detach from the hectic work life, from social media, and to spend genuine quality time with the family and our little one. Something I think we all need to do more of in the next 12 months.

I’m becoming less concerned with New Year’s resolutions as most of the time what we set ourselves are overly ambitious, which sets unrealistic expectations and then disappointment when we don’t nail them. For me, its more about lifestyle adjustments, and spending more time with the people around me is an adjustment I will be making during the course of 2021. If the pandemic has enlightened me about anything its that those closest to you are the most important thing. Work is great, and its good to build something and to achieve your goals, but work is a means to an end. We work to live, not the other way round. So if I was to recommend anything to any of you it would be to establish a genuine work-life balance. Take the weekends off. Detach from social media on an evening. Shut the laptop at the end of the workday. Work more productively during the day so you have to do less in an evening. Too many people I spoke to in 2020 were stressed, worried and exhausted. That’s not sustainable or healthy. Make 2021 the year where you look after yourself and repair the damage done in 2020.

In the days coming up I’ll be examining the year we have just left behind and what we can expect in the next 12 months. But for now, get your feet back up, finish off those mince pies and beer, enjoy more time with your family at home and look forward to what we all hope will be better times in a few months.

I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!

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