One of the most anticipated holidays worldwide is New Year's Eve.

It is always associated with a fairy tale, extraordinary miracles, and fulfilling your most cherished desires. However, the New Year can also be beneficial and productive! After all, as you know, businesspeople want to spend their free time productively and take advantage of the opportunity to develop their skills even when they are with their family. Today we will let you know how you can transform your preparations quickly and effortlessly for the New Year into effective learning, enabling you to gain practical experience for your career and profession amid the New Year's hustle and bustle!

Plan your celebrations carefully

Imagine that celebrating New Year is the main event of the year, where your success and well-being depend (after all, there is a saying, "the way you spend New Year determines how the rest of the year plays out," right?) If this is the case, now is the time to start planning!

Consider who you would like to invite to your New Year's party, where it will take place, and the style and theme you want. It is worth deciding your main dishes and drinks and guests' seating arrangements in advance. So, you can develop your strategic thinking and practice time management, that is, effective time management. This will also teach you to prioritize correctly, complete all scheduled tasks on time, and save resources. We also recommend you make a detailed list of expenses and calculate your budget for several holidays to develop your financial literacy skills and reconsider the need for certain purchases. In the future, a competent attitude to money will help you make smart financial decisions, increase your income, and reduce unnecessary spending.

Choosing gifts

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Choosing gifts also helps you to improve your financial literacy and informed choice skills. But above all, it helps develop your emotional intelligence. Try to discover and recognize the true desires and emotions of other people. First, decide who you would like to make happy with your attention, then conduct a detailed analysis of the recipients of your gifts. Think about how you can surprise your loved one, close friend, or colleague. Consider their tastes and preferences. You should do this in advance so that you do not fall into a stupor in the store but can quickly make the right decision: buy or not buy, like it or dislike it? The answers to the following questions will help you choose the perfect gift:

  • How does the person you are choosing a gift for spend their time? What are their hobbies and interests?

  • What do they lack, in your opinion?

  • What have they wanted to buy for a long time but kept putting off until later?

  • Will this gift make them happy?

  • Why is this a helpful gift? What will it add to the life of the person you will give it to?

This analysis further develops your critical thinking, empathy, and ability to make tough decisions in uncertain circumstances.

Go to markets and holiday sales

Visit Christmas gift markets or check out deals during the New Year's holidays. Don't hesitate to take advantage of fantastic deals, start conversations with sellers or other shoppers, and bargain if you need to. This will vastly improve your communication and persuasion skills. As a way of convincing yourself of your abilities, we suggest organizing a little test and completing mini-tasks.

  • Set a particular goal, such as getting to know two people at the Christmas tree fair and finding out how they plan to celebrate the New Year. To achieve your goal, you can use various ways: to draw attention to yourself, talk to visitors, and find common themes and common ground.

  • The next task will evaluate your persuasion skills; select the prettiest and fluffiest Christmas tree at the fair and try to reduce the price by at least 5%. Think about why this Christmas tree should cost less than they are asking and why you want a discount. Feel free to discuss this with the seller because your ultimate goal is to lower the price. You will not lose anything during the experiment and will save some money.

Wish you colleagues a happy holiday

Feel free to remind old friends, former colleagues, or business partners about yourself. Remember that these people are your networking network! By writing them a warm festive message and wishing them success next year, the recipient will be given happy memories thanks to your message! Besides, what if one day they will be able to help you with some important matter? Any relationship should be cherished and preserved! The main thing is not to overdo it and not seem too intrusive. Your New Year's message should be short, sincere, and written from the heart. If you are not only thanked in return but also mutually wished all the best, that is a good sign!

Write a script for a holiday. Bring your wildest ideas to life!

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It is worth planning an event to make the celebration interesting and memorable. Carefully consider how you can entertain guests and keep their attention and what activities, contests, or interactive games for children you can organize. To do this, create a detailed outline of what you imagine a perfect New Year should be, and then write a detailed script and a plan to implement the ideas described.

For example, you want to arrange a holiday in the style of a winter fairy tale so that everyone should have fun: for both children and adults. In this case, produce your own unique plot, and create the author's characters and unpredictable plot twists. Let your imagination run wild! This will help you develop your creative thinking and creativity and enhance your organizational skills, management abilities, and sense of responsibility.

Make a wish

Before New Year, you must make your most cherished wish come true. To help you understand your chance, we suggest you list goals for the next year in advance and consider what opportunities you have to achieve them. In addition, it is a clever idea to write them down because this allows you to "break everything down."

  • First, think carefully about what you want to achieve next year.

  • What might prevent you from accomplishing this?

  • What will help you achieve this? What unique resources and skills do you already possess?

This practice will help you formulate goals correctly, set your priorities in life, and make the right choices based on your current needs and desires.

This is how New Year's Eve celebrations can become an exciting learning experience! All you need to do is consider how much there is to do and recognize the opportunities to enhance your skills amid the New Year's hustle and bustle. Remember that organising the festivities also helps you develop stress resistance. However, most importantly - remember to enjoy this festive rush!

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