In the blink of an eye, we’ll be saying goodbye to yet another year. As the holidays quickly approach, days seem to be going by faster than ever, leaving you with less time on your hands than you’d hoped for. Whether you’re just now checking goals off your list or simply looking to get ahead for next year, don’t worry—we’ve put together a list of simple goals to accomplish before the end of the year.
Update Your LinkedIn
You’ve gained work experience and new skills this past year, and now’s the time to update your LinkedIn profile so potential employers can see your professional growth. Even if you’re not currently job hunting, it’s always better to update as you go, rather than doing it all at once while you’re in a time crunch.
Update Your Calendar
Stay organized by updating your calendar through March. You probably already know of significant dates such as birthdays, weddings, and company gatherings that are going to happen next year, so you may as well jot them down now and get ahead.
Clean a Cluttered Room
With an entire new year ahead of you, decluttering may not seem so hard. But after January, when the new year energy begins to dwindle, the prospect of tackling such a big project tends to overwhelm. Take the time you have now to get ahead and declutter your home. Not only is it great for organization, but it can help declutter your mind as well.
Donate Old Clothes
While decluttering, if you come across old clothes you haven’t worn in years, consider donating them to a local charity, like Goodwill or The Salvation Army. Remember, the amount doesn’t matter, the effort does, and those in need will appreciate it!
Get Your Finances in Order
Don’t let the excitement of the holiday season (or end-of-year sales) railroad your finances. It’s tempting to get persuaded by sale prices and purchase things you may not need when the price drops. However, this isn’t a great way to start off the new year. A little effort and restraint now will pay off in the long run.
Check Your Credit Score
There are many reasons you need to build your credit. Maybe it’s your first time financing your own place, or it’s finally time for a new car. Whatever the case may be, you will likely need good credit. To ensure you’re in the clear for your next big decision, check your credit score before the new year starts.
Schedule a Physical
Don’t neglect your physical health! An annual physical will ensure your health is up-to-date and in good shape. If you haven’t already scheduled one this year, call your primary doctor now so you can bring your healthiest self into the new year. Be sure to add your next appointment to your calendar so you won’t forget about it when the time comes again next year.
Not all goals have to take months to accomplish; some can be done in a matter of days, hours, or even minutes. And unless you’re reading this while the final 10-second countdown is happening on New Year’s Eve, then there’s still time to check a few of these off the list. Remember, the year isn’t over yet; start bettering yourself now and get ahead while you can!