Tips for Refocusing at the Start of the Year: Elevate Your Focus with Drake WellbeingHub

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As we get into the new year, it's an opportune moment to realign our focus and set the stage for a fulfilling journey ahead. At Drake WellbeingHub, we recognise the transformative power of intentional refocusing. Let's explore some practical tips to kickstart the new year with clarity, purpose, and a renewed sense of direction.


Tips for Refocusing at the Start of the Year:


Pause and Reflect:

Begin by taking a pause to reflect on the past year. What accomplishments brought you joy? What challenges provided valuable lessons? Reflecting on your journey lays the foundation for informed decision-making in the coming year.

Reference: Wong, P. T. P., & Fry, P. S. (2009). The Human Quest for Meaning: Theories, Research, and Applications. Routledge.


Set SMART Goals:

Define Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART) goals. Break down larger aspirations into smaller, actionable steps. This strategic approach makes your goals more manageable and increases the likelihood of success.

Reference: Doran, G. T. (1981). There's a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management's goals and objectives. Management Review, 70(11), 35-36.


Establish a Routine:

Create a daily routine that aligns with your goals. Consistency fosters discipline and helps you stay focused on your priorities, whether they are related to work, personal development, or wellbeing.

Reference: Duhigg, C. (2014). The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Random House.


Digital Detox:

In today's hyper-connected world, a digital detox can work wonders for refocusing. Set aside dedicated periods to disconnect from screens, allowing your mind the space it needs to recharge and refocus.

Reference: Harris, C. (2016). Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. Grand Central Publishing.


Mindfulness Practices:

Incorporate mindfulness practices into your daily routine, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises. These techniques enhance self-awareness and cultivate a centred mindset, supporting your journey towards greater focus.

Reference: Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. Hyperion.


Refocusing at the start of the year is a personal commitment to growth and wellbeing. By incorporating these practical tips into your routine, you empower yourself to navigate the upcoming year with purpose and clarity. At Drake WellbeingHub, we stand by your side, supporting your journey towards a focused and fulfilling year ahead. Here's to embracing the new year with intention and making every moment count!

If you are interested in an EAP programme for your team, which includes counselling and support to achieve your 2024 goals and reaching optimal wellbeing, we are here to help you. Please get in touch with us on 1300 135 600 today!

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