It’s that time of year where the whirlwind of Christmas, New Year and all festivities in between have been and gone, and it’s time to focus on your hefty list of tasks for the year ahead. The idea of ditching the beach for the office can be demotivating to say the least. There is, however, no need to get your work pants in a twist, as Mantra Hotels Events have put together a plan of attack to really smash your “new year, new me” goals out of the ballpark. Pinpoint the highs and lows of 2018 Perhaps it was exceeding your team’s targets, developing a winning sales presentation or your incredible group incentive trip to Coffs Harbour . Whatever the highpoint of your year in the biz, take some time to reflect, continuing these positive practices into 2019. As for the lows, whether it was losing your favourite work pal or missing out on an important deal, this is all a part of the ride! Roll with the punches and treat the new year as a chance to really step up in your role. Tie off any loose ends Step 1: clean out your inbox, deleting any old emails and filing relevant notes. Step 2: polish off any remaining work from the previous year. Identify anything from December you cleverly said could be “looked at in the new year” and make a note to complete as soon as possible, to really start the new year afresh. Get it on pen and paper Facing the daily grind can be a scary thought after a well-deserved break. Rather than having jumbled thoughts racing around the clapping monkey in your head, writing a to-do list or action plan can really put your thoughts into perspective. Start to plan your conferences, meetings or events now Vow to make this year the year of organisation and have all your corporate events in order to avoid the last-minute rush. New conferencing venues such as Shadow Play by Peppers will be hot in the market, so having your meetings and events locked in early will give you the best pick of the bunch! We’ve got you covered. Pick from our stunning list of conference facilities around Australia . Create your space Ran out for drinks too quickly on the last day of the year? Never fear; there’s still time to clean out your work desk. Get sorted with colour coded filing systems or add some greenery with a pot plant to really create your very own productivity haven. If you’re too busy kicking goals to water your plants, opt for a fake one. So, are you set for another year of success? Strap on your corporate heels and tie pins and make 2019 your most organised yet!