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There are numerous thoughts, associations and resolutions that can apply to a new year. A transition, a new beginning. Like crossing a threshold. There are multiple possibilities at hand for engaging with this season of transition, and being at this threshold can be a liberating experience. Every year we are given a chance to pursue a foreign, yet familiar land. A territory we have the option to seize and make our own. At the end of the year, we take time to reflect, feeling a sense of completion and an awareness of accomplishment. This enables us to make empowering resolutions for the New Year that feel inspiring and exciting.

 

Name: Frederik, Occupation: Aspiring producer, Workspace: The Lab, Copenhagen, Type: Trendsetter

Doing less, but achieving more. The counterintuitive new year plan.

Acknowledging the threshold ahead sharpens our focus in striving to achieve our objectives. Writing it down makes it resonate even louder. Trendsetter and aspiring producer, Frederik always carries a notebook with him, ready to jot down his immediate thoughts and ideas when on the move. He has noted down three resolutions in it in three distinctive tiers. The first is an easy one to implement at once – stand up doing work. Tier two concerns digitalising work and getting a new website up and running. He thinks big for the third one and wants to find partners and new opportunities outside of Denmark. In the New Year, Frederik also wants to focus on time efficiency. He believes that he can achieve more by planning his days at work. At the office, he enjoys being inspired by his surroundings and how his workspace brings together so many different people.

Routines rather than resolutions. Redesigning established patterns of activities.

The new year may offer the promise of great things. They can be minor changes, resulting in a fresh mindset with positive outlooks on what is to come. Journalist and food enthusiast, Anton values coherence and strives to maintain his routines, both at work and in his private life. As a journalist, he regularly gives voice to his opinions in his writing. A recurrent routine, which has been redesigned numerous times, is reading the newspaper and noting down key points and quotes from articles. For Anton, this traditional way of archiving inspires him to create and adds purpose and meaning to his own endeavours. Being the food enthusiast that he is, Anton strives to maintain a healthy, nutritious lifestyle and aspires to cook a hearty meal every evening. He is convinced that taking the time to exploit his culinary talents is what really stimulates his work.

Name: Anton, Occupation: Writer and food enthusiast, Work location: Nomad Workspace, Copenhagen, Type: Classic

The table wiped clean. A transition made visual.

Working within a creative field encompassing functionality and well-being, the New Year is one of the best invitations to clean out, reboot and start afresh. Architect and minimalist, Nis likes to usher in the New Year with a clean desk and work environment that encourage him to take new projects on board. On the agenda for crossing the magic threshold is a focus on drawing and visually depicting first-hand ideas. He is keen to challenge himself and lets his professionalism and expertise remain in the background, leaving the naive sketches to speak for themselves. Nis takes the time to completely detach himself from work during the holidays and, despite the distractions, the architect is highly motivated to return to the office. He believes that routines begun before the New Year can grow to become strong and feasible resolutions for a brighter and healthier year to come.

Name: Nis, Occupation: Architect, Workspace: RUBOW arkitekter, Copenhagen, Type: Minimalist