Now Is the Start of the ‘New Year’

Spring, rather than the start of the year, is the best time to make resolutions for the year. The days get longer, flowers begin to bloom, and the sun makes more regular appearances. I’m not alone in thinking this – numerous cultures and religions mark spring as the pivotal point of the year. 

Over the past month, we had Holi – the festival of colour in the Hindu tradition, and Nowruz – new year in Persian culture. And recently, we had Qingming (Tomb-sweeping, China), Passover (Jewish tradition) and Easter (Christian tradition).  

So, the time is perfect to motivate yourself to start afresh with new resolutions. My bias is to pick simple acts that will have a big impact. Here are 3 I’ll focus on: 

What would your resolutions be? 


Bilal Hafeez is the CEO and Editor of Macro Hive. He spent over twenty years doing research at big banks – JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, and Nomura, where he had various “Global Head” roles and did FX, rates and cross-markets research.
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