5 Reasons Why We Are So Ready for 2018

By the SMU Social Media Team

Battling post-festive blues and simply counting the days to the next long weekend? Cheer up, with these top reasons why 2018 is going to be a blast.


1. Surely the world will take a turn for the better

With international shockers like Brexit, perplexing changes from the new US Presidential administration, a slew of horrible attacks of terror, and the precarious situation of North Korea’s nuclear activities, the world is certainly in dire need of a more hopeful 2018 than its predecessor.


2. We’re on the road to recovery

You’ve probably heard about the power of positive thinking — and how focusing on the bright side helps achieve good outcomes. So we’re off to a good start with the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) positive outlook of steady growth and recovery for Singapore’s economy in 2018. With the expected economic growth in 2018, a survey of 850 businesses across 14 industries in Singapore by Mercer has also indicated a forecast rise in wages by an average of 3.9% in 2018.


3. The four-year wait is finally over!

After four arduous years of waiting, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally arriving! Time to mark your calendars and pick your favourite teams when it kicks off in June. Sleep? Who needs it when you’re in the good company of old friends and new buddies, cheering on your teams at your favourite pubs or local kopitiam. Better yet if you’re subscribed to cable or online streaming, and enjoying the matches with tons of munchies on your comfy sofa.


4. New Year, New Start!

There’s no better time than a New Year to embark upon a new journey. Choose to upgrade yourself this year with the myriad of online courses, or even an overseas learning experience. There’s no better way to push new boundaries and experience the new than in another country. But if you’re not up for a trip around the globe, it’s about time you got started on that new hobby or class you’ve been dying to try out for ages!


5. And if all else fails…

Well, there is always this list of 18 things to look forward to in 2018. I mean, it’s been 7 years since the last royal wedding—who isn’t excited to witness another?

Let’s take the little joys wherever we can find them and make the best of it! The power of positive thinking is only effective if you put your mind to it. And we can all most definitely do with a dose of positive vibes in the new year.

Now, let’s celebrate!