It’s 2023 and hopefully, your new year is off to a good start. If not, no worries there’s still plenty of time left in the year to shift things around. Be easy on yourself and take it one day at a time. Life is tough but you’re not alone and we’re here to help you achieve a positive mindset!
We still have 11 months left in 2023 and now is the time to implement positive practices, mindsets and routines in your everyday life. Here are seven gentle reminders to help you start off 2023 the right way.
1. Look Back, Analyze & Process 2022
I’m aware that it’s a new year and 2022 has come and gone. However, it’s always important to look back on your past year and evaluate what went well and what went wrong. Do you wish you could have done some things differently? What risks and changes do you need to make this year? What lessons did you learn? Reviewing the events from the past year will help you start and finish 2023 the best way for you.
2. Clean, Declutter And Be More Organized
You’ve heard the phrase “out with the old and in with the new.” You have to make room for what’s to come. Whether that’s decluttering your home, your car, your emails or relationships it has to be done. Don’t allow the junk from the previous year to carry over into the new year. Try using any down time you have to clean and organize. Take your time with it and do it in small increments so you don’t become overwhelmed. Our the state of our mental health is often a reflection of our environments. According to WebMD, there are many mental health benefits of decluttering.
3. Commit To Bettering Your Finances
We would all love to wake up to a million dollars in our bank accounts but unless you’re winning the lottery that ain’t happening. With that being said, let’s make a commitment right now that 2023 is going to be the year you focus more on your finances. It can be tough in the beginning but making small sacrifices here and there will make a huge difference at the end of the year. Skip Starbucks a couple times throughout the week and cook more than eating out. Stay disciplined and also make it a goal to have an emergency fund ready whenever you may need it. Having your finances in order will positively affect your mental health.
4. Try A New Hobby Or Pick Up An Old One
It’s always a good idea to decompress and pick up a new hobby or an old one. Find something that you enjoy and love and have fun with it. Take time away from the daily grind and lose yourself in your hobby. It’ll help you be creative, build resilience and even achieve some of your goals. While some people make money off their hobbies, don’t feel so pressured to do the same. Enjoy your hobby however you please and go with the flow.
5. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
Asking for help may be hard and you might feel like a burden when doing so. Sis, let’s get control of those negative feelings now and get more comfortable asking for help. Communicate your request as clearly and concisely as possible. Don’t apologize for asking for help. Just know there are more people than you think who are eager to lend a hand.
7. It’s Okay If Your Goals Or Plans Change
With growth comes change, so it’s okay if your goals or plans change overtime as well. Learning how to adjust and pivot will be vital in 2023. Don’t beat yourself up or make excuses if you see your goals changing, find a solution and get it done.
6. Rest & Reset
When it’s all said done none of the above can be accomplish unless you rest and reset. Finding ways to relax and rest will work wonders in your life. Don’t feel bad about taking time for yourself either! Cut off the phone, soak in a hot tub, do some yoga, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!