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To be honest, 2022 was a rollercoaster for me. It had some amazing highs, like scaling my business and traveling (almost) nonstop. I still get butterflies when I think about the great parts of 2022 because it was really that damn good.
But I also had some low lows, like going through a tough breakup, making a mistake that cost me thousands of dollars (MORE on this in a future article), and getting burned out from working too much.
Still, I’m grateful for everything that happened in 2022 because it taught me a lot about myself. It made me even more determined to make 2023 the best year of my life.
Whether you want to make more money, get in shape, travel more, or simply be happier, here are 50 ways to make 2023 the best year of your life:
1. Set Goals
And I don’t mean New Year’s resolutions you’re just going to give up on after 2 weeks! I’m talking about setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals (otherwise known as SMART goals).
To make sure your goals are SMART, ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I want to achieve?
- Why do I want to achieve it?
- How will I know when I’ve achieved it?
- What steps do I need to take to get there?
- By when do I want to achieve it?
If your goal doesn’t meet all of the criteria above, keep brainstorming until you come up with a SMART goal. Then, put it somewhere you’ll see it every day. Your vision board is a great place, or you could even write your goal on a sticky note to put above your desk!
2. Get Super Organized
One of the keys to success is being organized and efficient with your time. If you feel like you’re constantly playing catch-up, it’s time to get organized.
There are a few ways you can do this:
Use a Planner or Project Management Software
This can be an electronic or physical planner. I personally prefer using Notion for personal planning and ClickUp for business organization because I can access it from anywhere and I can set reminders. But some people prefer physical planners because they like the act of writing things down.
Whichever you prefer, make sure you’re using a system that works for you and that you actually enjoy using. Otherwise, you won’t stick with it.
Set Up a Filing System
If you’re constantly misplacing things or can never find what you need, it’s time to set up a filing system. This could be an electronic system like Evernote or a physical system with folders and binders.
The key is to have a place for everything so you know where to find it when you need it.
Clean Out Your Closet
This one might seem unrelated to productivity, but hear me out. If your closet is crammed full of clothes you never wear, it’s going to take up valuable space in your home and your head. Every time you look at your closet, you’re going to feel stressed out because it’s such a mess.
Take the time to go through your clothes and get rid of anything you don’t wear. Then, organize what’s left so it’s easy to find what you want. Trust me, you’ll feel so much better once it’s done!
3. Make Movement a Part of Your Day
If you want to be productive, you need to have energy. Moving your body is one of the best ways to give yourself a burst of energy.
I’m not saying you need to work out for 2 hours a day (although that would be amazing). But you should make movement a part of your everyday routine.
I love going for walks around my neighborhood because it gets me out in the fresh air and I get to move my body. But there are tons of other ways you can move, too.
Here are some fun ways to incorporate movement into your day-to-day life:
- Take a brisk walk in your neighborhood
- Stretch or get on the treadmill while you’re watching TV
- Have a solo dance party around your house
- Go for a bike ride
- Hit the gym
4. Eat Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Good
What you put into your body has a big impact on how you feel. If you’re eating processed foods, it’s no wonder you’re feeling sluggish and unproductive.
I used to eat a lot of processed foods, and I had no idea how much they were affecting my body until I made a few changes to my diet. Once I started eating more whole foods, I was bursting with energy. It sounds like a no-brainer, but it really does make a difference!
My go-to is making smoothies with my Nutribullet. I fill it with fresh (or even frozen) fruits and vegetables and it’s a super quick way to get in all of the nutrients I need. I highly recommend getting a Nutribullet (or another type of blender).
5. Spend Time With Loved Ones
One of the most important things in life is relationships. Make an effort to spend more time with your family and friends in 2023. Whether you’re catching up over coffee or going on vacation together, quality time with loved ones is always worth it.
I know it can be hard to find the time, but it’s so important to nurture your relationships. These are the people who will be there for you through thick and thin, so make sure you’re making them a priority.
6. Travel at Every Opportunity!
2023 is your year to see the world! Even if you can’t take a long trip, there are plenty of ways to explore new places close to home.
Take a day trip to a nearby town or city that you’ve always wanted to visit. Or, go on a hike in a state park you’ve never been to before. Even if you can only take a few weekend trips, getting out and exploring is one of the best ways to enrich your life.
There are lots of places on my bucket list, but I hope to make it to Europe, Indonesia, and perhaps even Hawaii in 2023!
7. Learn a New Skill
One of the best ways to make 2023 a great year is to learn something new. It could be anything from learning to cook to taking up a new sport.
Not only will learning a new skill give you a sense of accomplishment, but it can also help you meet new people and open up new opportunities.
If you’re not sure where to start, I recommend getting a Skillshare subscription. Skillshare is an online learning platform with thousands of classes on everything from design to business to cooking. You can even take classes on things like meditation and self-care.
8. Boost Your Productivity by Being Intentional With Your Time
Working harder is so last year.
I’m not saying that hard work is a bad thing. I actually believe quite the opposite. But if you’re finding that you’re working more hours and getting less done, it might be time to reassess your approach.
Instead of just working hard, start being intentional with your time. Make a list of your goals for the day, week, or month and then work backward to figure out what steps you need to take to achieve them.
You might also want to try a productivity method like the Pomodoro Technique, which involves working in short bursts and taking breaks in between. That is my go-to approach for getting through long work days.
9. Save and Spend Money Intentionally
Money is another area where intentionality is key. Here are a couple of ways to make your money work for you:
Create a Budget
Start by creating a budget and sticking to it. Make sure you’re saving money each month so that you can reach your financial goals. When you do spend money, make sure it’s on things that will truly make you feel happy and fulfilled.
I know that sounds easier said than done, but trust me, it’s worth it. Intentional spending and saving will help you stress less about money and give you the freedom to live your life on your own terms.
Improve Your Financial Literacy
One of the best things you can do for your financial well-being is to educate yourself on personal finance. Read books, listen to podcasts, and take courses on money management.
The more you know about money, the better equipped you’ll be to make smart decisions with your finances. And when it comes to money, knowledge really is power.
Date Your Money
Yup, you read that right. I said date your money.
I’m not talking about taking your money out to a romantic dinner (although you could do that, too, if you wanted). I’m talking about setting a time once or twice a month where you sit down and give your undivided attention to your finances.
During your date, go over your budget, check your bank account balances, and review your financial goals. This is a great way to get a handle on your finances and make sure you’re staying on track
10. Make Debt Your Ally
If you’re struggling with debt, it’s time to make a change.
The thing about debt is that it isn’t inherently bad (despite what other people may have told you throughout your life). In fact, debt can actually be quite useful if it’s managed correctly.
You can use debt to your advantage by using it to help you reach your financial goals. For example, you can go into debt to finance a business venture or buy a house.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should go out and rack up a bunch of debt just for the sake of it. You should only take on debt if you’re confident you can handle the payments and if it’s going to help you achieve your long-term goals.
11. Invest in Yourself
Investing in yourself is one of the best things you can do for your future.
When you invest in yourself, you’re investing in your ability to earn a higher income, have more job security, and live a better life.
You can invest in your education by taking courses and attending workshops. You can also invest in your health by eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to investing in yourself, so start thinking about what you can do to make yourself a better person.
12. Be Mindful and Live in the Present Moment
Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment. In a world that’s always moving, it can be hard to slow down and appreciate the simple things. But when you’re more mindful, you’ll find that life is more enjoyable.
Living in the moment means enjoying your life as it is right now. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future. Instead, focus on making the most of every day.
13. Simplify Your Life
By this, I mean focusing on the aspects of life that truly light you up and make you happy.
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But when you simplify your life, you make room for the things that matter most to you.
Start by evaluating your current situation. What do you need to let go of in order to make room for what you really want? Once you’ve identified the areas of your life that need simplifying, take action and start decluttering.
In 2022, I was involved in a toxic and draining business opportunity (completely unrelated to the current company I own).
I was stressed out all the time, I had no work/life balance, and I was constantly worried about money. It was a really tough time for me, both mentally and emotionally.
Eventually, I realized that I needed to simplify my life if I ever wanted to be happy again. So, I departed from that business and decided to go full-time in my company, Transit of Pluto.
It was a scary decision, but it was also the best thing I could have done for myself. After simplifying my life, I was finally able to focus on the things that mattered most to me. I haven’t looked back since!
14. Hang Out With People Who Support Your Dreams
It’s important to surround yourself with people who understand and support your vision. These are the people who will encourage you when you’re feeling down and help you stay motivated when things get tough.
Find a community of like-minded individuals who are chasing their own dreams. This could be an online group, a local meetup, or even just a group of friends.
The people you surround yourself with have a big impact on your life, so make sure you choose wisely.
15. Be Grateful For What You Have
No matter how bad things might seem, there’s always something to be grateful for.
Focusing on the positive can help you get through tough times. It can also help you appreciate the good times even more.
Start each day by brainstorming a few things you’re grateful for. This could be anything from your health to your job to your family and friends.
You can also keep a gratitude journal where you write down things you’re thankful for on a regular basis. I started my gratitude journal in 2020, at the height of worldwide chaos.
My journaling practice helped me stay grounded and appreciate all the good in my life, even when it seemed like the world was falling apart.
If you’re not used to being grateful, it might feel awkward at first. But the more you do it, the easier it will become. Eventually, you’ll find that gratitude is one of the keys to happiness.
16. Practice Self-Compassion
Self-compassion means extending the same kindness and understanding to yourself that you would give to others. It’s about being gentle with yourself and accepting yourself for who you are, flaws and all.
If you’re struggling with self-compassion, start by practicing mindfulness. Pay attention to your thoughts and emotions without judging them. Simply observe them and let them go.
You might also want to try some self-compassion meditation or journaling about your struggles in a non-judgmental way. Once you start showing yourself some compassion, you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.
17. Let Go Of The Past
The past is in the past for a reason. Holding onto it will only keep you from living your best life.
If you want to be happy, you need to learn to let go of the things that are holding you back. This includes grudges, resentments, and any negative feelings you’re still hanging onto.
Forgive yourself for your mistakes and give yourself permission to move on. Then, make a conscious effort to focus on the present moment.
In 2022, I went through a really difficult breakup. It was painful and I spent a lot of time dwelling on losing my boyfriend (who was also my best friend) at the time. But eventually, I realized that I needed to let go if I ever wanted to be truly happy again.
It wasn’t easy, but I did it. And now, I’m in a much better place emotionally. So if I can do it, you can too.
The more you live in the present, the less you’ll dwell on the past. And the more you let go of, the lighter and freer you’ll feel.
18. Give Back to Your Community
One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make someone else happy. When you give back to your community, you get the added bonus of making the world a better place.
There are countless ways to give back, so find an opportunity that aligns with your interests and passions.
You can volunteer for a local charity, donate money to a cause you care about, or even just do something nice for a stranger.
Giving back doesn’t have to be a big production. Sometimes, the smallest gestures can make the biggest impact. So don’t underestimate the power of giving, even in small doses.
19. Spend More Time in Nature
Nature has a way of restoring our mental and emotional health. It definitely has that effect on me.
That’s why I’m very intentional about spending at least 30 minutes outdoors every day, especially on the days when I sit and stare at my laptop screen for 12+ hours.
If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, take some time to connect with the natural world. Go for a walk in the park, sit by a lake, or just spend some time outside in your backyard.
Studies have shown that spending time in nature can reduce stress, improve mood, and increase energy levels. So if you want to be happier, make time for nature.
20. Be More Mindful of Your Thoughts
Did you know that your thoughts have a direct impact on your happiness? It’s true.
The way you think about yourself, your life, and the world around you affects how you feel. If you want to be happier, you need to be more mindful of the thoughts you’re thinking.
Start by paying attention to your self-talk. What kind of things do you say to yourself on a daily basis? If it’s anything less than positive and supportive, it’s time for a change.
Try to catch yourself when you’re thinking negative thoughts and reframe them in a more positive light. For example, instead of thinking “I’m such a screw up,” try thinking “I made a mistake, but I’m learning and growing from it.”
It takes practice, but the more you do it, the easier it will become. And eventually, you’ll start to see a difference in your overall happiness levels.
21. Practice the Art of Patience
Patience is a virtue for a reason. It’s one of the key ingredients to happiness.
When you’re patient, you’re able to go with the flow, even when things don’t go exactly as planned. You’re able to deal with difficult people and situations without losing your cool. And you’re able to maintain a positive outlook, even when things are challenging.
Of course, patience is something that needs to be practiced. It doesn’t come naturally to everyone. But the more you work on it, the easier it will become.
If you want to be happier in 2023, make a conscious effort to be more patient. It will make a world of difference in how you show up and hold space for other people.
22. Connect With New People Online
When you build relationships and connections with people, you open yourself up to new opportunities, experiences, and perspectives.
Living in the digital age offers us the unique benefit of being able to connect with new people online who share similar values, interests, and goals as us.
I have made tons of social media friends in my time online, and those are people I probably never would have met outside of the digital world.
If you want to be happier in 2023, make an effort to connect with new people online. Join social media groups, participate in online forums and discussions, and reach out to people you admire and respect.
You never know who you’ll meet or what kind of impact they’ll have on your life. But one thing is for sure, they’ll definitely make your life a lot more interesting.
23. Make Time For Yourself
One of the best things you can do for your happiness is to make time for yourself. If you have kids, a romantic partner, or even just a really demanding job, it’s easy to let your own needs fall by the wayside.
But if you want to be truly happy, you need to put yourself first sometimes. You need to make time for the things that make you happy, even if it’s just for a few minutes each day.
Maybe that means taking a break to read your favorite book, taking a long bath, or going for a walk by yourself. Whatever it is, make sure you’re doing something that’s just for you.
24. Give Yourself the Permission to Be Happy
One of the most important things you can do for your happiness is to give yourself permission to be happy.
Often, we tell ourselves that we don’t deserve to be happy because of our past mistakes or current circumstances.
But the truth is, we all deserve to be happy. No matter what’s happened in our lives or what’s going on currently, we all have a right to feel good.
So if you want to be happier in 2023, make a commitment to yourself to allow yourself to be happy. Give yourself permission to feel good, not because you earned it—but because you inherently deserve it.
25. Release Negative Thoughts and Emotions
My perspective on this might be a hot take, but I believe that there is no such thing as “positive” and “negative” emotions.
All emotions are valid and deserve to be felt. However, some emotions might not be serving us in the present moment.
For example, if you’re feeling really angry about something that happened in the past, it might not be helpful to dwell on those negative emotions. Instead, it might be more beneficial to focus on the present moment and what you can do to move forward.
Of course, this is easier said than done. But if you want to have an awesome 2023, it’s important to release any negative thoughts or emotions that are holding you back.
26. Stop the Toxic Comparison Game
The age of social media has given us a whole new level of comparison. We now have access to people’s “perfect” lives 24/7, and it’s easy to start feeling like we’re not good enough when we compare ourselves to others.
Everyone has their own unique journey. Comparing your path to someone else’s highlight reel is only going to hold you back and make you feel worse about yourself.
I used to fall into the trap of comparing my body to other people’s bodies, my career to other people’s careers, and my lifestyle to other people’s seemingly flawless lives. And guess what? It made me want to shrink myself down and disappear.
When I finally stopped comparing myself to others, I started feeling so much better about myself and my own life. The magic returned to my day-to-day existence, and I started seeing the beauty in my own journey.
Make a commitment to yourself to stop comparing your life to other people’s lives. Get into the driver’s seat and focus on the highway ahead of you, not the other cars on the road.
27. Go to Therapy
Make 2023 the year you prioritize your mental health. If you’ve been struggling, one of the best things you can do is to seek professional help from a therapist or other mental health professional.
Therapy can help you learn how to cope with difficult emotions, work through traumas, and improve your relationships. It’s a safe space to talk about the things that are bothering you, and it can be incredibly helpful.
If you live in a big city or metropolitan area and you have health insurance with mental health coverage, I recommend using Zocdoc to find a therapist in your area. You can filter for therapists who accept your insurance, have experience with your particular issue, and even read reviews from other patients.
If you don’t live in a major city or you don’t have insurance, there are still options available to you. For example, many universities have counseling centers that offer low-cost or free therapy to students and community members.
There are also online therapy platforms that offer support. I won’t recommend any because I have not personally tried them, but there are additional options to look into.
28. Practice Self-Care
Self-care is so important, and yet it’s often one of the first things to go when we get busy. We tell ourselves that we don’t have time for a bath or a massage or a pedicure, but the truth is that self-care is not a luxury—it’s a necessity.
When we take care of ourselves, we’re able to show up as our best selves for the people and things that matter most to us. We have more energy, we’re more patient, and we’re better able to handle stress.
So make a commitment to yourself to practice self-care on a regular basis. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or expensive. Just do something that makes you feel good, whether it’s taking a workout class, getting your hair done, or making yourself a smoothie. (Those are all options I love!)
29. Set Healthy Boundaries With Your Family, Friends, Work, and Devices
In order to have a healthy and happy life, it’s important to set boundaries with the people and things in your life. That means saying “no” when you need to, setting limits on your time and energy, and protecting your physical and emotional space.
For example, if you have a friend who is always asking you for favors but never reciprocates, it might be time to set a boundary and tell them that you’re not available to help them all the time. Or if you’re always working late and you’re starting to feel burned out, it might be time to set a boundary with your boss and explain that you need to leave on time in order to avoid burnout.
It can be difficult to set boundaries, but it’s so important to do what’s best for you. Remember that you are not responsible for other people’s happiness—you can only control your own.
Saying no can be difficult, especially if you’re a people pleaser. But it’s so important to put your own needs first. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or over-committed, don’t be afraid to say no. Your happiness should always be a priority.
30. Build Your Sense of Self-Worth
It can be very easy to fall into negative thought patterns and start to doubt yourself or question your worth. But it’s so important to remember that you are worthy of love and respect. No one can determine your worth except for you—and you have inherent worth and value.
One way to build your sense of self-worth is to do things that make you feel good. That might mean taking care of yourself physically, spending time with people who make you feel good, or doing things that make you feel accomplished and successful. When you do things that make you feel good, it’s a reminder that you are worthy of love and respect.
It’s also important to remember that your worth is not based on your accomplishments or what other people think of you. You are worthy just because you exist. So, be kind to yourself, extend yourself grace, and know that you are deserving of a beautiful life.
31. Get in Touch With Your Spirituality
Spirituality can mean different things to different people, but for most people, it’s a way of connecting with something larger than themselves. It’s a way of finding meaning and purpose in life.
There are many ways to connect with your spirituality. Some people find solace in religious or spiritual practices, while others find it through nature, art, music, or simply spending time alone in reflection.
There is no right or wrong way to connect with your spirituality. The important thing is that you take the time to connect with something that brings you peace and helps you feel connected to a higher power.
When you’re feeling lost or disconnected, taking a moment to connect with your spiritual side can be very grounding. It can help you remember what matters most to you and why you’re here.
My Favorite Spiritual Practices
I consider myself to be a spiritual person, but I do not follow an organized religion. Instead, I find my spirituality in many different places. Here are a few spiritual practices I love:
I love to write. It’s a way for me to process my thoughts and feelings, and it helps me to connect with my higher self. Journaling is part of my morning ritual. I usually just do stream-of-consciousness writing, but sometimes I’ll write down my goals or intentions for the day or a few things I’m grateful for.
Meditation has been a game-changer for me. It’s helped me to focus my mind, become more aware of my thoughts and emotions, and connect with my inner wisdom.
I love collecting crystals. I have a few that I keep on my desk, and I always carry some with me when I travel so I can bring the good vibes along.
There are so many ways to connect with your spirituality. Find what works for you and make time for it every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
32. Start a New Journal
I’m gonna piggyback off my last point and say that starting a journal is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellness. It’s a great way to get in touch with your thoughts and feelings, process your emotions, and connect with your higher self.
I highly recommend starting a morning journaling practice. It’s a great way to set the tone for your day and get into alignment with your intentions and manifestations.
33. Read More Frequently
Fun fact: I was a huge reader when I was a kid. I didn’t talk to anyone, and I always had my nose in a book (LOL!)
I’m not quite as voracious of a reader as I was back then, but I still try to make time to read at least a few times a week. It’s a great way to escape from the world, learn new things, and explore other perspectives.
Books can be a great source of knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment. Make a goal to read at least one book per month this year. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it!
34. *Actually* Get 8 Hours of Sleep Each Night
I know, I know. This is such a clichéd wellness tip. But it’s a cliché for a reason! Getting enough sleep is so important for your physical and mental health.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, now is the time to make a change. Create a bedtime routine that allows you to wind down and relax before going to bed. Turn off all electronics at least 30 minutes before sleep, and try to keep the same sleep schedule on weekends as you do during the week.
Your body will thank you!
35. Cut Toxic People Out of the Picture
NOT literally (unless you’re feeling a little dramatic!)
But seriously, it’s time to cut the toxic people out of your life. These are the people who drain your energy, bring you down, and make you feel bad about yourself.
You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. If someone is consistently making you feel bad, it’s time to take a step back and reassess the relationship. You might even want to consider cutting ties completely.
You might be thinking, “But what if these toxic people are family members?” Obviously, that is a nuanced situation, but here’s my take:
It is your responsibility to protect your vibe. You don’t have to have a relationship with someone just because they’re related to you. You get to choose who you want in your life. If someone is bringing you down, it’s OK to take a break from the relationship, even if it’s just temporary.
36. Quit a Bad Habit
Smoking, drinking too much, biting your nails, even procrastinating… whatever it is, it’s time to break the habit!
(I am a chronic procrastinator, so trust me when I say I am calling myself out on that one! Anyway, back to the point.)
You’re not going to break an undesirable habit overnight (and that’s okay!) But the key is to start taking small steps in the right direction.
If you want to quit smoking, for example, start by cutting back on the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Or if you want to procrastinate less, start by setting a timer for 5 minutes and working on the task you’re avoiding for that amount of time.
The goal is to make progress, not to be perfect. So take it one step at a time, and be patient with yourself.
37. Take on a Creative Hobby
Doing something creative is a great way to reduce stress, boost your mood, and add some more positivity into your life. Even if you’re not the artistic type, there are plenty of creative hobbies to choose from.
Try cooking or baking, writing, photography, gardening, or even scrapbooking. The sky’s the limit! And who knows? Maybe you’ll discover a hidden talent in the process.
38. Go on a Soul Search for Your Life Purpose
This is a biggie! Trying to figure out your life purpose can feel daunting, but it’s so worth it.
Your life purpose is what gets you excited to jump out of bed each day. It’s what motivates you and drives you to do great things. It’s unique to you, and it’s something that brings you fulfillment.
If you haven’t already, start giving some thought to what your life purpose might be. What are your passions and interests? What makes you feel most alive? Answering these questions can help you get closer to finding your purpose.
39. Make a Conscious Effort to Be Positive and Optimistic
Positivity and optimism are powerful states of mind. They can help you attract what you want in life, cope with difficult situations, and feel good about yourself and the world around you.
If you’re not naturally a positive person, that’s okay! You can learn how to be more positive. It takes practice, but it’s definitely possible.
Start by making a conscious effort to focus on the good in every situation, no matter how small. For example, if you’re stuck in traffic, instead of getting angry and frustrated, try to appreciate the extra time you have to listen to your favorite music or podcasts.
Or if you’re having a bad day at work, instead of dwelling on the negatives, try to focus on the fact that you have a job that allows you to pay your bills and support yourself.
It might seem like a small change, but over time, it can make a big difference in your overall outlook on life.
40. Do Something Nice for Someone Every Day
One of the best ways to make yourself (and someone else) feel good is to do something kind for another person.
It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive. Something as simple as holding the door open for someone, letting them go ahead of you in line, or complimenting their outfit can brighten their day.
And when you make someone else feel good, it’s a nice way to spread positivity and good vibes. So why not make it a goal to do something nice for someone every day? It’s a great way to make the world a little bit brighter.
41. Make Yourself a Leader
If you want to make a difference in the world, consider stepping into a leadership role. Leaders are powerful change-makers, and they have the ability to inspire others and make positive things happen.
Of course, you don’t have to be a CEO or president to be a leader. You can lead in your own life, in your relationships, and in your community.
Start by being the best version of yourself that you can be. Be honest, be authentic, and be true to your values. Then, look for opportunities to step up and make a difference.
You might not think you have what it takes to be a leader, but trust me—you do!
42. Take a Damn Break!
This one is crucial, so make sure you hear me out.
I know you’re probably used to being busy all the time. You might even feel like you have to be busy in order to be productive and successful. But my love, that could not be further from the truth.
In fact, taking breaks is essential for maintaining your health and well-being. It’s when we rest and recharge that we’re able to come back even stronger.
So if you want to make 2023 the best year of your life, promise me you’ll take some time for yourself. Rest when you need to, and don’t feel guilty about it.
Rest is your birthright.
43. Unplug Every Once in a While
Emails. Push notifications, news stories. In today’s world, it’s easy to get sucked into technology.
Why is this a problem? Well, it can be really overwhelming. There’s always something new happening, and it can be tough to keep up.
Plus, constantly being connected can take a toll on your mental health. It’s important to unplug every once in a while and give yourself a break from the constant stimulation.
Make it a point to disconnect from technology at least once a day. Put your phone away, log off of social media, and just be present in the moment. It’s good for your mind, body, and soul.
44. Be More Environmentally Conscious
We only get one planet, and unfortunately, we’re collectively not doing a great job of taking care of it.
One small way you can make a big difference in the world is by being more environmentally conscious.
Start by reducing your consumption. Buy fewer things, and try to purchase items that are sustainably made. For example, I shop secondhand as much as possible. The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide.
By thrifting, shopping on Poshmark, and shopping most of my closet secondhand, I’m doing my part to lower my impact on the environment.
You can also reduce your carbon footprint by recycling, composting, driving less, and using less energy in your home.
45. Do Things Just Because They Are Pleasurable
You don’t have to have a reason to bring more pleasure into your life. You don’t have to “justify” it or make it means something.
You can do things just because they feel good, and that’s enough.
So go ahead and have that extra slice of cake, take a longer nap, splurge on a new outfit, or buy that adult toy you’ve been eyeing. (YEAH, I just said that.)
You deserve it, and you don’t need a reason to treat yourself.
46. Get in Touch With Your Sexuality
This one is for the ladies out there… well, mainly speaking to the ladies because I am one. Gents and nonbinary are included, but I obviously don’t know as much about those perspectives when it comes to sexuality.
Anyway, I think it’s important for women to get in touch with their sexuality. We live in a world that is constantly telling us to be sexy, but not too sexy. To be beautiful, but not vain. It’s confusing, and it can be hard to figure out what our true desires are.
So my challenge for you is to explore your sexuality. Allow yourself to be curious. Experiment. And most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Your pleasure matters, so make sure you’re putting yourself first.
47. Learn to Love Your Body
I’m sure you’ve heard this one before, but it bears repeating because it’s so important.
You need to learn to love your body, just the way it is.
I know that’s easier said than done, but it’s so worth it. Once you learn to love and accept your body, you’ll be so much happier and more free.
You’ll be able to focus on the things that matter, instead of wasting time and energy worrying about your appearance.
Start today. Look in the mirror, and tell yourself one thing that you love about your body. It doesn’t have to be big or profound. Just one thing. And then keep doing it until it becomes second nature.
48. Accept Yourself, Flaws and All
This goes hand-in-hand with the previous point.
In order to love your body, you first need to accept yourself, flaws and all.
That means accepting your stretch marks, your cellulite, your scars, your blemishes… everything.
It also means accepting your personality flaws. We all have them, and that’s okay.
So instead of beating yourself up for not being perfect, learn to love and accept yourself, just the way you are. It’s so much more freeing that way.
49. Stop Trying to Be Perfect
You are not perfect. You never will be perfect. And that’s okay.
So please, give yourself a break. Stop being so hard on yourself.
You’re doing the best you can, and that’s all anyone can ask of you.
Cut yourself some slack. Be gentle with yourself. And always remember, your imperfections are your superpowers.
50. Believe in Yourself
One of the most important things you can do if you want to make 2023 the best year of your life is to believe in yourself.
You are capable of amazing things, my love. But you’ll never achieve your dreams and reach your full potential if you don’t believe that you can do it.
So give yourself a little pep talk. Every day, remind yourself of all the things you’re good at. Fill your mind with positive thoughts, and don’t let anyone bring you down.
You got this!
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