It’s finally 2023, which means, it’s time for another new beginning, a chance to reflect on the past year and begin the new year with a clean slate and a fresh mind.
Here are a few things to keep in mind to make this new year a special, productive, and healthy one
Let go of the past - be it disappointing outcomes, regrets, or bad experiences. Acknowledge what happened, address your feelings and learn from the past, but do not dwell on it too much. Although we have no control over what has happened, we do have the power to change the future.
Set an Intention
Setting intentions gives us purpose and a chance to discover more about ourselves.
List out values, priorities, things you enjoy, and things you want from the new year, and start finding ways to incorporate them into your daily life.
We all begin the year with excitement and enthusiasm, with big plans and ideas. We push ourselves with great intensity, only to fizzle out later. When it comes to actually accomplishing your goals, rely on discipline rather than motivation. Consistency is the key to long-term success - it builds small habits which lead to big differences.
Put yourself first
We all know that self-care is important, but how many of us actually follow it? Sometimes we tend to feel guilty if we have to put our needs first, but it is time to realize that self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity. This year, do something for yourself - take the leap, work towards your dream job, travel to a new place, start a new hobby, take action (even if that means extra rest!) for your health - find something that excites you or lets you feel at ease.
Wishing you all a very happy new year!
Her Second Innings is excited to kickstart the new year with you! Join us with our Coach Jenny at our online workshop “Set and Achieve your Goals in 2023”.
About the Author
Meghana Ganesh is a Community Manager at Her Second Innings. She is a Computer Science Graduate with a passion for women’s empowerment and equality, and diversity hiring in organizations.
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