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It is possible and you are absolutely capable. You can achieve the very things you desire and dream of the most. You can have that and more and I fully believe it is possible for you THIS YEAR. Continuing our 2023 pep talk full of encouragement for you to make this year your best year yet and live the life you know you are capable of. Ready to feel encouraged? Well, then let’s dive on into how you can make 2023 your year!
Welcome to PART TWO of your complete guide to making sure 2023 is your year. Continuing the conversation on how to truly embody the person you have always dreamed of becoming in this new year. Fully believing that that person is possible and that your best life can happen. And, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you think! Be sure to check out Part ONE on Simple Ways to Live Your Best Life this Year. Believing in and supporting you this year. Fully knowing that are best life is capable this year in 2023.
For part two, I am sharing an additional 12 ways to make 2023 your best year yet. Think of these 12 ways as priorities, little line items to think about as you live and breathe through 2023. Little things to do and implement to really try to align your heart and your behavior with making this year your best year. My true desire is for you to feel encouraged and to feel hope. That you feel inspired to live each day as your best day. I believe that you can hard and challenging seasons, but you can also have moments of joy! Those two things CAN exist at one time.
My whole mission and hope is for you to receive encouragement, motivation, and for you to feel empowered. In order for you to know that you are never alone, ever. Through this list of incredible things to do to make 2023 your year, I hope you feel just that, encouraged, motivated and empowered. All to know deep within the depths of your heart that this can be your year. Alright, you ready, 12 things to make 2023 your year this year!
The very first step that is absolutely essential to making 2023 your best year yet is to create a healthy boundary with work. Create a healthy boundary with work this year. Do what you need to do to get your job done, however make sure you establish a healthy boundary. A boundary that you feel comfortable in and a boundary that you feel comfortable in. Think about the number of hours a week you are working, the times when you are working, but your attention may be divided, and somewhere else. Really focus on making this year the year where you establish a super healthy work boundary.
Secondly, in order to live your best life this year and make 2023 your year, plan a dream vacation. This is so fun. Just do it. Plan it out and believe it is possible. Plan a dream vacation and make it a priority to make that dream vacation work this year!
Next, another super powerful way to make 2023 your year is to choose a word for 2023! Choose a word to focus on for 2023 and let that word be your anthem. I have more inspiration on this coming soon. But, until then, think through, self-assess, and reflect on what is a word that you want to focus on for 2023. Then, declare it loudly, that it is your word, and let it be your anthem. This is an incredibly powerful way to make 2023 your year.
Number four, the fourth way to live the life you have always imagined and to make 2023 your year this year is to create a super special self-care routine. Create a super special self-care routine that can become a weekly date with yourself. Focus on a particular thing you can do every single week, something that is special, something that is different, that you can rely on every single week in order to pour back into you.
Allow this to be a time where you are replenished, a time where you are revived. Make your special self-care routine, a weekly tradition that gives you a moment to only focus on you! The ultimate opportunity to refresh yourself every single week. And do the special things to make it even more unique. Allow this to become your reality every single week. Your self-care is incredibly important to you in order for you to be the full you that you are created to be!
One of the best things you can do this year to make it your year is to focus on becoming fully present when you are spending time with your family. Practice being present. Practice being fully there in the moment when you are spending time with your family. During these moments, don’t worry about other things. Don’t let a whole year go by to where you regret not being present in those moments. It can be incredibly challenging. But also, incredibly powerful as these moments are the most valuable. Therefore, in order to make 2023 your best year, work on becoming more fully present with your family.
Number six is also incredibly powerful. This year, in order to make 2023 your year, make the ordinary moments feel extraordinary. Make the everyday moments become the really big moments, that you never take for granted. Turn up the music in the kitchen and dance. Have fun. Laugh until your abs hurt. Find ways to make the everyday moments feel extraordinary. Plan an impromptu date. Plan a last-minute trip to the park. Find moments and do the unexpected thing to allow yourself to make the ordinary moments feel extraordinary. It is possible as it mainly is what happens within our mind as to how we look at our situation. Therefore, practice a mindset shift this year, to treat the ordinary moments as extraordinary.
Seventh on our list of how to make 2023 your year, spend more time outside. Live your best life this year, by spending MORE time outside. Think about how you can incorporate more outdoor living and more moments lived outside. It can be easy to forget how incredible it feels to spend time outside and to move our bodies outside. Therefore, in order to make 2032 your best year yet, focus on living and spending more moments outside, so that you can truly thrive!
This one is fun! Number eight, on the list of how to make 2023 your best year yet – read more books. Put away the screens, and simply read. I love having a list of books to read, and I plan on actually reading them this year. In fact, you can check out 12 inspiring and encouraging books I have on my list to read this year HERE. It can be so therapeutic to me, to get lost in the story of someone else’s words. Therefore, do that this year. Get lost in the story of someone else’s words and find a little bit more of yourself in the process.
Next up on the list, talk about the hard things. Let this be the year where you don’t shy away from the hard, but instead you fully embrace it. Enable yourself to work through it in order to find freedom for once and for all. Talk about the hard things, have the hard conversations. Do the nitty gritty of life. Yes, it is uncomfortable and hard, but it is possible. And there is so much in store for you when you work through the hard.
Another key component in your game plan for 2023 to make this year your best yet, take a chance on yourself. Why not take a chance on yourself this year? Wonder what could happen. Wonder the possibilities of taking a chance on yourself. What would it actually look like when you take that step out of your comfort zone? Wonder! Actually put a plan in place and do it.
Last year, I took a chance on myself and started a podcast. And it was one of the best things I could have done. Was it uncomfortable, absolutely. But worth it without a doubt. If you are looking for inspiration on how to actually take a chance on yourself, check out 5 ways to make your dream come true – tactical steps to help you step forward in faith and action to living that life you desire to live!
One more way to make 2023 your best year is to simplify, simplify & simplify. Make this the year where you focus on less is more and quality over quantity. Focus on eliminating waste within your life and within your mind, as well as within your home. And simplifying the things you have, and how you live. Go through areas of your home that you can simplify and refresh in order to make this year your best one yet!
Finally, the last thing to do to on your complete game plan for making 2023 your best year yet. Believe you are fully capable of living your best life this year. No matter what comes your way, don’t let that stop you. Fully believe you are capable of living your best life and that it can actually happen!
Friend, your best year is here. And the beautiful thing is fully embracing this mindset and mentality of making the next year the greatest year of your life. Because it can be. No matter what hard things happen. As long as we shift our mindset, extend endless grace, give freedom to ourselves to be the person we can be in each and every moment, and look for the extraordinary moments, in the everyday. We can actually do it! So excited for you and for all the growth that will continue to happen this year!