Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.
New Year, New You…
This statement always makes me pause. Do I really want to create a whole new me in 2023? Not really.
What I do want is an enhanced version of me. The 2.0 version. Can you relate? And what does that even look like, right?
For me, it’s often undoing bad habits and refocusing on the things that bring me back to good health and wellness, and feeling good from the inside out. You know, all the things we often throw out the window during the holiday season.
Things to add more of in 2023:
- More whole foods and less processed ones
- More quality time and emotional connection with others and less time on social media and electronics
- More exercise and less sitting around
- More self-care and less putting everyone else’s needs above your own
- More love and compassion and less judgment and criticism
What else are you adding to your life in 2023?
Common stressors for moms around the new year:
- Finding time to focus on your wants, needs and resolutions
- Wanting to make life changes, but not knowing where to start
- Not having the support you need from your partner to create and live an intentional life
- Feeling like your kids’ needs should always come before your own
- Work stress and needing to meet new year work goals
- Struggling with a mental health issue like anxiety, depression, grief, etc.
What things do you typically struggle with this time of year?
New year self-care ideas for 2023:
- Start therapy- it’s a great time to help you work through your issues
- Come up with a word of the year (Mine’s ADVENTURE for 2023, what’s yours?)
- Create a vision board to help keep your 2023 goals in focus
- Move your body- go for a walk, do some gentle stretches, finally try that Pilates class you’ve been interested in
- Focus on mindfulness and being centered and grounded in your body
- Start a quiet or guided daily meditation practice
What else would you add here?
Also keep in mind that entering a new year may be hard for you. You may be grieving the loss of someone or something in 2022, or may be feeling like you didn’t accomplish a whole lot in the previous year. Know that however you’re feeling is valid, and that you’re not alone. I wish you all the best in 2023. Happy New Year!