Sunday, January 1, 2023

5 Tips for a Fresh Start in the New Year 2023

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5 Tips for a Fresh Start in the New Year 2023


Undoubtedly, we all go through difficulties in life. But always remember that we have one life to live and we should try to live in the best way possible. Covid-19 times taught us a lot of things unexpectedly, which shows that life is unpredictable. We can only try our best way possible to live happily and healthily.


For me, the first half year was exciting as my book “The Essence of Motherhood” got published in January, received a sympathetic response, and got featured in online newspapers, etc. But the second half year went in more of self-realization and in trying to conceive a second child. So, I had a lot of visits to the doctor and tried to follow a fitness routine, etc. Meanwhile, I also realized that I am grateful for so many people in my life who supported me all the time. There’s always something around that we’re grateful but in the hustle and bustle of life, we rarely notice that.


Here’re a few tips I would like to share with you on “How can you start afresh the new year 2023” positively.


5 Tips for a Fresh Start in the New Year 2023

1.   Be Grateful


Gratefulness is something that should come from within. Believe me, we all have something to be grateful for. We just need to learn to appreciate our daily life. Everyone has a story and a past to talk about, but it depends ever on the day we react to it. So, let’s try ‘being grateful’ every day for everything by writing or reading gratitude affirmations.

For eg.

  •  I am grateful for my family, friends, and relatives.
  • I am grateful to God
  • I am grateful for this new day.
  • I am grateful for another chance to live my life.

2.    Practice Mindfulness


Mindfulness is paying attention to a particular thing with no judgment. It helps you to stay focused and concentrate only on the moment. Be mindful while you’re eating and pay full attention to the food, the texture, the taste, etc. Same as if you’re playing with the kid. Try giving full attention to the kid etc. same goes for the work. Don’t merge two things together.,

3.  Set S.M.A.R.T Goals


Having a goal plays a crucial role in personal and professional development. 


S: Specific

M: Measurable

A: Attainable

R: Realistic

T: Time-bound


It simply means whether your goal is personal or professional or both. We should set it with real deadlines, trackable, quite possible, and real. You can start by setting a small goal based on the day, quarterly, or yearly, etc. Let’s do this in the upcoming new year 2023.

4.   Plan and Schedule


As mentioned in the above points, you should have a goal. After that, planning is equally important in how you are going to lead it.

Without planning and proper scheduling, you won’t be able to achieve your target. Though you can try out some planners here and check what’s working the best for you. Remember, it’s about you and your life.

5. Move On…!

One thing we should learn from the clock is that “it keeps moving on”. Whether it’s the morning, the afternoon, the night, etc. it doesn’t stop for anyone. Then why do we?

Let’s take a pause for some time from everything and relax, but then let’s start afresh with new hopes, new plans, and fresh memories.


So, today is the first day of the year 2023. Allow yourself to welcome the new year with new hopes and new opportunities.


Here’re a few positive affirmations to welcome the new year.

1.    I am worthy of a successful year ahead.

2.    I am entering the near year with an open heart and an open mind.

3.    I am healthy and full of energy.

4.    I am making myself a priority this year.

5.    I promise to be healthier, happier, and wiser.


I would like to know what are your affirmations for the new year. In what ways are you trying to keep yourself positive? Kindly comment in the box below… This blog post is part of the Let's Say Hello 2023 Blogging Activity hosted by Swarnali Nath 

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  1. Using affirmations is a powerful tool to stay focused and receive more positive energy. Thanks for sharing them with us. Wish your book reach more readers and you achieve more success in the coming year. Wishing a wonderful 2023!

  2. I feel as if I am reading my post.. Even I think like you.Even I practice gratitude advocate gratitude and mindfulness. This year I have practiced affirmations and manifested so many things for myself.I have prepared an extensive PPT and I am sharing it with anyone who is interested.

  3. Very positive post. I feel that the last pointer "Move on" is very important and a much needed one in today's circumstances. These days, we tend to give little extra importance to many unwanted people. We should learn to move on. Because it will make make our life more sane and beautiful.

  4. Mindfulness is something that I swear by because once I started practicing it, my life changed like I'm never before. It is indeed magic. Also I liked the SMART GOALS. simple basic things with tremendous effects

  5. These are very practical things to do in 2023. The best practice is to move on and start afresh.

  6. Its really a positive post-Radhika and I liked two points Mindfulness and moving on, both are very much required to keep our sanity, otherwise its easy for us to go bonkers and loose ourselves amidst this chaos

  7. This is such a positive post that helped me smile as I read it because I too want to better myself in many areas of life and your recommendations are awesome.

  8. Hi Radhika. I really enjoyed the S.M.A.R.T Goals. Smartly conceived! Best wishes to you for 2023.

  9. These are great tips to follow for a new year. I'm hoping to follow some of them myself. Wishing you the best for 2023 :)

  10. SMART goals approach help us to be more productive . Affirmations are powerful tool. I too use them . Nice post. Wishing you all the best for 2023!!.

  11. You recommendations are great for someone who struggles with time management, aka me. I also like the affirmations, though I rarely practice it, I do think chanting or writing affirmations just gives you a positive vibe. Here's wishing you a rocking 2023!

  12. Hi. Taken a screenshot of the affirmations. Schedule I find it to be the most difficult part of life. I am also trying push myself to not doubt my ability but work on blog so it gets raked better and more more readers also.

  13. Lovely post Radhika. I so agree with being grateful. We often ignore the small good things that happen to us. love your way of pushing things toward positive side.

  14. It would serve us well to follow these positive affirmations not just in the new year but throughout our life. This is such a good post to start the year with.

  15. Love the point on having smart goals. It's very important or else we'd be running after anything and everything we assume is needed.

  16. A very positive post post that resonate closely with my resolutions ir habits to be practiced as they say. Let us embrace the small good things and be grateful

  17. This is a very concise and informative post Radhika. Practising gratitude and mindfulness is a must in today's world. It not only helps us to stay focused but also control the chaotic mind. Also, with these positive affirmations, it is indeed a great beginning of the year. Wish you loads of luck and happiness for 2023.