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New Year New Mindset [2023 Roadmap]

Looking back at 2022, I can reflect on all the changes that occurred in my life.  With the new year coming up most people make new year resolutions though only 9% will actually accomplish their goals.  This year let’s change that with a mantra of New Year New Mindset. 

Reflect on everything that you accomplished last year and record it in a journal.  Then reflect on what you could have done better.  Finally, reflect on where you want to go in 2023 and go for it.  

For me, I started blogging and worked on my website.  What could I have done better this year? I could have advertised better to let people know that I opened a virtual private practice.  For 2023, my goal is to be consistent with blogging, seeing virtual private practice patients and to add value on Instagram.  

That’s my self reflection.  Now it is time for your self-reflection. For a New Year New Mindset, I suggest incorporating some of these practices below to improve your mindset to be your best self this year in 2023. 

2323 checklist with a pencil close by and a mug of coffee

1. Read Personal Growth Books 

Learning more about yourself can help you to adapt and improve.  Some of the books I have read that I have found helpful has been: 

 Mindset by Carol Dweck.  It explains the difference between the set and the growth mindset.  

Atomic Habits by James Clear is a great book for learning how to create new habits. 

High Performance Habits by Brenden Buchard helps you to understand how people who perform well function and how to create similar habits to perform as your optimal self.

Consider checking out one of these books and try to read or listen to them everyday.  Set a goal for reading 10 pages a day.  If you are like me and prefer to listen to an audiobook then set a goal for 15-30 minutes/day. Though some days I am happy even if it is just 10 minutes/day. 

2. Get Plenty of Sleep 

Are you tired of people constantly telling you to get enough sleep? Sleep is an important aspect of being able to perform well. When we get adequate sleep then we can perform at our most optimal.  

Try to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep everyday for 1 month and see if you notice a difference.  To accomplish that you can try going to bed at the same time every night.  

Also, you can turn off all electronics 1 hour before bed. Then read a book before bed.  

If that doesn’t work or you have insomnia then consider seeking professional help to determine the cause for poor sleep.  That way you can work on figuring out how to sleep better. 

3. Exercise 

Another age-old advice is to exercise more.  Exercise can release endorphins, the feel good hormone and can also help you to sleep better at night.  

My best piece of advice is to just go out there and do it.  Don’t try to be perfect, finding the best exercise you will enjoy or thinking you have to go to the gym.  

Instead ask yourself what can I do for exercise then do it. If you have a medical condition that limits your ability to exercise then find out what those limitations are and work within them.  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends you get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week and muscle strengthening exercises that work all the muscle groups at least 2x per week. 

Start small and work your way up to those guidelines.  

Be your best self written on a napkin with a pen on the right and coffee on the left

4. Positive Self Talk 

Positive self talk can help you to maintain energy and focus in accomplishing your goals.  How often do you talk negatively about yourself or have someone who talks bad about you to your face.  That negativity if you let it can destroy your productivity.  

I am guilty of negative self talk but I am actively working on talking to myself better so I can be a better person.  

Change the narrative and protect the way YOU talk to yourself.  Focus on what matters. Score your happiness with friends, family, mental health, wellness, finances, and passion projects every week. Make the necessary changes to improve in any of those areas to be your best self.   

Reading positive affirmations throughout the day can help.  Being around people who are positive can also help.  

5. Weekly Goal Setting 

Instead of a New Year Resolution how about we set weekly goals instead. 

Does this sound familiar:  

You make a New Year resolution and either try your best to keep it but fail as life interferes

or get frustrated and overwhelmed and give up. 

Instead a better solution is to create a 3 month goal and then create weekly goals to accomplish your 3 month goal.  This way you won’t get too overwhelmed and it is easier to accomplish.   

The 12 Week Year by Brian Morgan and Michael Lennington outlines this idea and the various nuances to implement and succeed using their method.


New Year New Mindset! Begin with self reflection: what did you accomplish last year, what could you have done better and what do you plan to accomplish this year.  

Then set out to improve yourself and your mindset.  Read personal growth books, get plenty of sleep, exercise, daily affirmations or positive self talk, and set weekly goals. 

Once you incorporate these into your life daily then you will see a great improvement in your life.  Don’t feel like you have to do it all at once.  Instead, take 1-2 of these ideas to incorporate daily then once you master then move on to the rest.  

New Year New Mindset! Let’s make 2023 our best year yet!  Jump on the bandwagon and let’s accomplish it together.  Download the Monthly Mindset Challenge or work with me to improve your mindset to be your best self.  

Let’s do this!

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