How I will be hopeful in the New Year
As we head into 2023, an excited, anticipating energy fills most people’s lives. For some, the New Year means a fresh start or new beginning. For me, I am hopeful – for new connections and relationships, and for caring more for others by caring more for myself.
I am hopeful for strengthening relationships with people that may already be in my life or forming new ones with those I don’t know yet. And I am hopeful for new connections to things/activities/hobbies etc. To help make way for these connections, this year I’m going to allow myself to let these connections form, truly creating space for the new. Also, I want to pay more attention to who and what makes me happy and spend more time with those people and things.
I believe that for relationships to be healthy connections, I have to prioritize self-care. Self-care in the world today is a much more popularized concept and is most often applauded. But it can often be hard to allow yourself to find time or truly give yourself this self-care. Here’s what my self-care looks like for 2023: