How To Have The Best 2023

2023 is here, friends! I blinked, and 2022 was gone. Nonetheless, I love a fresh start, which is precisely what a new year provides. On the other hand, a new year can also be overwhelming. There is lots of talk about everyone doing even better than they did last year when honestly, it might have taken all you had to give to get through the year, and the task of being “even bigger and better” can seem daunting. That’s why I’m coming at you with five approachable ways to start the new year on the right foot.

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How To Have The Best 2023

1. Create Sustainable Routines Listen, I love a good routine, sis! However, don’t let the shiny newness of 2023 make you create 93,752 new routines simultaneously. It isn’t sustainable. Start small with something like a morning or evening routine and make it a habit. Once a smaller-scale routine becomes a habit, you can implement a new one. Trying to start too many at one time is just going to make you want to give up.

2. Move Your Body A Little Each Day This one goes along with the last tip. Adding the goal “workout every weekday for two hours” to your list may not be sustainable if this is something new for you. Moving your body each day sounds a lot more approachable! That’s how I’m looking at fitness in the new year. I’m going to do something each day to move my body because, at the end of the day, something will always be better than nothing.

3. Write Down Your Goals As simple as this may sound, it helps! Getting thoughts out of your mind and onto paper or even your notes app frees up so much brain space. It also allows you the power to declare something. No, you aren’t setting your goals in stone. You can change them whenever you want. But by declaring them in some way, you’re holding yourself accountable.

How To Have The Best 2023

4. Clean Your Space If there is clutter in my space, there is almost always clutter in my mind. Giving your space a deep clean for the new year helps to set up your intentions and clear your mind for the strides you’re getting ready to take in your life.

5. Focus On Self-Care We’ve all heard it before, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” As cliche as it sounds, it’s some of the most accurate advice ever given to me. I can’t show up as my best self for my husband, my boys, or my business if I’m not showing up for myself as Anitra. We as women often take care of so many in our lives; don’t get me wrong, it’s a privilege and a blessing, but it’s so easy to forget about ourselves amongst everyone else. Show up for you every single day so you can show up as the best version of yourself in all the other areas of life that matter just as much!

Setting goals for 2023
How To Have The Best 2023

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  1. Kandis Smith says:

    Love this! Simple, real and sound advice.

  2. Kay says:

    Happy New Year! I absolutely love these tips. I am finding that fewer goals works for me. By setting short term goals I am not as overwhelmed and more likely to accomplish them.

  3. Deanna Maurice says:

    I love all of these suggestions and they truly align with most of the things I’m working on this year! Thanks for sharing

  4. Alicia Pettus says:

    Love this! Thank you!!!

  5. Shellee says:

    This was very helpful. Thanks for the tips. I definitely need to work on self care and starting routines one at a time.

  6. summer dimmitt says:

    Oh how I loved this!!! New Year! We have things to do!!!

  7. Tywanna Ellerbe says:

    I love your tips and they have so helped in my daily life. They are simple and attainable. Love Ya Sis and Happy New YeR to you and Fam.

  8. That number 4 & 5 hit hit. It’s sooooo true. I’ve always operated better in a clean organized space, and taking care of my personal wellness. Thanks for sharing these amazing tips

  9. Erin Marie Mason says:

    Thank you for this. I needed it Sis.

  10. Shay says:

    Thanks for the tips, sis! You’re definitely an inspiration so I’ll take all the keys. All 5 are helpful but #2 was already at the top of my list so this is confirmation. The other 4 need a little tweaking like: being more intentional about the goals I write down, adjusting my routine for the better, more self care (like I used to do), and switching my Saturday cleaning to Friday night so I have more time for other things on weekends.

  11. Maya says:

    I’m so inspired by your content. It shows that you actually live the life you present to the world. I am sharing this with my daughter and friends. Thank you for these tips and have a Happy New Year

  12. Thanks Sis.
    My first goal is very simple. I was in a really bad car accident last July and it left mwith an concussion,swelling on the spine and a torn ACL. So I had a knee replacement right after Thanksgiving an now I’m in therapy trying to learn to walk again. So this is my main focus. Thank you for being so positive.

  13. Stacey says:

    Thank you for the great tips! Making my goals sustainable by writing them down and one step at a time makes sense.

  14. I’ve been watching you for years but this blog hit different. My dad passed away unexpectedly on Thanksgiving and has left such a big whole. I’m desperate to try and find a routine that won’t overwhelm me while I try and figure out what grieving and healing looks like.

  15. Rebecca says:

    You are so right about starting off with a small routine first. I feel like we get trapped into thinking about all the different ways we want to do better and try to cram it in in one day. I’m going to use this approach and with any routine I want to implement I’m going to try it out for 30 days first. So far (I know it’s only the 7th lol) I have been making sure I go to bed at the same time as my kids. Sleep is so important and I already see a difference in how much energy I have. I’m praying I can keep up with this because next on the list is to incorporate at least 20 to 30 minutes for my family and I to sit down and journal.

  16. Marjorie Coleman says:

    Great tips! My goals for 2023 is to read a chapter in my Bible everyday and travel more. I also need to write down my goals so I can have a clear picture of what I want to accomplish. Last but not least, start that business that I’ve been thinking about!

  17. Ooo yes! #1 is what I plan to implement for sure. This year, instead of RESOLUTIONS I’m focused on ROUTINES. All the information was helpful, per usual. Thanks lady.