There is no right or wrong way to live life, what works for you is what matters. Moving away from the formulas of success and the stereotypes of this and that, I have thought of 5 things I want to do more of in 2023. Yes, the only precondition is I do not hurt or harm anyone. I share the list in the hope that maybe it will inspire you to think more deeply of what you truly want this year.
- Keanu Reeves is genius in what he once said: I am at that stage in life where I stay out of discussions. Even if you say 1+1=5, you are right. Have fun. I totally agree that instead of being right, I would be happier doing other things that give me the sunshine. On social media and in real life, I am going to choose very consciously what are the conversations that truly matter to me.
- Spend time with the crazy mindsets… the ones who do, dare and dream more than others. I want to be challenged to try new things, speed up deadlines, do absolutely nothing, have fun conversations, learn and absorb new experiences, be okay with letting go, just be.
- Form deeper connections with those I really care about. While we spend time together, we often postpone creating meaningful conversations with those we love in a rush to meet work and social obligations. I have always put my family above everything else but I now know that I need to do the same for a few special friends. Time will always pass but what I now need to practice is never passing an opportunity to tell and show the people I love that I also care deeply.
- Practice minimalism. Downsizing on some areas of life does feel good. It allows you truly enjoy what you have. For example, home cooked meals are not just healthy but a great way for family to bond and to improve your cooking skills and enjoy food more. I am also working on cuting out spontaneous internet shopping. From clicking right away, I have made it a point to wait 24 hours. Surprisingly, most times I don’t seem to want the product the next day. I have also chosen to set aside a small sum unfailingly every month to support someone who needs it.
- Practice gratitude. This one tops my list every year. It works like a prayer. It’s what connects me to my inner-self and allows me to see the world with so much love and appreciation. It enriches me to live better and to leave things better.