New Year’s Resolution for 2023

As we begin another year, it’s natural to start thinking about the changes we want to make. New Year’s resolutions are a way to motivate ourselves to make positive changes. 

Yet, it’s essential to approach these resolutions with a mindful attitude. They can impact our lives and well-being. This article will explore my 2023 New Year’s resolutions and discuss how I plan to achieve them.

Last year, I significantly improved my life, especially my finances. I saved a decent amount on my emergency fund, which relieved some of my worries. It’s not much, but enough to send my daughter back to a private school. On top of that, I could take a break and care for myself without fearing if we still had something to eat the next day. 

About caring for myself, 2022 has also been great for my well-being. I had been in such a desolate situation for the past few years that I neglected myself. In 2022, I developed habits that allowed me to slow things down and live in the moment. On top of that, I’m doing my best to manage my time and learn to say no. 

Are you interested in a recap of my 2022? You can read it here

Now enough about what happened last year, and let’s continue with 2023. 

My New Years Resolutions for 2023

For 2023, I wanted to develop three mindsets encapsulating who I want to be for the rest of my life. From there, I will form habits that, in my opinion, define these mindsets. For example, if I adopt a writer’s attitude, what patterns make them phenomenal writers?

With that said, here are the mindsets that I will develop for 2023.


I have been thinking about my health and how it affects everyone around me. I hate being a burden to anyone, so starting this year, I will become healthy. I know it won’t be easy since I have been living an unhealthy lifestyle for so long. But I’m determined to improve not only my health but also my life. Prioritization tops my new year’s resolution for 2023. 

With that said, what is a healthy person for me? I could list a dozen things that make someone healthy. But for now, here are my top priorities. 

They Don’t Smoke

For the longest time, I have been a smoker. So of all the items on this list, this one is the most challenging. I’m reading Atomic Habits by James Clear to understand my habits and how to change them. Right now, I took the first step by removing cues that entices me to smoke. And in cases where I can’t help myself, I put myself in uncomfortable situations when I smoke. Doing so forces me to be aware that I am smoking and prevents me from going into auto-pilot mode. 

Right now, I took the first step by removing cues that entices me to smoke.

They Cut Down on Caffeine and Sugar

Caffeine and sugar are a big part of my life, and I give them more power than it deserves. Besides cigarettes, coffee and soda have become my crutches in dealing with stress. But unlike cigarettes, reducing my caffeine and sugar is much easier than I expected. Don’t get me wrong; I still drink at least a cup of coffee a day, half when I wake up and the other half when I’m working. I’m just replacing the extra cups of coffee with tea. I avoid drinking soda and go for natural fruit juice instead. 

I'm just replacing the extra cups of coffee with tea.

They Make Sleep Important

Sleep is the most critical part of the day. But sleep doesn’t come easy for me, especially now that I’m working graveyard shifts. I can’t do anything about that, but I can do something to improve the quality of my sleep. As of now, I do breathing exercises before I lie down to bed. I’m also using melatonin to help me get better sleep. And most important of all, I’m reserving my bed only for sleep. 

They Exercise

I gained an awful amount of weight over the years. Last year, I started walking for at least 15 miles a week, but it abruptly ended when Claire died. I got depressed and had to deal with my loss. With that said, I’m working on making room to hit the gym thrice weekly this year. I wish to get leaner and control my weight. On top of that, I would also like to improve my mood and promote better sleep. 


I experienced my fair share of financial problems, and it was terrible. No one has to worry about their next meal or to lose their house. I’m proud that I managed to get back on my feet with hard work and the help of my friends. But I’m not out of the woods yet. Many things could still happen, and I would like to prepare when they do. 

For 2023, I don’t want just to survive; I would like to thrive. This year, I want to be wealthy. And from what I observed, this is what rich people do.

They Secure their Money

This 2023, I want to have enough financial assets to cover my expenses and emergencies. I will put my money to good use. I want more than to save; I want to invest. I want to educate myself more about finances. I don’t want to go back to the days when I’m scraping by to survive again.

They Audit and Budget

Some think it’s overkill, but I keep track of all my expenses. I have a spreadsheet that monitors my spending habits, ensuring I don’t overspend. I have already developed a habit of auditing my spending. Plus, I also do my budget as soon as my paycheck arrives. But this practice is so crucial that I still put it on my new year’s resolution because I want to keep it. 

They Live Within Their Means 

Living within my means increases my future means. Like auditing and budgeting, I’m already practicing this. Though, I’ll admit I go overboard sometimes, especially with books and my hobbies. I’m still adding it to my list because I want to get much better at it. 

They Maintain a Positive Net Worth

Mismanaging debt is terrible, and it’s easy to get caught up in it if you are not mindful of your spending. But from what I learned over the years, debt is good if you can control it. It gives you the leverage to make even more money. Right now, I’m at a good place with my net worth, but as I said earlier, I don’t just like to survive; I want to thrive. 


This 2023, I want to be successful. I had a rough couple of years. I was on the brink of becoming homeless. And if you think it couldn’t get any worse, my recent partner died last August. With all that, I want 2023 to be my year. 

It is time to start focusing on myself and find success. 

They Devote their Time to Self-Improvement

I don’t want to be put down by everything that happened to me and remain stagnant. I want to keep moving. I want to realize the things that would make me a better person. As of now, I spend most of my time reading and trying to learn as much as possible. 

I'm reading Atomic Habits by James Clear to understand my habits and how to change them.

They Take Care of their Needs

One of my most significant flaws is that I’m tough on myself, and I quickly let others off the hook. I’m starting to think why I’m not making any progress because I’m making it problematic for myself. I want to change that; this year, I want to take care of my needs first. This 2023, I want to focus on myself, not work, not other people. 

They Spent their Time with the Right People

Losing Claire made me realize some of the harshest realities of life. I learned that while most people mean you well, it doesn’t make them your friends. This year, I want to surround myself with people who value my friendship. I want friends who not just mean well but have my interest at best, friends who would help me become a better person. 

They are Good at Managing their Time

One of the biggest challenges I had before was having so little time yet so much to do. I don’t have time for other things besides parenting and work. This 2023, I want to change that; I want to manage my time better this year. 

Right now, I’m making it a habit to use a calendar and write a to-do list the day before. I want to limit multitasking as much as possible and avoid being overwhelmed. And lastly, I want to learn how to say No. 

I'm making it a habit to use a calendar and write a to-do list the day before.


Working towards New Year’s resolutions can be overwhelming yet rewarding. But remember that It is a beneficial way to improve ourselves and our lives. We must approach these resolutions with mindfulness and consideration. I plan to make meaningful improvements this year by striving towards these goals. This year, I will focus on myself and surround myself with supportive friends. 

I plan to make meaningful improvements this year by striving towards these goals.

So there you have it, my New Year’s resolution for 2023. I hope I made a lot of sense. I will do everything I can to accomplish these and keep you updated!


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  1. Great resolutions. Also sad to hear you lost your partner, my condolences. I Think meditation is really good. I suffer from anxiety and meditation helps me refocus and keep concentrated. Is the book Atomic habits any good? I like to read a lot of popular science and self help books, so if you recommend it I’ll add it to my list.

    One thing that you could change though. When you wrote that you wanted to move on from 2022 to 2023 you wrote 2023 two times. A minor mistake it is though. 🙂

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  2. I started reading Atomic Habits and then started doing Habits of Health by Dr Anderson, another habit change that starts with what we put into our bodies and forming micro habits like Atomic Habits.
    I have to get back to reading Atomic Habits and find the work book I bought to go along with it!
    Good change starts with small changes. Sounds like you’ve made a good start.
    I look forward to seeing your updates and successes.


      1. Good for you. Have some pillows handy for punching as you come up against anger and hurt for release.. I’ve done this in sessions with clients during exercise and it helps. Exercise it an awesome antidote for quitting too. 💗

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  3. I don’t know you personally but I cheer you on as you make strides to improve your life and well being. I wrote my finances down to improve last year and well, there is still work to do this year. I learned from my mistakes in that area and I am ready to put them to work this year. Be well.

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