✨ How do you see 2023 as a recent begin? ✨
⭐ Sarah (Scholar): Each new 12 months, like many people, I take into consideration the targets I’d like to realize over the following 12 months. This 12 months, I wish to prioritise my private progress by pushing myself a little bit bit extra outdoors of my consolation zone.
Nevertheless, it is actually vital to me that I do not push myself too laborious. I’ve my very own limits, each bodily and psychological, and it is vital for me to recognise these and work inside – not in opposition to – them. These limits assist me to cease evaluating myself to others. My limits are private. I’ve distinctive and particular person strengths and limitations, identical to everybody else. So if I discover it troublesome to do one thing that others discover simple, that is okay. All of us have to handle ourselves, and for me, meaning realizing myself effectively sufficient to know when to cease.
This additionally means not feeling unhealthy if I don’t meet the targets that I could have set initially of the 12 months. One factor I’ve learnt when trying again on 2022 is that it is unattainable to foresee what is going to occur. Although I could also be upset by a number of issues that I did not handle to finish, I am additionally happy with myself for attaining issues that I hadn’t even considered a 12 months in the past! So this 12 months, I am protecting an open thoughts to no matter life could throw my approach.
⭐ Madeleine (Graduate): This 12 months I wish to deal with the step in entrance of me relatively than worrying about the entire staircase. In 2022 I learnt that it is very important be pleased about the issues that I’ve within the current in an effort to discover happiness in my on a regular basis life. Reasonably than setting lofty targets in 2023, I wish to deal with achievable steps to get me to locations in my life that may make me really feel extra fulfilled and completely satisfied. I’ve discovered that once I begin to search for the nice issues in my life my mindset and my outlook turns into extra constructive. Beginning a brand new 12 months offers me the chance to reassess my targets and have a look at what’s and what isn’t working in my life.
I feel for me it’s vital to recognise my ambitions and targets whereas additionally being reasonable with every step I have to take to realize them. I discover it is simple to get swept up in new concepts however then be unable to observe them by way of after per week or so of motivation. This 12 months I’m hoping for a gradual method to addressing my new concepts and resolutions.
I additionally, whereas taking this regular method, wish to hold making an attempt new issues this 12 months. This will typically be scary and daunting, however I’ve learnt that making an attempt new issues that curiosity me can take me down avenues I couldn’t think about. They’ll open new doorways and assist hold emotions of melancholy at bay.
⭐ Joe (Graduate): I’m not an individual who likes to create a listing of resolutions that I’m unlikely to stay to, however as a substitute my foremost focus this 12 months is to attempt to push myself out of my consolation zone extra. Travelling is a key instance of how I purpose to do that as I’m planning a 4/5 month solo journey to Australia and South East Asia. While I spent a while travelling round South America with pals final summer season, I’ve not beforehand travelled alone – and the thought makes me very nervous! Nevertheless, it’s one thing that I’ve all the time wished to do and I’m not going to let emotions of anticipation maintain me again.
Alongside this, I wish to deal with not evaluating myself to others (which may be troublesome within the age of social media!), and doing what makes me completely satisfied. This implies prioritising spending time with family and friends, even in periods of stress, and being current in every second.
2023 is bound to contain many ups and downs however I really feel outfitted to sort out the challenges that may come my approach!