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Off to a Good Start

How to make 2023 your year, this time for real

3 min readJan 4, 2023


As the new year approaches, it’s natural to feel excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. But with the start of a new year also comes the pressure to make it the best one yet. If you’re looking to make this year your most successful yet, here are some tips to help you get off to a great start:

  1. Set clear goals: The first step to a successful year is to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. Whether you’re looking to advance in your career, improve your health, or achieve a personal milestone, it’s important to set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals (SMART goals) to help guide your efforts.
  2. Make a plan: Once you have your goals in mind, it’s time to create a plan to help you achieve them. This may involve breaking your goals down into smaller, more manageable tasks, or creating a schedule to help you stay on track. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or delegate tasks if needed.
  3. Stay organized: Success often comes down to being able to manage your time and resources effectively. Make a habit of staying organized, whether it’s by using a planner, setting reminders, or creating a system to keep track of your tasks and commitments.
  4. Take care of yourself: It’s hard to be successful if you’re not taking care of your physical and mental health. Make self-care a priority by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and finding time for activities that help you relax and recharge.
  5. Surround yourself with supportive people: The people you surround yourself with can have a big impact on your success. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people who will encourage you to reach your goals and celebrate your achievements.
  6. Stay focused and motivated: It’s easy to get sidetracked or lose motivation, especially when you’re working towards a long-term goal. Keep yourself motivated by reminding yourself of why you set your goals in the first place, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

Starting off the new year on the right foot can set the stage for a successful and fulfilling year ahead.




Hailing from Austria, a self-employed graphics designer and writer since 2009. Loves long walks in the forest, rain, thoughtful solitude and silly raccoons.