8 Things to Transform 2023 Into the Best Year Ever

2023 has been a really rough year. And unlike most of my prone-to-hyperbole writing, I'm underselling what a garbage fire it has been personally and career-wise.

But I just consulted the calendar, and it registered that 2023 is not over. There are still four glorious months left to turn everything around and leave me with warm fuzzy feelings of the year. Or last cap on a happy ending to this Lars Von Trier's helmed kind of year. 

How do I plan on doing such a thing? Well, here are 8 things that will shift the plummeting direction of 2023 into an upright and skyrocketing to the heavens trajectory. My hope is that my own sharing can motivate and inspire others who have been experiencing a cruddy past 8 months too.

1. Laugh at the voices triggered by crippling self-doubt and focus on every big, minor, and in-between victory in my career and life.  

2. Take the initiative to immerse myself into my family and friends to spend valuable quality time with those that I love, and make everything I do deeply connected with that love and objective. 

3. Be ridiculously grateful for every big and small positive thing and gift that slides into my life.

4. Take ownership of my flaws and then dig into how to repair them, and actively aim to mould them into strengths.

5. Devote time to discovering fresh hobbies, embracing vibrant creative activities, and recognizing the beauty of recharging and energizing myself.

6. Devote time to actively making long unreached goals into current in-progress activities.

7. Exercise and also play more with the dogs.

8. Be actively involved in the community and family. Connect with those that I deeply love, but be open to adding more to the fold.