How to Recharge for 2023
Do you feel tired and stressed? Here are three simple tricks—for your heart, mind and home—so you can ease into a better 2023.
For the heart
Be generous, just because you can. Send a friend a note, letting her know you’re thinking of her. Bring brownies to the neighbor you haven’t caught up with lately. Offer to watch your cousin’s kids for an hour one afternoon. The act of giving an unexpected gift—even one that costs you no money—will fill your heart with a warmth that might surprise you.
For the mind
Rethinking how you think may help resolve conflicts. We all get our feelings hurt. Next time, though, consider that there may be a difference between someone’s intentions and their impact on you. Say, for instance, a colleague jumps in to edit a document you wrote, and you feel undercut. Was he privately disparaging your work? Or was he simply trying to improve the end product? No need to wonder. Address the issue directly: “Hey, what were you thinking when you did X? You may not realize that you made me feel Y.” Clear the air.
For the home
Give yourself a win, without judgment. Even thinking about maintaining your space can be exhausting. But there’s satisfaction in taking a small step each day. Select one task that you can accomplish in less than 15 minutes—wipe those pesky crumbs out of the utensil drawer, or maybe refold your hodgepodge of towels. Don’t judge whether it’s a big or small task. Completing it improves your space. And it’s done!
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