When we think about the New Year, we tend to imagine a beautiful new 365 days of opportunities.
This is true, but of course, it’s very easy to overpromise all of the potential you’ll make good on, perhaps with New Year's resolutions. Failing to live up to that can be deflating.
Perhaps, instead of following the continual cycle of breaking our own promises, we could focus on something new.
They say that a problem shared is a problem halved, and those who live in service to others tend to find their own way in life more easily - so why don’t we focus on helping someone make their 2023 as good as possible at the start of the New Year, too?
Perhaps, if we send that energy around, it will come back to us. If you believe in tangential concepts like the law of attraction, or ‘what you put out into the world, you get back,’ then that might be an inspiration.
Or, perhaps you’ll just feel happier helping others as a great way to cap off this year and look to the future with more opportunities.
In this post, we’ll discuss all of that and more!
Help a Parent or Relative with Their Health & Self-Care
As you help yourself with new commitments to self-care, you might also help someone in your life with that.
Helping your parent lose weight by joining their dieting journey with them could be a fun idea, perhaps you might try something new such as the ketogenic diet, eating a limited about of carbs, tracking calories and eating plenty of leafy green vegetables, proteins and healthy fats.
Perhaps you'd like to offer skincare advice to someone in your life, such as offering a rejuvenate and indulge giftset for the festive period.
Going over a plan like this, or another, with them can help you offer that moral support you yourself may have appreciated.
Schedule Regular Meetings with Someone Going Through a Tough Time
Sometimes, the best gift you can give is your presence.
To us, that might not sound like enough, but trust us when we say it is. It might be that a friend of yours has recently lost a parent or partner, is struggling at their new job or may be having difficulty with the adoption process.
Scheduling a regular coffee date to talk through the situation and help them will also help you occupy your own mind.
While you’re not doing this for such an outcome, you can bet they’ll try and do the same when you need it.
Volunteer Your Time, or Help Where You’re Needed
As mentioned above, your time is the most valuable thing you have.
You might not need to be there for another in your life, or perhaps you’ve tried but have been graciously declined. That’s cool too, there are other ways to give a little.
You might want to help out with the New Year celebrations or fundraisers for the sports team in your town, join the parent-teacher organisation to improve the standards of your child’s school or simply bring your friend to an art class you like because they’ve been a little down.
It’s this ability to share love that becomes such a wonderful and vibrant part of our days!
With this advice, we hope you can help someone craft a better 2023. This will also make your New Year fantastic too!
Do you have any plans for 2023? How do you want to help other people? Let me know!
Love, Sarah xoxox