6 Must-Do’s Before 2023 Arrives

Not an exhaustive list to cause you a December burnout

Darshak Rana


Must-Do’s Before 2023 Arrives
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I don’t want to overwhelm you. Neither do I want to add mental pressure on you.

But I have to share what I’ve recently learned. It will recharge your mental and creative energies.

I went to my nephew’s school to attend the new year’s assembly. During the event, the principal made an announcement that made me stop in my tracks.

She said: “We all know that 2023 is coming up soon. And most people see it as a new beginning. But it’s not.”

“2023 is just a continuation of the same journey. With.Minor.Tweaks.” she added.

You don’t need to change yourself and make new plans for the next year. If you do, you are more likely to have the next year same as this one.

I can’t share the entire presentation, but here are some glimpses that could be beneficial for your mental, emotional, psychological, and physical recharge.

1. Write a letter to yourself

It sounds cheesy and perhaps a bit ridiculous, but writing a letter to yourself is one of the best things you can do before 2023 arrives.

In the letter, take some time to identify things you appreciate about yourself.

No matter how many times you fail in your endeavors, if you can appreciate yourself for who you are and what you have achieved, it will make a huge difference.

Also, set yourself some challenging goals and make a plan on how to achieve them.

Most importantly, don’t forget to include words of encouragement that you can look back on in times of need.

You never know when your future self might come looking for enduring motivation!

2. Donate at least 5 items from your wardrobe you haven’t used in 2022

This act isn’t about de-clutter.

It’s about reprogramming your mind to hoard less.

When you keep things that have been lying in the same spot for months and years, it’s like telling your brain to be complacent and become stagnant.



Darshak Rana

Engineer turned writer with 30M+ views online✦ Published in Business Insider and Reader's Digest✦ I share what I learn and practice✦ darshak.substack.com