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As 2023 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to pause, reflect and embrace these final weeks with purpose, to be able to set the stage for a new beginning.

A brand new year of possibility and wonder.

If you’re looking to end 2023 strong, I’ve got you. Here are 10 strategies to help you finish the year with resilience and inspiration:

1. Reflect with Grace: Pause and reflect on your journey through the year thus far. Acknowledge your achievements, learnings from setbacks, and moments of growth. Embrace both successes and challenges as stepping stones that have shaped your path.

2. Clarify Priorities: Take stock of your priorities and realign them with your current aspirations. Assess what truly matters to you and focus your energy on endeavors that resonate with your heart and vision.

3. Nurture Self-Care: Prioritize your well-being and mental health. Engage in activities that rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Dedicate time to self-reflection, exercise, healthy eating, meditation, or any practice that restores your inner balance this holiday season. If you haven’t attended my Self-Care Masterclass yet, now is the perfect time.

4. Cultivate Gratitude: Foster a daily gratitude practice. Acknowledge the blessings, small or big, that enrich your life. Embracing gratitude nurtures a positive mindset and amplifies the joy in everyday experiences. This one moves the needle – I promise you.

5. Finish Unfinished Tasks: Complete any pending projects or tasks. Clearing your plate of unfinished work will give you a sense of accomplishment and set a clean slate for the new year.

6. Savor Moments of Joy: Find delight in the simple pleasures of life. Life is ALL about the small things, never forget that. Cherish moments spent with loved ones, relish nature’s beauty, or engage in activities that spark joy within you. Infuse each day with small moments that make your heart sing.

7. Practice Mindfulness: Be present in the moment. Cultivate mindfulness through meditation, deep breathing, or simply by immersing yourself in the present task. When your mind is not “fully present” on what you are doing, it’s as if the moment never even happened. Embracing mindfulness enhances focus and reduces stress. Mindfulness just makes your days richer and calmer.

8. Connect and Reconnect and Release: Strengthen your relationships. Reach out to friends, family, or mentors. Cherish connections, and if needed, mend fences. Nurturing your relationships fosters a sense of belonging and support. And with that said – if there are toxic relationships you have been hanging onto for too long, allow yourself permission to release them now in order to start the new year off with a clean slate.

9. Set Realistic Goals: Set achievable goals for the new year. Break larger aspirations into smaller, actionable steps. Move forward with purpose, celebrating each milestone as you achieve them in 2024.

10. Celebrate Your Journey: Celebrate your 2023 progress, no matter how small. Recognize the effort, resilience, and determination you’ve exhibited throughout the year. Your journey matters as much as the destination.

Remember, finishing the year strong isn’t solely about grand achievements but also about the moments of personal growth, resilience, and self-discovery. Commit to embracing these final few weeks with courage, determination, and an open heart. Your life’s adventures are awaiting you in 2024.

With love,

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (BlissEssential.co), Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (BusyToBliss.com), Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform EricaDiamond.com® (previously WomenOnTheFence.com®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.