The year 2022 was unique. There were wins and many losses.

The average man in Nigeria will tell you that the year was unfair to them financially due to high inflation, the collapse of cryptocurrencies and currency crises.

To make sure 2023 is better, you need to make some lifestyle changes. We’ve highlighted some of the changes below.

1. Protect your inner peace

We are constantly stimulated by our environment, and sometimes the stimulation is negative. Even when we are not physically surrounded by people, we are always connected to them. Being perpetually busy makes it harder for us to relax.

If we’re lucky enough to have some downtime, it’s often filled with anxiety and tension from the rest of our crazy lives. Every hour, there is a deluge of horrible news that we have to deal with.

We often measure ourselves against the highlight reels displayed on other people’s social media profiles.

We’ve also been conditioned to always put the needs of others ahead of our own, even if it means sacrificing our happiness and peace of mind. But you don’t have to do this in 2023.

Below are some ways to protect your inner peace.

  • Say no: It has not established itself as a negative word in our minds. That’s because saying “no” is often associated with negativity, rejection, and rebellion. However, it is crucial to understand that “no” is not a nasty word and you should use it when necessary. This two-letter term has guts and can often offer you enough defense to protect your energy.
  • Listen to your intuition: You are the only one who will ever fully understand what you need. Even if you’re not very good at listening to your intuition, this is a talent that can be learned. Intuition is a beautiful tool that you have built within yourself.
  • Nourish your body: Eat healthy, get plenty of rest, drink water, and exercise. Although this is often easier said than done, how we feel physically has a huge impact on how we feel mentally. By taking good care of your physical needs, you can give yourself the best chance for inner tranquility.
  • Get rid of negative people: If you’re feeling sad, drained, drained, deflated, or frustrated, learn ways to reduce or completely eliminate the culprit. It’s okay to cut ties with certain people and things, even if they once served you well. Eliminate toxic people and do your best to avoid toxic places and situations. We are always changing and sometimes things have to come to an end.

2. Have a positive mindset

A positive mindset is one of the main keys to success, this year you must learn to be optimistic about life, career, friendships, etc. This goes hand in hand with inner peace. There are many other benefits of cultivating a positive mindset, including better overall health, better ability to deal with stress, and increased well-being.

3. Networking with high value people

This year, no more friends or acquaintances who are not adding value to your life, no time for idle conversations and activities. The goal is to meet people who will add value to your life, especially those who are experts in their industry. To be successful, you must be in the midst of people much more advanced than you.

How to meet high value people: Make effective use of your social networks. Follow people you admire or want to be like, learn from their posts, engage with their posts, and send them messages. They might reply that they have a registered mentoring program, just to be a part of your clique.

  • Go to events in your industry
  • Celebrate their successes – If you hear positive things happening in their lives, congratulate them. Follow their feeds on LinkedIn, Twitter, and even Facebook to show you’re interested in what’s going on with them. Use the like, comment and share features to engage more
  • Show Yourself as a Person of Value – Once again, use social media effectively, show yourself up and write content that relates to your field. There you will be recognized.

4. Put your finances in order

No more unnecessary expenses this year. Your finances must be well planned, investing and saving. currency exchange etc. Nairametry has many articles on how to save and invest, do not turn a blind eye to them.

5. Practice self-care

This year, you need to pay more attention to yourself, both mentally and physically. Do things that make you happy and fulfilled. Try new things, get new hobbies, enjoy nature, and travel more if you can.

Bonus Tip: Many people think that the quiet life is all about spending money on luxury items or eating at the most expensive restaurant. It’s okay, do these things from time to time. The soft life originated from self-care, which means putting yourself first, letting go of negative energy, and being with the right people.