Written by Lynda Monk

Positivity as an elixir to make your dreams come true 

Here we are on the threshold of a whole new year lightly touched by its initial hours so far. I hope you are feeling the positive energy of fresh beginnings.

I believe positivity is one of the secret elixirs to making your dreams come true and reaching any new goals or intentions you might have for this new and next year of your life.

Journal Prompts to Kickstart 2023 in a Positive Way

  • What matters most to you in 2023?
  • Where do you want to put your energy and focus?
  • Where do you not want to put your energy and focus?
  • What uplifts you and helps you stay in a positive mindset?
  • How can your positive energy help you manifest your dreams and desires?
  • Where do you feel good in your life?
  • How can you be gentle and kind and more loving with yourself in 2023?
  • What lights you up? Brings you joy? How can you experience more of these things this year?
  • Where do you need someone to share their light or lightness, or support, with you?
  • How can you be a beacon of light in our world? In your home? In your relationships? In your family? In your community?
    What’s possible?
  • Find a quote that sparks positive energy for you. Write it down and let these words support you to have a very positive NEW year!

I woke early this morning and spent a couple of hours journaling my hopes and intentions for 2023 after a late night of dancing with a group of friends to a fabulous band called Everyday People. It was fun to ring in the new year on the dance floor at our local island pub! I normally go to bed around 9:30 or 10:00 as most of my days start with writing at 5:00 am. So it was fun to actually make the countdown to the new year at midnight :) Fun feels so good!

“Feeling good is not frivolous, nor is it a given or always easy to achieve – feeling good and positive is a precious gift that deserves to be energized and nourished in our lives.” ~ Lynda Monk

I am making feeling good and being positive top priorities this year. I am naturally a positive and optimistic person AND it feels like there is more negativity in our world at this time and to me, that makes our positivity even more important!

Positivity is not about rose coloured glasses, it is a decision to choose how we think and act in any given situation.

I believe positivity is good medicine for these times we are living in. I also believe it is the fuel that helps us reach our goals and make our dreams come true.

FUN FACT: Positivity helps us be more creative. When people are asked to imagine an optimistic future, more areas of the brain light up during MRIs than when people focus on a negative or neutral future. In other words, our brains work better when we think positively. ~ Berkeley Wellbeing

I wish you a truly positive year filled with many feel good moments that support you to have an extraordinary 2023 on every level.

Get ready 2023, here we come-a-journaling with our positivity leading the way!

“Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just
put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz.

Author: Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC, is the Director of the International Association for Journal Writing. She has a passion for and expertise in the healing and transformational power of journaling.  She is the co-editor of The Great Book of Journaling and other publications.

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