6 Fun Ways To Make 2023 Your Best Year Yet

Every new year exists as raw, infinite potential.

Our creative abilities, and the decisions we make regarding the use of these abilities, allow us to shape this raw, infinite potential into that which we desire.

My hope is that the tools and methods outlined below allow you to live the year you wish to live.

01: Go To The End Of A Great 2023

Right now, within this moment, close your eyes.

Or, rather, finish reading this and, then, close your eyes.

When your eyes are closed, imagine that it is New Year’s Eve.

No, not this past New Year’s Eve, the New Year’s Eve prior to the beginning of 2024.

Just imagine this and, then, imagine that you are reflecting on your 2023.

Give yourself some time and space to reflect on what you enjoyed and created this year.

Some of what you might reflect on is as follows:

  • Fun Adventures
  • Interesting Projects
  • Notable Accomplishments
  • Unique Experiences
  • Delightful Surprises

And so on and so forth.

None of these categories are particularly clear or specific. Rather, they are open-ended, yet just specific enough to evoke all manner of experiences.

Just allow yourself to reflect on these experiences and the many gifts of the year.

None of these gifts may have materialized just yet. But, if you imagine them, and allow yourself to feel as if they have happened and that your 2023 was absolutely wonderful, they will come into being.

02: Just See What Happens

Right now, within this very moment, an infinite wealth of opportunities exist.

Every single one of these opportunities contains an abundance of new possibilities.

Many of these possibilities are exactly what we’re looking for, even if we aren’t aware of this.

But, there’s a problem; it’s very easy for us to say “No” to interesting opportunities.

Rather than stepping into the unknown and going somewhere new, we often cling to some form of comfort and security.

Or, at least, that has, in the past, been a habit of mine. You may be far more outgoing and adventurous!

Regardless of that distinction, though, one of the best ways to make your 2023 so very special is to adopt an attitude of “Let’s just see what happens”.

When a new, somewhat interesting, opportunity presents itself to you, say “Yes.”

Say “Yes” and just see what happens.

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of opportunities it may be worth ignoring. But, there are plenty of others it is worth, at the very least, considering.

You never know what might happen if you take a small change and just see what happens.

03: Imagine Better Than The Best You Know

Our imagination is vast and infinite.

We can imagine anything.

Within the realm of imagination, we can experience anything.

Our imagination exists as the maker and shaper of our life and, in truth, our very self.

And yet, assuming this is true, why are so many living lives that are, perhaps, far less than they could be and far less than we want them to be?

Just for clarity’s sake, my life and sense of self is included in that statement.

The answer to this question may be that we fail to imagine better than what we know.

Rather than imagining that which goes beyond “realistic” comfort and security, we confine ourselves to such things and, then, experience them.

None of this needs to be the way it is.

We can imagine better than the best we know.

Just as an example, we can imagine traveling the world, spending time with amazing people, doing work that we absolutely adore; and so on and so forth.

And, when we imagine these things — when we give them feeling and vividity — we bring them to life.

To make this year the best year it can be, we can, and should, imagine better than the best we know.

We can, and should, imagine what goes beyond familiarity and security, into the infinite joy of living a truly amazing life and being who we truly wish to be.

04: Ask Lots And Lots Of “What If?” Questions

Every question exists as a doorway.

Right behind this doorway lies an abundance of beautiful possibilities.

Or, wait, perhaps every question exists a key to a doorway of that sort? That might make more sense.

Regardless of which analogy is more appropriate, good questions can unlock an infinite abundance of new, beautiful possibilities.

To experience these possibilities, we can ask “What if?”.

Such a simple question, yet one that can be applied to most anything.

And, in asking such a question, we are free to explore all manner of new possibilities.

So, with that, one of the best ways you can make this year the best year it can be is by asking lots and lots of “What if?” questions and, then, seeing what answers arise.

You may be surprised at the gifts and blessings that come forth.

05: Ask “What’s The Best Thing That Can Happen?”

Right before making a decision that may, or may not, lead to failure, we can ask “What’s the worst that can happen?”.

On a very general level, even the biggest decisions will not lead to a complete downfall.

But, at the same time, that isn’t the point.

Rather, such questions force us to consider failure and misfortune, in a way that can obfuscate the unending wealth of gifts these same opportunities might bring.

So, with that, there’s another question you can, and should, ask.

You can ask “What is the best thing that can happen?”.

Give yourself a moment to imagine what this “best thing” is.

Saying “Yes” to a new job could lead to the following:

  • Lots Of Money
  • New Friends
  • Skills That Allow You To Earn Even More Money
  • Security
  • New Opportunities Within That Field

And so on and so forth.

You can ask this question when considering any opportunity. And, when you do so, you may be surprised at just how beautiful things can be and the gifts that such opportunities can lead to.

06: Smile & Laugh

Smile and laugh.

Just smile and laugh, my friend.

You are here and we are here.

On this earth, within this beautiful universe; alive and in motion, existing in this moment.

Everything is just so beautiful and so delightful and so blessed.

Our opportunities are vast and infinite.

We are creative beings with an infinite creative power at our disposal.

Let’s try to remember that and, when we do, let’s remember to smile and laugh.


Our year can be as good as we make it. So, with that in mind, let’s make 2023 a great one!

A great one that may, in the end, turn out to be the best year of our lives!

My hope is that the tools and methods outlined above allow you to do just that.

No matter what, though, thank you so much for reading this essay!

As always, if you wish to reach me, you can do so at “maxwellcakin@gmail.com.”

Best wishes, and have a lovely day!



Hey! I’m Max! I Hope You Enjoy What You’re Reading, And If You Want To Reach Me For Any Reason At All, You Can Do So At “maxwellcakin@gmail.com”.

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Hey! I’m Max! I Hope You Enjoy What You’re Reading, And If You Want To Reach Me For Any Reason At All, You Can Do So At “maxwellcakin@gmail.com”.