What will you be taking into 2023? Lessons 2022 has taught me

And just like that, another year is coming to a close. 2022 has been a journey.


While during the year we have seen significant unease in many countries around the world, it has also been the year that we have started to once again find some normality after two years of facing a pandemic and its aftermath.

Collectively, we have had some time to reflect and perhaps place more value on our mental wellbeing and resilience.

What have your personal highlights been?

As one year draws to a close and another opens up, I have been reflecting on this past year - the learnings, the challenges, the successes and the setbacks. You may have seen my other article about my biggest lessons learnt this year (if you haven't, it's live now: 'From a life coach: My biggest lessons from 2022'. I'd love to hear what your lessons are).

This funny thing called life gives us so much. With highs there are lows, with ups there are downs, and with positives there are negatives. We get to choose what we focus on and what we nurture.

A few of my personal 2022 highlights have included finding out I am going to become an aunty for the first time, having one of my closest friends from Australia come to visit, developing deeper connections with my clients through our exploration and honesty, and sharing my message and meeting some wonderful and like-minded people from speaking at events and within organisations.

If you haven’t already, I really recommend you taking a few moments to reflect on your year too. There is so much we forget when we are on auto-pilot.

I found it useful to go back through my camera reel on my phone and have a glance through old photos and texts to remind me of some of my year. When you go looking, often you can find more than you might first expect. 

After taking some time to reflect, I then started to think about the year ahead and wanted to share some questions with you that you may choose to use for your own planning/writing/thinking/visualising…

What do you want from 2023?

Really connect to this. Get it all out in detail if you can. Think about what you want to be, what you want to do and what you want to have this coming year and then ask yourself the following questions.

  • Who do I need to be so that this can happen?
  • What things should stay the same?
  • What needs to change?
  • What do I choose to take with me from 2022?
  • What do I need to leave behind?
  • What’s my first step?

If you would like to start the New Year with some coaching support, there are three ways I can support you. 

  • 1:1 ongoing monthly support
  • Two coaching sessions to kickstart the New Year
  • Self-Study - Coach Yourself package

You can find out more on my website, or by booking a discovery call with me via my Life Coach Directory profile. I hope to hear from you.

Happy New Year. Here's to 2023!

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Life Coach Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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Written by Sohaila Sophia, Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, ICF & ANLP accredited
Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5

Sohaila Sophia is an accredited Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, an advocate for mental wellbeing & passionate about supporting people to believe in themselves and live fulfilling, purpose-led lives. Founder of ‘Find Your Happy’ coaching programmes - the 10 step approach to re-evaluating and living with more fulfilment and meaning.

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