Meco Reads - Issue 18 🚀
Create Your Dream Life in 2023 ✨
Haaaaappy New Year!
As we all know, the start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect and set new goals. But let's be real about resolutions - they last about as long as the hangover from New Year's Eve.
But fear not, this week we’re giving you a dose of inspiration, ideas and resources to help you reflect on 2022 and set enjoyable, long-lasting and achievable goals for 2023!
So put down that pint of ice cream and let's get to work making this the best year yet.
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📖 5 Great Reads
Before you jump into goal-setting mode, it's important to take some time to reflect on the past year. What were the highlights? Which people made you smile the most? What activities gave you a spike in energy? Peter Yang walks us through his tried and tested process for yearly reflection.
One powerful ritual that can start your year with a spark (quite literally) is a ‘burn list’. Simply write down any things that caused you stress last year, and then rip it up or set it alight (carefully of course!) and let the anxieties and stresses of the past melt away.
Thomas Plaatsman from Culture Reads newsletter gives us a handy goal setting strategy which covers 2023 and beyond. As a rule of thumb, Thomas recommends focusing on achieving 66% of your goals - making them audacious with the understanding that you won't complete absolutely everything.
Exercise plays 'very little role in weight loss' is one of many shocking revelations that Epidemiologist Tim Spector provides on Steven Bartlett's recent podcast. Anyone with the goal of losing weight or improving their health should check what Dr Spector has to say.
Author Ryan Holiday lists simple habits and mindset shifts to consider in 2023. He argues that you should focus on making small, incremental changes rather than trying to overhaul your entire life all at once.
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30 Days to Better Habits - James Clear provides a simple step-by-step guide for forming habits that stick. The 11 email lessons walk you through the first 30 days of a habit step-by-step, so you can take the guesswork out of habit-building.
The Knowledge - is a newsletter for thinking deeper and working smarter covering the bases of psychology, philosophy, business and culture.
🤭 A Bit of Fun
The 10 biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2022 include Covid vaccines, AI for artists and cancer breakthroughs
Hidden details in David Beckham’s MLS contract earned him $500 million
We are not all in the year 2023! Check out different calendar systems around the world
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