I wanted today to share my thoughts of how to create more joy in your life. 

I have been focusing on creating more joy in my life and thought I would share my personal reflections on this topic. 

One thing I feel I take for granted without even realising it is time. Honestly, it feels like I blinked my eyes the day I left school and today I am 43. 

Reflecting on this, I personally feel it is very important to carve out time in your day and week for joy. To do those things that light you up and make you happy. 

First step that I have taken to do this, and something you could try too

Is to plan my holidays for 2023. Today, right now, I am blocking out time in my calendar for all of the holidays I want to take in the new year. Some of them are even just a Friday so that I can have a long weekend to spend with my family. 

Why not try it too. 

Get out your 2023 calendar and block out some holidays right now. Set them in place so that the year doesn’t pass you by without taking a break and enjoying some quality time doing what you love.

My second tip is get clear on what you actually love to do. 

-Do you have a hobby that you love? 

-Do you enjoy spending time with friends and family? 

-Do you like going to the cinema or the beach? 

Create a list of the things you love to do and just as I mentioned in point one, block time in your calendar for the things you love to do. If you don’t block out the time, I you are busy like me, then it probably won’t happen. 

Date nights! 

If you have a partner, if you have a loved one, lock in date nights into your calendar!

My third tip is to create space to truly find out what your highest values are. Once you do this, create the time and space to spend time on your highest values. 

Your highest values could be connection, they could be building community, or even being active and healthy. Once again, make time in 2023, so that you can actually focus on aligning your life with your highest values. 

Tip three is around creating joy by giving more value. 

How can you give back to your community or give more value to those around you? 

Perhaps you have a passion project of giving back to families that might need extra support at this time of year, or you want to volunteer to work in a Christmas lunch space for homeless people, or you want to donate your time to a cause you absolutely love. 

How can you add more value to your community now and in 2023? 

The final tip on my “create joy” list for you, is what is one thing you can do to help create a job for someone in 2023. 

Could 2023 be the year you focus on growing your business to enable you to hire someone or hire more people in your business. Being able to hire someone gives you that sense of satisfaction and joy knowing that you are providing income for someone other than just yourself. 

Maybe you’ve never thought about growing your business to the level where you need to hire a team. Maybe you’ve been a solopreneur for the last few years, and the thought of hiring someone is a little scary. But when you do hire someone, knowing that you are providing a job and income to another person so they can support themselves and their family, this can in turn give you much enjoyment and satisfaction.

I hope you have enjoyed my tips to create more joy in your life and business. I’d love to hear what you do personally to create more joy too.  

Phoebe Dray

Hi, I’m Phoebe. and I love business! As a sought-after qualified accountant, I come from a place of experience, with over 15 years of running my own accountancy firm, MGA Accountants, I scaled the business to double the size before successfully selling in 2015. Now I am focusing on what I love, helping Professional and Trade service business owners step up from being the Technician to the true CEO of their business, to create more profit and time freedom to live the life of their dreams.

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