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Transitioning Into January

The period between the end of December and mid-January feels transitional. From the old year to the new, while you're navigating the cold winter days and slowly entering a new era. In this transitional phase, rituals bring a sense of calmness and certainty to our lives. Rituals are routines and traditions that center us. They invite positive connections within ourselves and others.

Anchor yourself with rituals

Rituals anchor us. Anchors are stimuli that call forth a specific state of mind, thoughts, and emotions. It can be the smell of the bread from your childhood, a certain touch that reminds you of being safe and protected, or a song that brings you back to a phase of your life when you’ve felt calm and balanced. These anchors work automatically.

Anchors can also be created intentionally. Establishing an anchor means producing the stimuli when the resourceful state is experienced. You intentionally create yourself an experience that mentally and emotionally takes you back to a place where you’ve felt confident and resourceful.

You can use anchors to overcome challenges and rewrite patterns. You can also create new anchors proactively and use them when tough times are around. Anchors can be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. I found the impact even more profound when I worked with my clients to install the anchors into the body’s memory by tapping, establishing a touch-based anchor, or using bilateral stimulation.

Try this anchoring practice:

  1. Define how you want to feel, for instance, you want to feel confident

  2. Remember a time when you felt confident. Access this memory in your mind.

  3. Choose an anchoring event that involves touch, for instance, touch together your thumb and pointing finger. Alternatively, try the butterfly hug (crossing your arms in front of your chest and gently tapping your shoulders.)

  4. As you focus on this state of mind, remember what you saw, felt, sensed

  5. Recall the meaning of your anchor, when you're experiencing a heated situation, or simply ground yourself by applying your ritual: touching together your thumb and your pointing finger.

January resources for you:

+ Reflect on your year Article + Journaling

The best way to have a happy new year is to create it for yourself. Reflect on 2023 to uncover your patterns and design the ideal 2024 for yourself with these questions.

+ Immune Booster for January Recipe + Mindful Practice

Having a cold or feeling low? Want to beat the January blues? This soup's creamy texture is nourishment for the soul and is full of immune-boosting foods. Serve it with mindful presence.

The middle part of a transition is the unknown phase. When you are disentangled from your old place, job, or company, and you're not in the new yet. It’s also called the Neutral Zone. Here are 10 things to help you overcome this phase with ease.

+ From burnout to balance: Article + Free Consultation

The cause of burnout is very individual, just like the treatment for it. I found that this three-pillar approach can help combat burnout and restore balance, and addresses it from a holistic perspective. Claim your free 30-minute consultation to learn more.

A friend was considering hiring a coach and asked me for some hints on how to approach her decision. Coaching is an investment in yourself. Ask yourself these questions to assess the potential of your investment before hiring a coach.

+ Start With Clarity: Self-Coaching Workbook

Carefully selected questions to bring you clarity, shift your focus to what is possible, honor what you want, and envision what impact you want to create in the world.

Stimulate your thinking, expand your reality, and nurture your soul. Join me on the journey of holistic growth through heartfelt words, articles, and personal stories to navigate this human life with courage, compassion, joy, and dignity.

Good Reads & Inspirations


"Massive life disruptions — or “lifequakes”— strike people in the core of their being. They create meaningful vacuums, in which we feel frightened, overwhelmed and stuck.

A transition is how we get unstuck.

We must choose to take the steps and go through the process of turning our fear and anxiety into renewal and growth."


"Remember, that despite the new beginning you are still fundamentally you. Hold onto your core self as you embark on this new and wonderful phase. It’s a reminder that even amidst change, your essence remains intact, and this core self can serve as a steady anchor in the tumultuous sea of transitions."

"Take this opportunity to hone in on your true desires. Ask yourself what remains unlived if your life were to end today. This phase is about inner reorientation and realignment. It’s during this seemingly quiet time that the most profound personal growth and transformation takes place."

“Wintering is a season in the cold. Perhaps you’re in a period of transition and have temporarily fallen between two worlds. Doing those deeply unfashionable things—slowing down, letting your spare time expand, getting enough sleep, resting—is a radical act now, but it is essential. This is a crossroads we all know, a moment when you need to shed a skin."

Holistic Growth Club | Community Call

📆 Free Community Event

How are you dealing with transitions? What is moving in your life? What are you saying goodbye to? What new are you welcoming?

Join me to explore our monthly theme, benefit from the power of community, and empower your mind and soul.

  • Grounding meditation

  • Intro into the topic

  • Discussion

  • Insights

Online | January 24th, Wednesday | 6:00 PM CET | 12:00 PM ET | 9:00 AM PT


When I finish a coaching process, I ask my clients to give a title to their growth journey. These are titles from 2023's transformations. I'm extremely proud of each of them and thanks so much for choosing me to accelerate your life, career, and business.

Here is to many more positive changes!

Work with me

Single Magic: Sometimes all you need is a single booster, a powerful conversation to feel energized, unstuck yourself and move forward with fresh insights. Available from January 15th.

Focus You: a one-month 1-1 coaching container to dedicate intentional time for a project, your business, and your well-being. Focus on what matters to you the most. February spaces are now open.

Entrepreneur Mastermind: 6-month, Jan-June, In Hungarian. Closed, no-fee demo group, commitment is required for 6 months. Contact me to learn more.

Reinvent Yourself: An 84-day self-paced program. Special January Price: 99 EUR.


Create Your 2024 With Intention ✨


Each year I fill out the Yearcompass planner to reflect on the previous year and create the new one with intention. Make it a ritual to dedicate time for yourself. Invite people from your community, gather around food and share your plans, insights and excitement around 2024!


What are you gonna create in 2024 just because you really want to have it in the world?

Stay blessed, stay nourished,



Zsanett Czifrus is a Coach for Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and International Professionals. Superfood For Thought is her newsletter to inspire you to live a fulfilling life, be well, and thrive in business. ​To receive content like this, subscribe to her newsletter here. 📨


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