New Year Resolutions- 2021
A few days ago, I was thinking about the goals I had set for 2020 and how everything took a complete left turn due to the pandemic. It just goes to show we can plan for the future, but we have no control over what is to come. We just have to take everything day by day!
Looking back at my goals for 2020, I realised I had a calendar filled with dreams I planned to achieve, goals I wanted to work towards and memories to be made. Many things were cancelled and many plans changed. As a result of this, I was left discouraged and unsure of the future of my business and my personal brand.
I know so many of us want to forget 2020 and aim for a far better and successful year ahead. It’s the time of year we look back and reflect on the past year, set goals to be greater and better, create incredible resolutions and set strict intentions. But one thing 2020 definitely taught me is that I need to be kinder to myself – physically and mentally. We put so much pressure on ourselves (especially women) to be great and achieve the unachievable in such a short period of time. Once I decided to be kinder to myself and to embrace self care, REST and relaxation, it was definitely a changing point for me.
A new year DOES NOT mean that the previous year you is ‘old’ and totally worthless and in need of a complete refresh. You aren’t something that can be thrown away, discarded or updated simply because the year has changed. There is literally a one second difference between your 2020 self and 2021 self. You’re the same person you always were.
You might love yourself as you are, you might already have ten impressive hobbies or be successful in your career does that make you bad for having your shit together? Absolutely not! But let’s be honest, it’s likely there aren’t many people who’ve got their shit together and that is OK.
Reflecting on 2020
I am so incredibly grateful for the year 2020, because it was the year I found myself as a person, as a woman and as a mother! Was I a terrible mother or person before no way! But now, I just KNOW who I am and that is so empowering. I have grown so much but I’ve also made mistakes and cried many nights. I don’t regret any of because I do believe that everything happens for a reason. I can now find the positive in every situation. My mistakes and failures have molded and motivated me and have led me to where I am at this very moment.
It may sound cliche but I am ready to take on 2021! I am of the mindset if I succeed and do amazing things in my career and business for example, that will be amazing- but I’m also fine if it ends up being another 2020 kind of year and we end up in lockdown again LOL! Either way I will continue being kind to myself, having faith in myself and keeping negative thoughts, people & energy out of my space. I am so at peace at this point in my life and it is magical!
I’ve decided instead of having an extreme list of goals that I’ll never achieve, that I’ll just do a simple monthly to do list consisting of things I’d like to work on in my life, business & home.
I love opening up sharing my raw emotions on my blog- it is one of the reasons I started it! How do you feel on this topic of resolutions or non resolutions.? I’d love to know your thoughts and if you’re setting extreme goals for yourself or some simple ‘to-do’ tasks for this year? Wishing you an amazing 2021!