What are your 2021 Resolutions, plans or goals?
Perhaps this is the year to just be, share your thoughts?
At the beginning of the new year, we reflect on the year past and enthusiastically look forward on the year ahead determining what changes, goals and ambitions we are going to set for upcoming months. We make a list of new years resolutions. New year, new me is what I tell myself year on year.
New year, new me!
This is the year that I am going to change jobs, earn more money, get a new car, I am going to do great things with my life. This is also the year that I am ready to lose 5kgs, make a concerted effort to get to the gym and be fit and healthy by exercising daily. This year I am set on saving money to travel the world. Why, because this year is MY year and it is going to be freakin fantastic? I intend to drink less wine, eat healthier food, walk and meditate. Hello World, this is a new year, so say hi to the new me:)
Reading all the above aloud, I have come to realize the fault in my ways. You see, at the beginning of every year; I have been setting myself up for failure. Year on year I have been starting the year off with intentions that even the most disciplined of people would struggle to accomplish.
Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with planning your life or setting goals at the beginning of the year. But maybe we should try a different approach with the way within which we do them. This is my revised resolutions.
My 2021 resolutions, goals and plans
For me 2021 is going to simply be about, me trying to be better and do better. I will pay attention to my body and love what I am blessed with. I am going to enjoy the food that I like, within moderation. I intend to practice intentional spending. This year I am going to put myself first, rest more, read more and if that includes a glass of wine then so be it!
Am I going to exercise everyday, NO, but I will play a sport that I enjoy, I will take a walk to get a breath of fresh air! I am going to be grateful for my many blessings taking each day as it comes being thankful to be alive.
This year I will be likely to stumble and will probably cry. I am going to be let down and will possibly do the same to someone. There will be moments of anger, sadness and despair. BUT that’s okay because I will also laugh, I will love and be loved, I will motivate and encourage someone, and someone will do the same for me. Along with the bad, there will be good. After every storm, there will be sunshine.
2021 is the year that I decide to just be
I am going to try to do better and be better than the day before.
I hope that each of you has a year filled with immense possibilities and everyday life experiences that allow you to laugh, cry, love, be brave, and free. May this be your year to believe in yourself and trust your journey. Love and light to all!