I have never been the type to eagerly jump on the new year resolutions train. Why make it a point to start bettering yourself once January 1st strikes when you could have been improving all along? Resolutions always resembled more of a hope, until 2021 when I realized that goal setting can improve my mindset.
Needless to say, 2020 was an emotional rollercoaster that shook us all. Filled with grief, loss, instability, and isolation, we were all affected in one way or another to varying degrees. I vowed that I would not let myself revert back to that debilitating mental state if I could help it. Here are my personal promises for this year:
Looking back, I spent a good portion of 2020 watching Netflix all day and feeling unmotivated since gyms were closed. I slowly began doing home workouts, and I hope to keep the momentum going by having a solid routine that I’ll enjoy doing at least four times a week. Here is the link to the resistance bands I use.
With so much time on my hands, I learned how important it is to achieve financial literacy. I’m striving to put all my newfound knowledge to good use and hopefully grow my portfolio steadily.
Learn new skills.
I want to better utilize my time and learn new programs that I’ve been putting off. 2020 has brought to light that even when I had excessive free time, I didn’t take advantage of it like I should. My spare time will now be devoted to learning both technical and recreational skills!
As cliche as it may sound, I want to make 2021 my year.
Reflecting back on 2020 opened my eyes to missed opportunities and how I can improve my mindset through goal setting moving forward. Not everyone may agree on New Year’s Resolutions, but I’m sure that we all can see the value in personal development and taking the small steps to get there.