2020 was an absolute disaster. That we can all agree on. And now that it’s January 2021 I’m sure that we’re hoping that things will get better from here on out. So with the tradition of a new year, here are some of my hopes and resolutions for 2021:
1. Finding More Time For My Hobbies
I had originally thought that because the pandemic is keeping me at home that I would now have time for my hobbies. Boy, was I wrong. The learning environment and the stressful situation of the pandemic, left me drained by the time my last class of the day is over. While I was able to pick up reading and drawing during the winter break, I still hope to be able to make time for more of my hobbies. Especially the creative ones.
2. Reaching Out To People
As an introvert, socializing isn’t exactly my strong suit. Which means that I’m not very likely to reach out to my friends, and I’m not proud of that. I’ve made some efforts last year, sending pictures or TikTok videos to my friends and even participating in game nights and movie nights my friends hosted. I’ve even opened up to my classmates whenever our professors put us in breakout rooms on Zoom. I’m still working on the socializing, but I’m hopeful that I will put more effort into strengthening the friendships I have now.
3. Being Kinder to Myself
I feel that this is one of the biggest challenges for me overall. I often feel frustrated that I’m not as motivated to indulge in my hobbies or being as productive as I should be. But sometimes, I need to remind myself that I’m not alone in dealing with this. Everyone else is struggling like I am, so I’m not alone. I need to remind myself that it’s okay if I’m not feeling motivated or unproductive, just as long as I try.
It’s definitely great to be productive during the pandemic, but it’s also important to take care of your wellbeing. Maybe it’s too soon to tell, but I’m hopeful that I can accomplish the resolutions I have for this year.