I don’t think 2020 went as anyone had planned. I know because of the coronavirus situation, I (and many others) were not able to finish our resolutions.
This year I decided I was going to make my resolutions into a more broad list. On top of my year long resolutions, I have daily goals for myself as well, which I will talk about at the end.
VOLUNTEER MORE OF MY TIME
I used to just say “volunteer more” as one of my resolutions, and I would mean volunteering at a local animal shelter. This year, however, I decided I wanted to make this resolution more broad. I want to volunteer more of my time toward people, whether it be people I know or strangers. This could also be considered random acts of kindness.
BE MORE PRESENT
I want to be more mindful of things that I do every day. I tend to be thinking of 20 other things while trying to do one. I want to focus more on the now instead of the later.
GET A NEW JOB
It is time I leave my job at my family’s restaurant and get a job with my communications degree. I have been putting this off because I wanted a break that I greatly deserved after going to school for 17ish years straight.
My goal for this year is to save $3,000. In 2020, I reached my goal and then some. I think this was mostly because since we could not really do anything during corona, I did not spend nearly as much money and instead saved it. This year will be more of a challenge as I have more expenses than I used to.
BE MORE ORGANIZED
My life is a whole lot better when it consists of lists and neat spaces. One way I am being more organized is by keeping a notebook that consists of a lot of my resolutions. I keep up with my daily to-do list, weekly self-care, money made weekly, money saved, daily affirmation, books read, new things tried, and workout log. These are the things I want to keep up with the most during 2021.
EXERCISE 3X A WEEK
I have been pretty consistent with this for almost a year now. I just hope to continue my fitness journey.
READ 15 BOOKS
For the past five years, I haven’t read many books at all. I am hoping to change that this year. I added something into my daily to-dos that should change that.
TRY 24 NEW RECIPES
I need to cook more. This is one of my big goals for 2021. I know soon (maybe this year) I will on my own, and I need to make more than basic items like ramen and eggs.
POST ON YOUTUBE 12 TIMES
I want to post a video at least once every month. During December, I posted 19 vlogmas videos and quite enjoyed it. I know I would never be able to do daily videos, but I hope to eventually get into posting once a week.
PRACTICE SELF-CARE WEEKLY
I need to make myself relax weekly. Sometimes I forget to take time for myself. This may be in the form for a nice book, massage, deep face wash, relaxing bath, etc.
POST REGULARLY ON BLOG
I want to try to post weekly. If not, I want to at least post bi-monthly. I’m going to try to be more organized with this. Plan a week or so ahead with what I am going to post.
DO DAILY TO-DOS
This year I am going to have a daily to-do list that currently consists of seven things: write 50 words, read a chapter of Bible, read 10 minutes of book, meditate 5 minutes, watch TJ daily vlog, inspirational quote, and affirmation.
The reason I am doing daily to-dos is because lists make me feel more organized and accomplished. I did set the task to be low in order for me not to feel so pressured and just not doing them at all. I figure I will do more than I required myself to do. However, I know there will be days where I will not finish my list. I will not beat myself up over it, but instead try again the next day.
These are my new year resolutions. I want this year to be a year of growth. I want to do things that make me happy, but also get out of my comfort zone.
May this year be good to us.