Hey everyone it’s Laura! I hope you all are doing awesome! As you know, 2020 is finally starting to come to an end and 2021 is approaching! So today I will be sharing some ways you can make 2021 the best year yet!
This year was absolutely crazy. We definitely all had to adapt to new things, but because of that many people found some of their strengths and weaknesses that they probably didn't know about before. I personally started quarantine out very productive but very quickly became burnt out. Looking back at this year let me know what I did wrong and what I can improve on. This is a very important step to making the year go well!
I don’t know if it's just me, but a clean and organized space always makes me feel more organized and productive. When I think of the new year, I always think of a clean slate. I enjoy starting off the year with a clean room, a freshly made bed, and an organized desk. You want to start the year right! Just like how the mornings are the start to your day, January is the start to your year… so make that start count!
3. Write your goals
I feel like this is the most basic thing to do in the new year, but also one of the most important! The thing is though many people do this wrong. Writing down things like “learn a new language” and “become productive” won't help you do anything. What’s the point of writing down your goals if you have no idea how to achieve them! I would recommend writing down your main goals first, then write down ways you can achieve that goal this year. You should also split up your goal into sections. For example, say your goal is to “Get all A+’s”. You should split it up into weekly, monthly and quarterly goals ( maybe even daily if you would like.” Instead of having that big goal that seems so far away, now you can have more maintainable goals like “Get all a’s this week, month, or quarter!”
4. Find a new hobby/ try something new
Having something you enjoy doing can make your year 100X better! I am personally the type of person who has a lot of hobbies. I constantly like to be busy! There are so many things I enjoy (such as my youtube channel, my small business, drawing, volleyball, playing ukulele ex. The list goes on! ) Life would be so boring without the things I enjoy. I would definitely recommend finding a hobby this year if you don't already have one and if you do, practice it so you can improve in it!
5. Have a set schedule
Having a schedule is something I have definitely taken for granted this past year. I actually started online school in August and ever since then my schedule has been a mess, causing everything else to be a mess. Having simple things like a morning and night routine can literally help your year be so much better. If this sounds like a familiar situation to you, it might be time to create a schedule or routines to stick too!
6. Start slow and build up (be realistic)
One thing I see so many people do in the new year ( including myself ) is have unrealistic expectations. I literally wrote “become a productive person” for a goal last year. It’s so important to set not only realistic goals for yourself but also a realistic amount of goals. Dont try to fix every single aspect of yourself in one year, because it wont happen. Start slow. Once you improve in one thing, then add a new goal the next year ( or just start it then!) Also remember it will take time to fully accomplish some goals. If you want to make your bed every morning, don't freak out if you forget one day! We are human and mistakes are bound to happen so don't give up on your goals when mistakes happen! Start slow and then build up.
7. Goal Ideas!
I know some of you many need some goal ideas, so to wrap up this blog post heres a couple ideas!
Wake up at ____ every morning
Practice ___ once a week
Exercise more often
Drink more water
Fix your sleep schedule
Read more books
Get ___ amount of subscribers/ business orders
Find a new clothing style
Get your skin clear
Find new music
Get average screen time to ___
There are definitely a lot more goals you can do but there’s some ideas! I hope this blog post was helpful to you and I wish you all the happiest new year! -Laura