2021 is almost here! And while 2020 didn't look like we wanted it to, 2021 seems to be starting without much changed yet. So what can you do to make the most of 2021?
You can stop waiting. Many people are waiting for life to return to normal to start pursuing their goals. Stop waiting and start pursuing your goals now! Maybe you need to change your plan because of current events but you should still find a way to make progress towards your goals. After all, any progress is better than no progress and you have the potential to have great success only happens if you are moving.
If you don't have any goals for 2021 yet because you're concerned about disappointment, make some goals that are mostly under your control. Make goals about books you want to read, healthy habits like sleeping enough or drinking more water, updating your resume or applying to schools, etc. Remember your goals should be SMART- specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound.
Once you decide on goals post them in a place that you'll be reminded of them. Add a brightly colored sticky note to your planner, use a dry erase marker on your bathroom mirror, set reminders in your phone. Do a few things to put your goals in front of you. Life gets busy and distracting so remind yourself of your goals often.
1. Stop waiting- make a plan that allows you to pursue your goals during a pandemic
2. Make new goals for 2021 (SMART goals)
3. Post reminders of your goals so you don't get distracted
Ready to take on 2021?
Did you make some New Years resolutions yet? I encourage you to write down some goals for your year and start pursuing those goals NOW! You should have a goal for your career (including you stay-at-home-moms), your relationships and your health. Each of these goals should be S.M.A.R.T.!
S- specific (don't leave it vague)
M-measurable (must have an objective measure)
A-attainable (setting yourself up for failure is a big no-no)
R-relevant (something that matters to you)
T- time-bound (give yourself a due date)
Once you write your goals, break down the steps to reach that goal and just move one-by-one through those steps until you eventually reach your goal!! Sounds simple right? The process is simple but not necessarily easy. But you'll never get to your goal if you don't start working.