The end of the year is near and we all start to reflect on the time gone by and things we want to change in the future.
This year has been particularly hard for many of us, we have been in lockdown multiple times (and most of us still are). We have been unable to see our family and friends which has been taxing on many of our mental health and wellbeing.
We have all had to change the way we live in order to try and stop this virus that we have become “scared” of.
No matter, another year is over. We are all another year older, wiser (well I hope) and different to the person we were at the beginning of the year.
I started 2020 in a relationship with my little girls dad, and I’ve ended the year single and much happier for it. I have grown as an individual and started to discover who I am without being defined by the person I am with.
With so much happening this year I’ve decided that I am going to make some new years resolutions to help me be a better version of myself.
Making my goals
I have made 5 goals this year. 3 of which kind of work together and 2 which are separate.
When making resolutions or goals it’s good to think about 3 categories, family life, yourself, career or life goals.
I like to think that I have covered these in my 5 for 2021.
Goal 1 – have a healthier lifestyle
This is the number 1 new years resolution for many. It includes things like dieting and exercising more.
For me this goal is just simply to ensure that I am making healthier choices and not spending too long sitting down.
Goal 2 – spend quality time with Isabelle
This is a no brainer. Our children grow and change so quickly that we should be making the most of the time we have with them.
I dont mean that I want to go out and spend money on things to do together, what I mean is simply just making every moment we have together special. Be it a picnic in the garden (or the park), a walk through the woods, or a trip to the beach. I am not intending on spending lots of money on things to do just to really enjoy the things we do together.
With this goal I also want to make sure that I am taking pictures and creating memories. I am not going to focus purely on photographing everything as I want to enjoy the things we are doing but just taking a couple of photos to put into a scrap book to remember the year together.
Goal 3 – look after myself better
Depression has got the better of me over the last year, what with the pandemic and trying to adjust to single parenthood. This has resulted in me forgetting to actually look after myself. Simple things like washing myself or just taking some time out to relax (even on the days my little one is at her dads).
So in 2021 I am going to make sure to look after myself more.
Goal 4 – stick to my plans and post regularly
This is a big one. I have a dream of earning money by writing and talking and getting out of the retail industry, but to do that I have to stick to my plans. And boy do I have some big ideas and plans of things to share with you all.
My intention is to post 3 times a week (monday, wednesday, saturday), and with these posts will come a video to accompany it. Well this is my plan, but I am still yet to try this out properly. And until I get my new laptop the videos wont be able to be uploaded as my current one takes 3 days to do so.
Goal 5 – finish my crafting projects
I love to make things, I crochet and cross stitch and sometimes even sew or do paper crafts. However my enthusiasm to start a new product quickly dwindles and I end up with half started or finished with new products being started.
Before I start any new projects I am going to restrict myself to only finishing my projects I have started. And I am so excited to see what I have hiding in my craft boxes.
Happy new year!
So happy new year everyone I am so excited to see how many of my years goals (or resolutions) I am going to complete and stick to.
Do you have any goals? Did you manage to stick to your goals last year? Let me know and let’s see what we can achieve together in 2021
Happy new year!!!