There are many things I’ll be doing differently this year, I find There is something about New Years that gives me this sense of a fresh start. I don’t know whether it’s the pandemic and everything else that happened last year, but something in me wants to make changes and stick to them. I really hope the rest of the world takes on this view too. We made so many positive changes to the world and our environment from being forced to slow down or stop. I really hope we don’t forget everything we learnt.
I have talked about before why I don’t set New Years resolutions, so these aren’t resolutions as such, but smaller more meaningful goals. Personally, I think it’s always a good thing to keep changing and advancing into new versions of yourself. It’s important to not stay the same.
I’ll BE WORRYING LESS
Just like everyone else in the world, the pandemic really worried me and made me anxious. We didn’t know what it was or what was going to happen. When in reality I was safe, happy and healthy. I need to remind myself of this when I find myself worrying. This year I want to make it my goal to worry less, especially about the things I cannot control.
Why do we always worry about the things we know we cant change? I guess some of us are just control freaks and some of us just worry for the sake of it. I am done sacrificing my happiness to worry over something trivial or out of my control.
This sounds like a weird one but stick with me. I of course love my family and friends and even strangers but I think I have more love to give. I was always taught we should love the unloveable. Let’s learn Love those who are mean and nasty to us, and love those who don’t want to be loved. As they are the ones who need it the most.
We should love without limits. I want to be known as the woman who loved others with her whole heart. And not just people, everything on earth. I remind myself often we are only on this earth for a short period of time, so we must appreciate everything and everyone around us.
TAKING THINGS SLOWER
More than anything 2020 has really taught me to take things slower. We were made to stay home for so long and not go out that we were almost forced to do this. But in 2021 I want to make sure I keep it going. The commuter and 9-5 life really wasn’t a life was it?! Alot of the time I felt like my life revolved around work, and I was beginning to dislike that. This is one thing I really want to do differently this year, as things start to open back up again (hopefully).
CHANGING MY GOALS
I don’t know about you, but 2020 really changed my focus in life. Anyone who knows me personally knows that I always travelled, specially to the US. I would go 2-3 times a year to visit friends and family. I had even planned to move there last year. Then COVID hit and things changed. And I believe that happened for a reason. I kept praying and asking God for a sign of what I should do, and well I got it.
My goals changed very significantly, and I’m so glad they did. I have this new focus in life and a new drive that I’ve never had before. I want different and more meaningful things in life, which is such a beautiful thing thats come from a not so beautiful scenario.
APPRECIATING WHAT I HAVE
We often forget to look around us and actually see what we have. And by that I don’t mean how much money you have, or what your job is or what designer hand bags you have. I mean the stuff that matters. The loving people we have around us, the stability we have in our homes and jobs. There are so many things we are to be thankful for, and thats one main thing I want to take into this year.
I want to be so thankful for what I already have that I don’t need or crave anything more. Being truly content is happiness to me.
GETTING MORE CREATIVE
One thing I really enjoyed learning last year was to use my creativity. I recently started teaching myself calligraphy and have really been loving and designing so many logos for businesses and creating beautiful quotes for clients. Because I’ve had so much down time I really wanted to fill the time I had with something meaningful, and thats when I decided to start creating digital content.
Starting this blog has really lit a fire inside of me too. I have really come to realise how much I love writing and creating digital content. And even though creating content isn’t something I’m doing differently this year I really want to keep doing it.