Get Inspired for Your 2021 Goals
We recently had the idea to diversify a bit our content and propose a New Year goals and resolutions article. It’s a way for you to get to know us, above the mental health subjects, and get inspired for your own goals regarding the year to come! We hope you like it.
My first goal is to pick up two new sports as I transition out of high school. During 2020 i felt that i lost all my social connections from home schooling, This greatly affected my mental health. It is my goal to gain new connections through sporting clubs while also keeping fit.
My second goal is to spend more quality time with friends and family, as I was separated from them for 4 months in the lockdown in Australia. I want to continuously work on methods to improve my social health as i often feel depressed when i do not have strong social connections.
Tip for achieving goals :
Set our smaller goals, monthly goals that are easier to achieve and therefore motivate you to keep going.
E.g in January i might focus on getting a little fitter for when i start doing more sports and then in february i might join a club or look into clubs and by april or september i might be focusing on winning a game, december my goal might be to organise team christmas events.
Smaller goals either weekly or monthly are a key part of sticking with your resolutions throughout the year. They also accommodate the unexpected! If your goals was to ‘get good grades in 2020’ but then covid closed your school maybe setting weekly goals could have helped guide you to get all your school work done week by week.
My first goal is to work harder on self love. I want to talk to my therapist about it, and also practice more self love activities in my daily life. I believe it’s super important and 2020 made me realize how fragile my relationship with myself actually is.
My second goal is to focus more on my studies. I’d like to practice the subjects I had in 2020 and revising is never too much. I really wish to make studying enjoyable again, and, hopefully, 2021 will be better than 2020 in this matter.
My third goal is to work on my flexibility. Even though I’m not dancing anymore, stretching has been a really nice activity and it makes me happier, calmer and more concentrated. Plus, my body feels super nice after and I love the feeling of being flexible. I recommend it if you want a light physical activity just for some endorphins.
My first goal A bit random but I want to work on figuring out my style and tastes in clothes. I think it might help with figuring myself out a bit and plus, I think having a certain style is always really nice and organized.
My second goal To start writing my book again. I was writing a book as I was in a Creative Writing class with an amazing teacher, but ever since the pandemic started I stopped writing it and lost inspiration. I am hoping to regain that inspiration again and continue writing the book.
My third goal To try a bit more at Cross Country. I go to about two out of the four practices every week and I really do want to start trying to go to them all or at least one more out of the four days. This also goes hand in hand with taking care of myself, as I want to make sure I stay in shape.
My first goal This is a more ‘practical’ one, but: finish my master’s thesis! It has been a struggle for half of 2020 already, and I just really want to finish it, it’s my main goal for the new year. The whole process of writing a thesis can be (and it has been that way for me) very challenging for your personal mental health, for example when you’re really self-critical and a perfectionist. My other goals for the new year should help me with being more positive.
My second goal Start journaling! A good friend of mine told me about using positive affirmations in your journal. This is the thing that I think will bring me most. I want to write down a couple of positive affirmations at the beginning of each day. These are short sentences with positive and encouraging words, that have scientifically proven to help you change your mood for the better. So, for example, I’d want to be more confident, I could write down (and let’s say it out loud as well, in front of the mirror or something!) “I am confident (in writing a thesis)”, “I am good at what I do”, or even “I’m calm and focussed today”.
My third goal Less screen time, less social media. Although I’ve been trying to use social media less and not be on my phone all the time, I haven’t been that successful yet. I find myself scrolling through facebook for minutes, and it brings me nothing. Doing this will also be positive for my sleep quality.
My first goal is to take care of my body. I’ve learnt in 2020 I’ve got a chronic illness (endometriosis) and it affects my daily life. I’m easily tired and I suffer from chronic pain. Taking care of my body involves getting enough rest, not pushing myself too hard, eating well, drinking well, doing yoga and sports, etc. Healing my relationship to food is one of the most important sub-goal for me. I can easily find food disgusting and, due to my health condition, it’s getting worse and worse lately. My body has been “rejecting” most of what I’ve eaten. I really need to focus on that, eat more a bit at a time, eat slower, change my food habits regarding my illness, cook more, be grateful for what I’m eating, etc.
My second goal is to read more. I have tons of books to read who seem all fascinating and I’m thrilled about, but I never find the right time or enough time to read. This year, I read some books but definitely not enough about me. It’s not even about the productivity culture thing, it’s about my personal pleasure to read and my need for knowledge that are both not satisfied. First, I want to stop buying new books (lol), maybe set a number of books to read or maybe challenge someone else so we motivate each other, and then organize and dedicate myself to reading sessions more regularly. I definitely want to read more this year.
My first goal is to live in the moment. I have caught myself getting worried about my future plans and all the things I have to figure out to do the things I plan and in the end, I end up losing precious everyday moments, like a time when my friends are laughing or I taste something for the first time. I want to enjoy the moment, be the moments in my life, not just enjoy a brief movie trailer of them as a memory.
My second goal is to take time to breathe, literally and metaphorically. This year has been so full of anxiety and pressure for me that I realised how precious it is for me to stop doing things and just breathe for some minutes. Most of my anxiety was encouraged by the fact that I was never calm, I was always doing something because I thought it would be better to be productive than just sit on my own and calm down. I found out my need for calmness the hard way and the following year, I want to maintain some healthy habits like breathing exercises and meditation.
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