My 2021 Goals.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I know we’re all happy to see 2021. While I know that things are still going to be tough for awhile, I am letting myself enjoy sitting in the new energy and the fresh hope that comes with beginnings.

I am a goal-oriented person, and I’ve really enjoyed setting goals for myself and using them to make my year a bit more meaningful. I hate when time goes by and I don’t know where it went — that’s mostly what my goals are for 🙂

Yesterday, I revisited my goals for 2020, so now I’m ready to share my 2021 goals!

Create

CREATE is my word for 2020 and I have a lot of goals surrounding this word. I was really, really inspired by #NaNoWriMo in 2020 and I realized that I don’t have a limited number of ideas. Actually creating and taking one of my ideas and turning into something doesn’t mean I have one less idea, I actually have a dozen more!

Generally speaking, my goal is to focus on creating instead of focusing on obtaining or consuming. By CREATE, I also mean participate, publish, update, finish, manifest, write, publish… 🙂 I’m so pumped about this!

Embody Billie Eilish Energy

I wrote this down in my journal and I’m going with it. In 2020, I jumped on the Billie wagon and I am here to stay. I think she’s a badass, without trying to be cool. She created an award-winning album in her bedroom. Literally. She does the work. Seems real (I don’t know her personally). Doesn’t get caught up in bullshit. Carrying this energy with me this year.

Recite and practice positive affirmations

I have struggled so much with anxiety lately, and I am really working on different ways to help myself. One of these ways is to incorporate positive affirmations into my meditations and into my day.

Strive for a healthy mind and body

I had a similar goal last year, but obviously it was a tough year and I’m giving myself grace. For me, physical health helps with my mental health, and I’m looking forward to getting back into a good routine for both. I did add lots of supplements and vitamins into my day last year and am bringing those into the New Year. I also made a space in my apartment for my at-home workouts (the studios where I took dance and yoga offer Zoom classes) and evaluated my at-home gym equipment. Last year, I bought a ball and sliders for barre classes, and yesterday I ordered a set of weights, so now I have everything I need!

For a healthy mind, I am working on getting back into my daily meditations. I am also working on focusing on the present. And, I am exploring other medications with my doctor. Time to get it right!

Discover new places

This should not be taken at face value. By discover new places, I mean, discover new places through reading diverse books, by getting takeout at new-to-me restaurants, by taking a drive, by being open to messages from the universe, by exploring new hobbies, by growing.

A meaningful giveaway

I am so inspired and excited about my word of the year: CREATE. That I bought a necklace from The Giving Keys to wear and remind myself of my goal every day.

If you’ve never heard of The Giving Keys, it’s a company worth checking out, as they employ those transitioning from homelessness in the Los Angeles area.

I loved the necklace and the meaning behind it so much, I bought two! I wanted to give one away to one of you, if you feel like CREATE is a word that can drive you in 2021. This giveaway is in no way sponsored or has anything to do with any company, it’s just a gift from me to you.

The necklace is a choker style (measures: 12″ chain with 2″ extender features key measuring 33.5mm x 19.5mm) in gold and says CREATE on it.

So, if you want to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment here telling me what you’re going to CREATE this year. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment, you can fill out the form below and also be entered. I’ll pick a winner and announce it here on Monday.

CHEERS to a new year, new energy, new focus! Let’s make this a good one!

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