Upon reading the title, you might just be wondering if that incredible feat is in fact impossible, as any hopes we had of a better year seem currently to be escaping through a revolving door of bad news.
But believe it or not, all is not lost. None of us knows what the future holds, but whatever your 2021 looks like, you can transform it into an opportunity to seize the day and make the most of every moment.
Instead of foisting a bold overhaul of new year’s resolutions on yourself consisting of dodgy diets and gargantuan goals, check out these three simple ways to make 2021 your year no matter what.
1. Make time for yourself
In theory, most of us have had more time than ever on our hands this year.
And yet for some, it still feels as though we never really make time to wind down, relax and put ourselves first.
The most challenging aspect isn’t just about setting aside that time, but making the most of these periods that are supposedly just for ourselves. For instance, how often do you find yourself settling in on the sofa for an evening, only to spend it scrolling mindlessly through social media?
It’s something we all do, and a hard habit to break. But it often leaves us feeling frustrated, exhausted, burnt out and frankly, more anti-social than before!
Use your free time to discover an activity that actually helps you to feel relaxed. It may be a simple as binging a Netflix series or cracking open a book, but whatever it is, don’t waste your precious free time on endorphin-sapping sites and their shiny filters.
2. Learn a new skill
Learning new things doesn’t have to be centred around your career development, but as an adult, that is often the only time we explore topics outside of our comfort zone.
But whether it’s a musical instrument, artistic medium or even a new language, learning for our own enjoyment can help us recapture a sense of childlike wonder about the world.
For many hands-on hobbies like cooking, crafting, creativity or crochet, there are countless books and YouTube videos out there that can teach us a thing or two, whilst Teachers To Your Home can help learners of all ages pursue traditional subjects like foreign languages, Maths or even Computing!
3. Take the pressure off!
Remember that whatever goals you set yourself this year should not create stress in your life, but instead create opportunities for happiness and fulfilment.
These don’t necessarily have to be productive aspirations, like changing your career path or finally writing that novel you’ve been planning to get round to for years – although by all means, reach for the stars.
But 2020 has been a difficult year, and while 2021 may see new challenges ahead, it’s a chance for us to build on the growth and development we have undergone this year.
These are just three tips to make 2021 the year for you. Wishing you health and happiness for the New Year!
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