21 THINGS I WILL DO IN 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
One of the traditions every New Year is to make a New Year’s resolution, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life at the start of a New Year.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution? I did! I’ve been doing it since I’ve known about it and I've been failing after a few weeks and say, I'll try again next year.
So here I am, trying again for 2021 but this year will be different. I will be focusing on progress not on perfection.
And I will be sharing it in this blog because there is a greater incentive to go out and do it when someone knows what you need to do or what you want to achieve to avoid having to explain why you didn’t to another person. That makes you my accountability partner. I hope you don't mind. Hehe!
So, here's the 21 things I will do in 2021:
- It helps enjoy quiet time.
- It gives more time to exercise.
- It helps sustain healthier diet.
- It helps skin look healthy.
- It improves concentration.
- It enhances productivity.
- It improves quality of sleep.
2. Continuously pray for everyone
One of the lesson that 2020 has taught me is to pray for everyone - Government, frontliners, for everyone who have been affected by the COVID19 disease, super typhoon and flood, for every family who have lost their loved ones because of it, for every livelihood that have been affected by it and for the vaccine.
3. Do devotional journaling
Here are some of the many benefits of practicing everyday mindfulness according to Very Well:
- It pulls you out of the negative downward spiral that can be caused by too much daily stress, too many bad moods, or the habit of rumination.
- It helps you make fewer errors when processing your experiences.
- It helps you put stressful events into perspective and build resilience so you're less overwhelmed by them in the future.
5. Jog during dry season
- Digestive problems like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Heart disease.
- Kidney disease.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Liver disease.
And I take it as a go signal for me to start job hunting. And the most heart-warming is, God is telling me that He is going before me!
And on January 2, 2021, God spoke to me through His Word in Mark 16:9: He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene.
(The international ISO 8601 standard and most of Europe has Monday as the first day of the week)
And I take it as the time and the day to start job hunting. Just like what Jesus did, I rose early on Monday and start sending my resume.
13. Do side-hustle
One of the lesson that 2020 has taught me is to have an entrepreneur mindset and I've venture in small business last year.
And this 2021, I will continue that business even if I will have a full time job, making it my side hustle.
Having a side hustle has a lot of benefits. Here are some according to one step outside that I can truly relate:
- Full ownership and accountability, there’s no one to tell you what to do.
- A steeper learning curve as you try to navigate the complex world of entrepreneurship. This brings you all kinds of new skills and experiences that will challenge you and make you stronger and more capable as a result.
- Self-awareness and development. Exploring and working on your own ideas can teach you all sorts of things about yourself and about what you like and don’t like. A sense of purpose. When you’re running your own business, you’ll be interacting with clients and customers directly and you have an immediate and tangible impact on everything you touch in the business.
14. Become financially literate
- More money. Fewer items in your home means more money as you'll be buying less and taking care of less.
- More time. If you live with fewer items in your home, you'll spend less time cleaning and organizing (and shopping)
- Improved wellbeing. A minimalist home is significantly less stressful.
- More gratitude and mindfulness. Living with less will allow you to find more gratitude in the things you have.
And last year, I've proven myself that reading the Bible is my top priority and this 2021, I will read 12 books as a reward.