MY 2021 GOALS
Ready to know what my 2021 goals are for this year??? First let’s rewind and see how I did for 2020.
Considering I set 2020’s goals before we knew what 2020 would turn into, it wasn’t so terrible. First, I’m still killing my 2019 goals. My 2019 goals were mostly all about fixing my daily habits and it’s something I’ve continued to focus on so I don’t “lose” that muscle. Not to say that I’m perfect all the time, but I definitely think those healthy habits stuck around. (The only one that wasn’t super possible during 2020 was not using disposable coffee cups, for health reasons I went back to to-go cups… but I think it was largely offset by the fact that we drank 99% of our coffee this year in the home. So altogether a win, I’d say.)
My 2020 goals and how I measured up this year:
HA!!!! Joke was on me with this one. We did lunch at home pretty much every single day. And that Whole Foods salad bar I was relying on for easy lunches? Closed. Again, ha. I guess the bright side is being forced to do lunch at home every day made me realize just how easy it is to do lunch at home. I did a lot of eggs and English muffins or leftovers for lunch. But I still think that counts 😉
Prior to lock downs, I was doing so well with this. The gym I went to had an incredible quiet room specifically dedicated to stretching. I’d spend 10 minutes in there every time I left a workout class and just stretched out before leaving. I liked the routine of not just bolting out of a class and rushing to my car. I think ultimately it made me more thoughtful and mindful and appreciate of my workouts. And the increased flexibility was a bonus.
I was actually fairly close to getting the splits in March, but then once we went into lockdown and gyms closed I gave myself permission to let go of that dream. I wish I could say I continued with stretching after my at-home workouts but the bottom line is that I…. did not. I’m trying to do it more now, working yoga in between Peloton-ing and tacking on a cool-down stretch after a ride. Some days I’m better than others.
I’d say this was a fail for 2020… but maybe a foreshadowing for 2021 😉
And here is where I think I really shined with goals. I absolutely fell in love with sewing. I’ve talked about it at length by now. But long story short, I started sewing face masks and that led to bigger projects and I now I love to sew. If anything, this was an actual lifeline for me. A hobby that brought me lots of peace during a year that was filled with uncertainty.
I love the sewing community. I love the attention to detail. And I love that every project forces me to push myself outside my comfort zone. I love that it forces me to mistakes (lots of mistakes) and that I have to be okay with slight imperfections. I really, really love that when I’m finished with something, I have a beautiful TANGIBLE object to show for it. In a digital world, and maybe even more so in 2020 when so many of our social interactions happened through a screen, there is something grounding about holding a finished project.
So… my 2021 goals???
I have none. ZERO GOALS FOR THIS YEAR. While this seems like I have “no goals,” ultimately I do think it’s a goal in and of itself. I really have no idea where this year is going to go. What it’s going to look like tomorrow let alone next fall. It is…. what it is. And that’s okay. (Or, I guess better put, I have to be okay with that.)
I already have some things scheduled for this year that are taking up a lot of brain space and that is kind of all I can handle at the moment. I feel like this non-goal goal is pretty much in line and works in tandem with my 2021 intention of just taking things one day at a time.
Because there is still so much uncertainty, I don’t want to put any additional pressure on myself to feel like I have to do ~all the things~. Just getting through each day and trying to find the win in every day is enough.