Is 2021 the Year to make Changes or NOT?

In my younger days, I looked forward to New Year’s Eve as it represented a time of change and hope. On the 1st of January, I sat down and wrote my New Year’s resolution. On this list, I placed my goals and outlined a rough plan for their accomplishment. Also, I spend the New Year’s Eve in prayer and fasting.

However, over the last few years, I relied less on January 1st as a marker to make the necessary changes in my life. As things changed from one week to another, I addressed it head-on at that time.
Good or bad!

With all of the uncertainties of 2020, I wondered if I should return to making a list of New Year’s resolutions?

For many of us, taking the time to create a list and make plans accordingly is the first step to success, otherwise, we continue to live with things that we know need to be changed.

So, here I am in the last week of December, compiling my list. I encourage you to do the same. While you are working on NY’s resolution, keep these few thoughts in mind.

  1. Last year is over, but your dreams and goals ARE NOT! There is still plenty of time and opportunity to accomplish the goals you had set forth for 2020. Go ahead and roll those goals over to 2021.
  2. You may fail once, twice, or three times before you succeed. That’s okay friend- Keep working.
  3. Have an accountability partner. A friend, spouse, or family member to keep you on track. Choose someone who will motivate you. A great way to choose someone is to look for someone that is working towards the same goal, ie a fitness buddy etc
  4. As BIG as the goal may seem to others around you. IGNORE NAYSAYERS. As a new blogger, I will continue to express my thoughts and do my best to inspire others and myself.

I leave you with this short encouragement; a new year is a great time to make a change. As we are four days away from a new year, take the opportunity to evaluate yourself, your goals, and make a plan to win. Be kind to yourself when you fall short on occasions, but push through the next days. Start small, make weekly goals, instead of looking at the whole year. Little by little you will accomplish much.

**Here’s a little exercise to get us started**

Try this quick exercise to start making a New Year’s Resolution. You can also use this template throughout the year to help with lifestyle changes.

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