20 January 2021 | Raidis Estate | Raidis Estate
Anti-New Year Resolutions – Things to try in 2021
If the crazy year that was 2020 has taught us anything, it's that we only have a limited amount of time on this earth to enjoy and to experience, so we’d better make the best of the time we have.
So here are some ideas to grab 2021 by the kahunas and make it count.
Practice Gratitude Daily
By now you have probably heard of people writing down what they are grateful for daily, and maybe you shrugged it off as not something for you.
But the act of practising gratitude has been linked to increased happiness, and after the tough year everyone had in 2020 it might be time to re-wire the brain with a little bit of daily gratitude.
In 2021 practice spontaneity… within reason! After a glimpse of what it's like to be locked at home and have some of the privileges that we often take for granted taken away, it might be a great goal to throw caution to the wind and be a bit more spontaneous.
It doesn’t need to be anything extravagant, but you can take a quick overnight trip away with your partner, learn that instrument you have always been meaning to learn or just be a bit more spontaneous on the daily.
Have more fun
Don’t associate fun with just money and nights out.
You could have fun on a rainy day as a kid with two couches and a few blankets. It was called a castle, and you couldn't touch the lava.
Write a list of fun and simple things you can incorporate into your week.
Be More Accepting in 2021
This goes without saying, but we should all be more accepting.
Don’t like someone’s view on politics, realise they might not like yours. It is like the more we move forward in the 21st century, the more we think anything different than our views is wrong. So let's accept people differences in thinking.
And that goes for being a bit more accepting of ourselves as well. It's ok to cut yourself some slack and not always be firing on all cylinders all the time. You are only human, after all.
Let go of 2020
I know it's hard but try to let go of the year that was 2020 and move into 2021 with a shift in your attitude about how the year will pan out.
It certainly won't take away all of our problems, or make Coronavirus miraculously disappear but we get to choose every day how we let it affect us.