Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021 – Let’s Do This!

As I was driving this morning, I was reflecting on all that has happened this past year. The good and the bad. And at that moment the song, “Humble” by Tim McGraw came on. It was perfect. 

It made me realize that although I work hard each day to stay in alignment with my best self, sometimes I fall short of that expectation. I think it’s important to be aware and acknowledge that we are not always going to be perfect. It’s not something we need to be striving for anyway. What we need to strive for is to become better humans and do unto others as we would want done to us. This includes the animals who needlessly are forced to slaughter for a temporary desire for food that isn’t even good for us.

So, as we say goodbye to 2020 and transition into the New Year 2021, so much goes through our mind including so-called “resolutions.” I can’t tell you when the last time I made resolutions was. I had been writing up a list of resolutions since childhood until I learned that resolutions are a great way to set yourself up for failure and disappointment. It’s very few, if any, that fulfill their laundry list of resolutions. 

Because here’s the deal… If you can’t set goals, put yourself first and set yourself up for health, wellness, or success of any kind on an ongoing basis throughout the year, you’re most definitely not going to do it at the start of the year.

It’s never too late to start but starting and following through to the end of each goal – one at a time – is essential in order to achieve your desired results. 

We are living in uncertain times my friend and the bottom line is, that it shouldn’t take a New Year to decide to shift or make positive changes in our lives. Begin by shifting your focus and conditioning your mind to positive thoughts. The key word here is FOCUS. 

Focus on what you want versus what you don’t want because what you focus on expands so stay clear of negative thoughts that try to make their way in and shift them toward positive ones that light you up, make you smile and bring out all the good feels in you!

It could be – 

– Going for a hike and connecting in nature

– Getting outdoors for a walk, run, or bike ride

– Taking note in your gratitude journal of all the things you are grateful for (do this every morning and before going to bed). Here are some of my top choices:

The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal
Zen as F*ck Journal

Good Days Start with Gratitude

These all come with prompts and guided pages that makes it super easy to follow and get journaling. These are perfect for anyone. Especially if you’re just starting out. 

– Lighting a candle or two (or three!) to make you feel at ease. Candle’s are like therapy for me!

Scrapbooking your treasured moments and fondest memories so you have something to look back on.

– Creating a virtual dream board to remind yourself of your dreams (shifting your focus onto your dreams and taking action steps toward them, will lead you to them) – You can make it out of a shadowbox, poster board (this one’s a wood grain type which is cute!), or you can even use a cork board to pin your visions up with pushpins

Micheals has an awesome sale right now with up to 70% off so take advantage of it to gather up your supplies or any other New Year project you might want to start.  This has always been my favorite store for crafting and getting creative. All it takes is scrolling through the pages to gather up inspiration. It works like a charm every time! 

Use promo code: 20MADEBYYOU

Cheers to 2021 and bringing it all home with love, kindness and compassion!

xo

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