Looking back on 2020 and goal setting for 2021

Looking back on 2020 – and goals for 2021

That was a year wasn’t it? I’m not sure if anyone can really say that they enjoyed 2020. It was a pretty rubbish year. But journalling nearly every day and keeping a gratitude journal helped me realised that in amongst the rubbish, some good stuff did happen.

My highlights from 2020

So I’m going to focus on the positives first. And in all honesty, there were quite a few. I didn’t smash 2020, but I’ve learnt to take the positives from the every day, thats what the whole pandemic taught me. This year I got a new job, a job in a field that I have wanted to move into for a couple of years now. I also got to spend a lot of time with my family. Only my immediate, little family like. But we stayed in touch with extended family with video calls and things like that. I was also lucky enough to find a community in our neighbourhood. Spike has made friends on our doorstep and loves playing out with them, and I know I have neighbours I can turn to and am pleased to be able to say I’ve made friends.

Achievements from 2020

I didn’t really achieve much. But I think most people can say that. I did manage to clear my credit card, and managed to get through a massive low point to push myself out of my comfort zone to get my new job. I did also manage to do Yoga 345 days of the year, which is pretty good considering I only started last December.

Things I’ve learnt from 2020

This year I’ve learnt a fair bit. You can’t take anything for granted. Not only because of the pandemic, but also because of life. I lost my nana. My nana is one of the most influential people from my life. She was a massive role model to me. She was strong and stubborn and I hope I’m like her in the strength, because I know I am in the stubbornness.
I also learnt to look at things from a different perspective. I was having a hard time at work. Feeling like a failure. I was coming home everyday miserable. I blamed myself everyday. I pushed myself to apply for new jobs and since coming out of the other side, I can see it from another perspective. I’ve learnt to step back and find the perspective in the midst of whats going on. That there’s always another side to the story.

My goals for 2021

I don’t do resolutions, but I will always set goals. This year I want to carry on building on my fitness. I have increased my exercise goal to 45 minutes a day on my apple watch. I am drinking more water and I want to hit my goal of 52 books this year. I hope I can! It’s a far cry from the 250 I used to read pre-Spike but I feel more like me reading and I achieved 52 in 2020, so I should be able to achieve this again. I also want to remove the clutter from my house, and spend more time with my lovely boyfriend with a night to ourselves each month. I have also vowed to be good to myself. Regular self care, making time for myself and buying the things I need, or sometimes want, before spending all my money on Spike each month!

What I’m looking forward to in 2021

I’m holding out hope that 2021 won’t be all bad. I am looking forward to getting to a whole new level of fitness through hoop, yoga and I’m going to start a stretch class. I am also looking forward to watching Spike grow. She’s developed so much in the last year and this year will bring even more friends and I’m hoping some more confidence too. Once we can I’ll be enjoying every moment with family and friends too. Lets hope theres more of that allowed eventually in 2021.