Top 3 New Year's Resolutions You Need to Make in 2021
When the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2020, we were all excited to start what we thought was the beginning to the next roaring twenties 🎉
With media, tech and other amazing industries hitting their peak we thought that this would definitely be the start to the best decade yet… but as we all know, two months later, 2020 became a year we will never forget for a very different reason. With 2021 looming in the not so distant future, we have come up with our Top 3 amazing resolutions to ensure that no matter what we face over the next 365 days, you will still come out on top!
Writing Your Prophecy Letter
When Cheryl showed me this blog post by Matthew Ferry
a few days ago, I knew that we had to share it with you for our next post. This one is all about setting the tone for the year before it even starts.
Matthew says that his best advice for a truly wonderful year is to write yourself a letter predicting the outcome of the year. It’s as if you’re giving yourself a fortune cookie or looking into your crystal ball, but the catch is, you need to look for the positives. For example, he says that you could start your letter off with, “I can’t believe what a great year it has been. It’s New Year’s Eve! I am sitting on the deck of my mountain vacation home taking in the beautiful vistas and views.”
Whatever dreams or aspirations you have for what 2021 will hold, let yourself believe that not only have they already happened, but you are so proud of how you made them happen. Fill in the blanks of the following prompts and tell your future self the story of 2021.
Relationships & People
Spirituality & Intuition
Courage & Risk-Taking
Creativity & Innovation
Business & Profession
Money making & Cash flow
Investing & Wealth Creation
Travel & Recreation
Body & Well-Being
Add your own for #10 and make it something that you know you will hustle and strive for… then seal the envelope and go be the person you will be proud to read about in a year.
Making a One Second Memory Every Day
This next one has been my favorite thing to do over the last two years since a friend first introduced me to the idea. The first thing you need to do is download the app 1SE
(aka one second everyday). It’s available on iOS and for Android.
The basic principle of the app is to take a one second (or 1.5 second) clip of yourself, your surroundings, your friends, etc. everyday then save it to the app’s calendar feature. If you’re on a trip or having a particularly special day, you can add a second video if you’d like, but no more than two. This app is so widely loved that it’s been talked about via The Daily Mail, The New York Times and it was even the topic of a TEDxTalk.
Then, at the end of 2021, you will have the most amazing video of your entire year that’s roughly 6 minutes long give or take a few seconds. You can add music, tag your location or leave the basic template that will use your video’s audio and share the date at the bottom of each video.
Resolving to give one second of your day to something so cool, in my opinion, is like giving your future self a gift without too much effort on your part. And, the best part is that you can give yourself notifications via the app’s settings so that you will never forget to take your video. So download, start videoing and be sure to tag us when you share your video on social media in a little over a year from today!
Giving Yourself the Gift of Time
Last but not least, for this one you need nothing more than your favorite calendar app (mine is Google Calendar) or a physical calendar to keep at your desk, and a bit of patience. This resolution is all about giving yourself the coveted gift of TIME!
With the world literally at our fingertips all times of the day, we tend to just forget to take time to slow down and enjoy a few minutes of “me” time. So the first thing that we want you to do is think of a time during the day or at least a day during the week where you can block out 30 minutes of your day to unplug, turn off the tv, turn off social media and do something you enjoy. For me it’s going for a 30 minute walk around a local river, for my best friend it’s opening a bottle of her favorite red and not speaking to anyone for a full 30 minutes.
If you’re using an electronic calendar, I highly recommend setting an alert to remind you to spend this awesome time for yourself, but if you’re more of a paper and pen calendar type, you could always set an alarm on your for certain days or everyday as a reminder.
Hopefully, whichever avenue you choose to go with your resolution or goals for 2021 brings you nothing by happiness, growth and endless opportunities. Please feel free to comment below if you have other suggestions & have a safe, blessed New Year!