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Good Riddance 2020, and Hello 2021! Do You Have a New Year’s Resolution?

December 31, 2020

…And we all thought this year would never end! 2020, the beginning of a new decade and the start of the 21st Century’s “roaring 20’s” had a promising start. Now, a lot of us cannot wait for it to be over.

I think this year will be one for the history books for sure. With all that has happened this year in so little time, it would be nice to start reflecting on what is yet to come, a brand new year.

A lot comes to mind when we hear the phrase “New Year Resolutions.” We mostly think of January 2nd at your local Planet Fitness where everyone is hoping to shed some Holiday calories, or people who are trying to begin new lifestyle changes. A New Year’s resolution isn’t meant to be poked fun at or be cliche, it is a chance to start fresh and reflect to create a better and healthier you.

In 2019, I know I wanted to do something that I could read back next New Year’s. I decided that I was going to commit in writing a journal entry every day of 2020. Now, I’ll tell you that there was some days where I would forget and then write the post the next day, but I actually did it. Especially during this crazy year, I now have my thoughts and feelings on the matter and on January 1st, 2021, I will read my entries and see what my year was like.

If journaling is not your thing, focus on you. Is there something you want to accomplish by the end of the year? How about trying to eat healthier? These are great ways to start on focusing on your wellness.

Maybe you want to focus more on your financials and responsibilities. Since the Holiday season tends to make us spend more money than usual, most of us try to refrain from spending frivolously in the first few months of the new year. Now is the perfect opportunity to set a few financial goals for yourself to avoid financial stresses.

Kids can have fun with creating a New Year’s Resolution too. Maybe they want to put more effort into their studies or help more around the house. Ask them and share your hopes and wishes for the new year.

I truly enjoy New Year’s Eve because I enjoy reflecting on my year and how I can improve for not only for myself, but for the people in my life. 2020 has been a tough year for most of us, so here is hoping that 2021 will be better.

Happy New Year!

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