I think I can probably speak for (almost) everyone when I say that this past year was just all about surviving. I look back at what I had hoped to accomplish, and that was all thrown out the window when our lives were turned upside down.
I would like to look forward to 2021 with much more purpose and intent. I want to live each day with careful thought in mind with how I’m going to conduct myself and what kind of impact I’ll have to those around me.
So often I found my brain going in a million different directions (kids are hungry, the house is messy, I need to do this, I need to do that) and I never really focused on what was in front of me. I want to change that this year. The house is messy? Well, right now my kids want to build a fort and I just went grocery shopping. The cleaning can wait until after they go to bed.
So these are a few things that I would like to accomplish every day for the next year:
1) Every morning I want to establish the routine of writing in my new 10-year journal over a cup of coffee.
2) Each day should include some kind of movement, whether that be working out at home or going for a run/walk. I ended up gaining back almost all of the weight I lost on the trail. I’m trying hard not to beat myself up over that fact.
3) And to go along with that, I really need to get back into the habit of only eating when I’m hungry. It doesn’t help that I have access to the kitchen every day, and I do end up eating the scraps left over from Eleanor.
In order to make these daily habits, I just need to be more mindful of what’s going on around me and to live with…
That is my word for the year. Just make every day matter, in one way or another.
Yesterday (the first day of the year), we went on an almost 6 mile walk, as a family. To me, that was a great way to kick of 2021.
What are your intentions/goals for 2021?