Happy New Year!! We have made it, it is the last day of 2020. Congrats! You did it! I’m so proud of you!
First, let’s chat some New Year New You reminders:
- The pandemic isn’t over just because you are over it
- 2020 was A LOT so be really f*cking nice to yourself this year
- You are so much more than what you do for a living (I’ve got a blog & video all about this subject – go check it out if you need a reminder)
- Whatever you accomplished in 2020 was MORE THAN ENOUGH (mentally & physically living through a pandemic is bad*ss).
- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SET GOALS THIS WEEK
- If you set 2021 goals, resolutions, whatever you want to call them remember to be flexible. 2020 taught us the importance of being able to pivot, delay, slow down & adapt.
- You do not have to start your goals on 1/1 – you can start making changes in your life on any day, at any time, regardless of the date or time of year.
Now that we have covered our reminders let’s chat goals. If you’re going the goal setting route I encourage you to take a week or two to get settled into 2021 before you start jumping into action. Rest is crucial for our success. Going into a new plan on the verge of burnout creates unnecessary stress in our lives.
And if you think you’ve rested enough ask yourself why you think that.
Is it because you believe productivity is equal to worth? Noodle on that one for me.
Could it be because you don’t find rest very “restful”? Example: I struggle with sitting still. Sometimes rest for me is moving my body gently to rest my mind.
Or is it because you are a self care queen & you are able to keep your cup full?
Don’t push yourself this year. Hustle culture has taught us to push, go, chase, strive & sometimes we need to ignore this impulse. Take a little time, think about what you want & try to detox from hustle culture. Use your PTO (if you’ve been ignoring it) to take a time out.
Start your goals when you’re rested.
I’ll be back with a new post about goal setting on January 6th! Until then, rest, be well & be proud of yourself for getting through the year.