2021 is already here and it’s about time that we start thinking about what we want to accomplish this year, or else we might miss out on all the opportunities that might come our way this year. So we listed down a few practical steps you can take to fulfill your yearly goals.
On Keeping Yourself Fit
Start with making better food choices. Forget the diet or jumpstarting a new exercise. These things don’t work in the long run. What you need is a lifestyle change and not a prescription or a set of rules that would govern how you eat and workout. Truth be told, to stay consistent, you need to work on yourself every day by starting small.
One way to do that is by eating healthier and listen to your body. If you feel sleepy right after a meal, review what you’ve eaten and cut back on the sugars if possible. Stay away from junk food and soda. Learn to take responsibility for your food intake. There’s even fitness technology to help you kick your fitness journey into gear. But even the most effective fitness technologies will prove to be null and void if you don’t stop making it a reward for whatever good thing you did all the time. Your accomplishments won’t be any less stellar if you decide to skip the celebratory burgers and fries.
On Expanding Your Horizons
If you want to get promoted or move on to a different career this 2021, what you need to do is invest in yourself. Allow yourself to learn new things, train, and become better. You will never be able to switch careers or get recognized by your peers if you stick to your guns and don’t work on improving yourself.
One way you can make yourself marketable for any job opening is by understanding the many digital platforms that are available at your fingertips. There is so much to learn and so many ways to do it. If you’re a programmer, start learning Python if you haven’t already. If you’re a writer, enroll in the best SEO courses to be a lot more appealing to employers. Continue on your path to self-development so that your worth in a company or in your own business becomes more and more with each passing year.
On Upping Your Income Stream
In a way, you can up your income stream by getting promoted or switching careers to a much more lucrative one. However, if you want to reach financial independence in the shortest amount of time possible, you need to think of ways to earn through different streams of income, whether this would be from passive income or through more active means. An example of an additional income stream is engaging in a side hustle or turning your hobby into something a bit more profitable.
Aside from that, you can also learn about investing in the stock exchange or trading bitcoin. Do so with caution and enough research. Plus, use only the funds you are willing to part with when things hit the fan.
On Spending More Quality Time with Your Family
Another resource that we lack is time. 2020 has been a time we could have spent wisely with our families. For some, this might be a time when you can’t escape your family even for a while, especially being under lockdown. However, can you really say that you spent quality time with them? So if that is part of your goal for this year, then why not plan a trip with your family at least in the latter half of the year?
People are starting to get the coronavirus vaccine, which is a good sign that things are slowly but surely getting back to normal. But with a new strain of the coronavirus that is threatening the world, one cannot be too sure. So be ready and stay protected, but learn how to loosen up for a bit, too. You’ll find that even a simple road trip will do wonders for you and your family’s disposition.
2020 was a difficult year for every one of us. While that was out of our control, this year might be different. We’ve already adapted to the pandemic life and it’s now up to us if we want to make 2021 the best year of our lives.