“The only goals you don’t achieve in life are the goals you don’t set.” ― Matt Fox
I have always been a goal setter, a list person, a “to-do girl” I don’t think of New Years resolutions as much a goals I set for myself each new year.
With Covid, we are unable to plan things, but we can still set goals for ourselves each new year.
I like the idea of a clean slate, a fresh start to the new year, and planning things I would like to achieve both blogging and personally.
Maybe one of the goals is for me not to lose my sanity over all of this! It is unnatural to not be able to socialize and have human contact! However, at the same time, it really does take more people “doing the right thing”, to improve our situation.
Medication- One of my goals for last year was to get off of one of my pain medications. It took a year to titrate, but I did it! I was able to get off a medication I had been on for 10 years. I won’t go into the “science of pain” but one builds up a tolerance and has to increase dosage to get the same effect. Amazingly, I am at the same pain level off the medication as I was on it.
To play my guitar- In a previous article, “Does Fear Hold you Back”, I spoke about not playing for 10 years due to my illness. I let the fear of “not being good enough ( self-judgement) give me an all or nothing attitude. If I couldn’t play as well as I did 10 years prior, I wouldn’t play at all. I want to get past this mindset, and play for enjoyment. I am also considering a refresher course, on-line.
Home Work Outs- I have a home treadmill and have been using it in the morning to work out. I also have home gym equipment such as Therabands,, resistance bands, a medicine ball, kettlebells and weights. I have enjoyed my routine and will continue to utilize this until I can get back to the gym to swim. I want to strengthen with weights and work on endurance as well.
Alternating workouts help motivate me and keep me interested. With EDS, I can overdo it on the treadmill and end up with many trigger points in my legs and feet. I have to be mindful how I workout.
Volunteer-Since my day to day health is not predictable, I can’t look for a full time job. I may be interested in volunteer work, and I know I have mentioned on the blog, my interest in working with dogs. I need to make this happen! I would be happy to clean kennels, walk the pups, do what’s needed, for about 2-3 days a week, but will wait until I get the vaccine to look into that.
Travel- Well, our trip to Italy did not happen in 2020, so I am hoping as things improve and we get vaccinated travel may happen. I am not sure if it will happen in 2021 but when it is time, we will need to do it! A change of scenery is so needed!
Like to Know it- I am a bit late to join on the LTKI bandwagon, but I need to sign up!
Themes- Research Word press themes- May want a fresh look for the new year
Instagram- Really need to focus on how to increase following. I have to admit, I don’t know what people are talking about with “invisible hashtags”. I have been enjoying doing Instastories, and will post more days a week. I have and will continue to promote posts once a month.
Photography- My hubby installed ” The NIck” a powerful program of filters and editing features for photography. I need to watch the into video and experiment with different filters/editing for the blog. It is used with Lightroom, which is what I use to edit blog photos currently.
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How about you? Do you have set goals for 2021? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.