A new year always means new plan, new achievements, and new objectives. Holidays are over and the end-of-the-year evaluations and reports are gone. You need to reflect your own personal year, right now. We know that everyone always has the best intentions when starting a new year. That is why you always need a list, in order to start the new year 2021 off right.
You can have goals such as loosing weight, exercising 3 times a week, reading a book, or others. However, when you reach February, you typically stop following your schedule and you get sidetracked from your own objectives and goals for 2021. If you keep reading, you will learn how to follow the schedule of the 10 Things To Start The New Year 2021 Off Right.
We have left behind 2020, but COVID-19 is still here. That is why we still need to take precautions. We need to be safe for ourselves, our family and loved ones, and our society. With all that being said, here are the 10 things to start the new year 2021 off right:
The very first thing that you need to do is sit down and write this down. It can be on your laptop, on a notebook, on a dairy, or whatever you feel more comfortable with. Nobody knows you better than yourself. That is why you know your limits and your capability. Nonetheless, you should always set your standard above your own average. Write down all your resolutions for 2021 with daily, weekly or monthly measurable goals. You should include everything. From a single TV schedule, all the way up to planning a family vacation.
We are currently experiencing the “reopening phase” of COVID-19. However, we do not have a proper clue of when is everything going to be “normal” again. Moreover, we don’t even know what “normal” is right now. So, some changes are going to stay for good. That’s why you might encounter yourself working from home from now on, at least once a week. That is why you need to have your own work space with proper lighting and space. And please, get out of the bed and/or couch to work from home. It will help you to follow your schedule with a proper routine.
It might sound a cliché. It may even be repetitive year after year. Nevertheless, a proper food plan for your daily basis is a must to start the new year 2021 off right. If you want to achieve your food goal, you need to stop seeing “eating healthy” as a diet, and start looking at it as a life style. First things first: A caloric deficit is when the amount of calories that we consume is lower than the amount of calories we burn. In a caloric deficit, our body mass decreases. A caloric surplus is when the amount of calories that we consume is higher than the amount of calories we burn. In a caloric surplus, our body mass increases. Once you balance your carbs, fats and proteins ingestion, what do you do?
You can eat as healthy as you want and can, but that’s just 50% of the equation. If you want to exceed your objectives, you will need to push yourself. Exercising is important for the human kind, not because of having a ripped body with low fat, but to be healthy and feel light. That is why you will need to exercise 3 times a week (30 minutes cardio and 30 minutes strength). Cardio helps burn a lot of calories, speeds up our metabolism and improves our body mass index. So, that’s why it’s equally — or more important — than strength, and should be a must for you.
During 2021, we are all technology-dependent. We all use technology to work, to inform ourselves, to communicate with our friends and family, and for entertainment. However, no matter what the occasion or the day is, you need to take a one hour (or two) break from technology. If you achieve that, you will be able to start the new year 2021 off right. Once you get your free hour, you need to find something productive to do. It can be baking or cooking something for you or your family, reading a book, or going out for a walk. What is important is that you do it every day.
Have you thought about your retirement plan? If the answer is now, you might want to consider this in order to start the new year 2021 off right. If the answer is yes, you might want to make sure that you are having the proper one to you. “It’s important to understand that retirement accounts often have tax advantages as compared to saving within a “regular” savings account or investing with a brokerage account. There can be other benefits to using a retirement account—such as an employer match in a 401(k)—but really, it’s the tax benefits that makes them unique.”. Learn more.
Everyone should have a financial budget. That’s the only way to know where your money is going. You might be overspending in some stuff that you don’t need nor use, such as monthly subscriptions, interests rates, and others. If you want to start the new year 2021 off right, make sure to keep you finances in order for you and your family. Once you clear your monthly payments and expenses, you can have a general idea of the positive balance for you. With that net profit, you will be able to plan a specific important purchase, or plan a family vacation and take a break.
Learning a new feature or ability is the most productive way of spending your “free time”. However, this spare time for your hobbies shouldn’t be something that will bring you stress or anxiety. It should be something that you really like and that you know that you will fully enjoy. It could be learning a new language, learning how to cook, or even starting a new degree or certification. Regardless of your preferences, the best way to start the new year 2021 off right is by bringing joy and positivity to the table.
It is important to connect with yourself. And by this, we don’t mean something religious or mystical in a sense of magic. We only say that bringing a little bit of spirituality to your daily life will relieve your stress after a bad day. It can be something like having sea salt baths, lighting some candles or getting new plants for your living room. You can also go deeper and create a new tradition for celebrating your or your family and friends’ birthdays and anniversaries. If you have some time available after those actions, be on the lookout for the beauty of nature, and take a deep breath.
You don’t find happiness at the end of the tunnel, you create it now, today in this moment that you have. Don’t invest time and energy in those problems and people that are not worth it. Learn how to smile more often, be happy and grateful for what you have, and enjoy life. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it’s called the present.