How’s it going so far?
How’s your 2021 starting? Have you been productive? Are you happy?
Not sure how your 2021 has been? Sometimes we are so close to something that we can’t see it clearly. If you’re unsure how your year is going, check in with someone who knows you, your goals, and your dreams. This is where an accountability partner can be beneficial. That person could be your spouse, a parent, a friend, a pastor, or a coach. Ask them if they see you as being on target to reach those goals and dreams. If they say yes, rest assured your 2021 has been pretty good. If they say no, well, then it’s time to re-evaluate.
Have you set any goals for this year? We can’t feel that sense of accomplishment if we haven’t set out to achieve anything. That’s not to say that people who are “go with the flow,” “live in the moment” kind of people aren’t happy. I know some that are very content to be that way. I also know some that are quite stressed out because life happens to them, and they feel like they are being kicked around by it. Do what works for you, and if it isn’t working, then try something different.
If you have goals, dreams, a to-do-list, or a bucket list, did you accomplish what you set out to do at the beginning of this year? Taking time to look at what you did or didn’t do can let you know if something needs to be changed.
If Jan/Feb has been spot on for you, consider why so that you can repeat it. If it was not quite what you thought it would be, determine why not and make the appropriate changes.
- Have you got too much on your plate?
- Are you doing the things that you could be to reach those goals?
- Are you staying healthy?
- Are you getting enough sleep? I don’t mean restless sleep (dozing) either. I mean, someone lifts your arm, and it drops like a wet noodle, slow, heavy breathing, deep calm rejuvenating sleep.
The answers to why or why not are different for each person. Examine yours.
If the start to 2021 has been fantastic, YEA YOU! I’m happy for you. Keep up the excellent work.
If it has been less than you had hoped it would be, take heart. You do not have to repeat it. We are halfway into February now, and you have a chance to make it your best month ever. Or, decide to make March your month!
Time for a change? It’s okay to shake things up a bit to reach those goals and dreams. It’s up to you. The choice is yours to make.