There is no doubt 2020 has been one of the most challenging years of our personal and professional lives. While the future remains unprecedented and the battle to make it through the next phase will continue to test our resilience, it’s important to prioritise our personal goals to stay motivated in the new year.
Here are the three things that should be on your 2021 resolution list:
Plan what success looks like for you
New year, new opportunities. Think about what you want your new year to look like. What will make you proud of your achievements?
The key is to never be afraid of a good challenge. Challenges are the key to keep yourself mentally stimulated, pave new learning experiences, tests your skills and resilience and keep yourself motivated.
Paint a picture of what success looks like for you and build a plan of action. Your plan should include something that’s challenging, rewarding and actionable as well as realistic monthly goals and KPIs. Try working in 90-day plans so you have wiggle room to adapt to the continuously changing landscape, pivot your own strategy, action plan and continuously set new heights.
A healthy and active mind
Yes, we all may have diet plans and weight loss goals post festive season… but what about your health goals? There has never been a more important time to look after your physical and mental health. It’s easy to make a resolution to get fit and in shape. But the real challenge is keeping your mind and heart physically happy – all season round.
In 2021, we all need to prioritise taking care of ourselves. This starts with adequate sleep, being more active and finding a balanced diet that is long-term as well as staying socially connected with your loved ones and friends.
Become financially savvy
We work to live, not the other way around. As unprecedented times continue and the economy has a big question mark on it, we need to become financially savvy and smart in 2021. Yes, we need to save money, but we also need to find ways to balance our social spending and rewards while being comfortable with the financial responsibilities we have. There’s a fantastic article in Credit Counsellors that discusses the 13 habits of financially savvy people – this ranges from planning and budget, seeking advice, credit vs debt financing through to preparing for risk and looking at money management insights.
If you need help planning your 2021 on a personal and professional level, the TaurusProfile™ process helps you develop a strategic approach to define, protect, evolve and differentiate your personal brand, image and expertise. Reach out to us on [email protected] to find out more.