How many people have already set their New Year's goal? Do you know anyone who has set their goal and shared it with you? The answer is probably yes to one of these and most of us know that with the start of a new year, new goals are itching to be achieved. This has been a tradition for as long as we can remember.
Now, let us ask you this...Who has yet to set New Year's goals? Are you still recovering from 2020?
In this edition, we want to emphasize the importance of your mental health and taking time to focus on YOU.
We also want to bring to your attention to the importance of taking time away from technology that is now so readily available. Especially in this time when we are all starting to work on ourselves again, new year, new you!
Nowadays, social media allows us to click on and easily compare ourselves to others, and the same goes for our 2021 goals. Social media makes it very easy to also compare other's accomplishments from 2020.
If you need to hear it, here it goes: it's not healthy to compare yourself to anyone but who you were in the past. Plain and simple - It's not fair to compare yourself to others because everyone has their own mountains to climb. With that said, 2020 is behind us and we must now look forward to how we can make 2021 better for ourselves, each and every one of us, individually.
Check this video out by Simon Sineck ...interesting things to consider. I know, after watching this, I've been more cognizant of fostering actual relationships vs. technology driven relationships and allowing patience into my life. Not an easy practice for me, I must admit. (Laura)
You might realize that you did not accomplish everything you wanted in 2020, and that's ok. You might think, "Wow, I'm burnt out from last year, why would I make or set goals for 2021?" Many people, ourselves included, may need to take a step back and realize that this is okay too! 2020 was a hard year for everyone; don’t be too hard on yourself!
Consider this, right now is your time to start anew and work towards your goals for a brand new year. A goal keeps you focused and by laying out the steps you need to take to achieve that goal, it is easier to realize when you're straying from the path of achievement. Having a goal will be a reminder of why you do the things you do. It can serve as your purpose, one that will keep you going and motivated!
Read this Harvard Business Review article on how to set attainable goals.
Maybe your goals this year are less tangible and more socially driven. Maybe you decide that, instead of setting a goal for yourself in 2021 that includes getting promoted, saving X amount of dollars in a retirement account, or buying your dream car- focus on the intangible things in life.
If 2020 has shown us anything, it's how precious our emotions and human connections can be. Perhaps, for 2021, you set a goal on something that you can't physically touch. Something that you must find within yourself and with your loved ones.
All in all, set goals that will ultimately lead to your own fulfillment and overall joy and happiness. We can't say this enough... You DESERVE IT, and owe it to yourself!
Laura & Priscilla
PCC Wellness Program