Looking Back on My 2021 Goals

It’s here, the last day of 2021! This year was honestly such a mix of good and bad. But, I hope to look back and just remember the good things. We were able to get vaccinated against Covid and reunite with loved ones, and to slowly start traveling and doing more “normal” things. We went to a concert, and to a few hockey games!

I’m cautiously optimistic about 2022 and have some goals for myself that I’ll write about next year (haha). But for today I wanted to look back on the goals I set for myself in 2021 and see how I did.

Set monthly goals. I wasn’t 100% perfect with this goal, but I did do it for most months of 2021! I did really like the monthly goal-setting though.

Continue my good fitness habits. Eh, this one isn’t my shining star. I continued to work out in the mornings until around September, when I hit a wall and was just so exhausted that I decided to take a week off. A week turned into two, and so on and so forth….I did get back on track somewhat when I rejoined the gym in late October, but with the holidays and a lot of snowfall this last week I definitely haven’t gotten the walks or workouts I’d hoped for. This is an area of my life I plan to really focus on in 2022 because I know I feel so much better when I get regular exercise.

Make better eating habits. Again…eh. Truthfully my nutrition is still all over the place, but that’s why I’m working with a nutritionist now! I have a lot of hope for improving my eating habits now that I’ve taken that step.

Make daily entries in my gratitude journal. I wasn’t totally perfect with this (every now and then I’d miss a day and have to go back and make entries for a couple of days at once), but I did complete 365 entries of gratitude in 2021! I love this practice and I plan to continue. At some point I changed the entries from “Things I’m Grateful For” to “Fucking Hoorays” which feels like it suits me more.

Read two books each month. I completed this goal a few weeks ago and I am so proud of myself! I have definitely rediscovered my love for reading and books are a very welcome positive part of my daily life now.

Be kind to myself. Still working on this one. I am my own worst critic and I am still learning how to show myself the grace that I give others.

Overall I’m happy with how I did on my 2021 goals. The ones I achieved inspire me to keep going with them, and the ones that still need work can be a focus in 2022.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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