If you are like me, 2021 cannot get here fast enough. A change of the calendar for me means a reset. From my perspective, 2021 will be a big reset for us; we’ll inaugurate a new President and have a vaccine to hopefully eliminate the pandemic, helping us to get life closer to normal.
The turn of the calendar is 2 weeks away. Hooray!! What am I happy about? After all, we are still in 2020, aren’t we? I am happy that I get to hit the reset button. I know I can hit that button at any time, but I usually do it around this time, there are no rules as to when we should do this.
For me, the reset is about making a change or getting a different perspective on things. It can also be about a new setting, challenge, or goal; personal, or professional. In the past I have challenged myself to travel once a month, play golf at least once a week (even if it’s only 9 holes) or read a certain number of books for the year. This year’s plan is still in the works, but I have 13 days to go, I am good at procrastination. ?
For many, 2020 has been a non-stop race to an evolving finish line. With the monotony of being at home, limitations on social events, and uncertainty of when it will end, it’s been hard for me to take that time to reset; I’ve struggled with it this year. Despite the current constraints we’re facing, it is important to take the time to do something you enjoy or accomplish a goal that will make you better. Even if that thing is nothing, you do you!
As you can see from my list, my annual resets tend to be ongoing activities that usually bring me joy; that way I have something to look forward to and be distracted by. I might not have been able to participate in some of my regular activities, but I have challenged myself to do something different this year. These ongoing goals are a different kind of reset in that it’s not a one-time achievement, but the end result for me is the same; it’s a calmer and clearer mind, a happier soul and I usually come back a little smarter and tend to appreciate things more.
This holiday, give yourself the gift of a reset. What is an activity you enjoy that you can look forward to or a personal goal you want to accomplish next year, or even this year? Like I said, there’s still 13 days left in 2020!
“Reset. Readjust. Restart. Refocus. As many times as you need to. Just don’t quit.”– Unknown
Enjoy your weekend,