Hello Hello! Happy First Monday of 2021! I hope you had a wonderful love filled holiday! I can’t believe its over but I have to say I’m excited for what the New Year has to bring!
Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? To tell ya the truth, I’m not really a fan of them because it sets me up for failure.
I’m also not into the whole “New Year New Me” mentality either because I don’t want a new me, I want me to grow in all aspects of life.
2020 was definitely the year of personal growth for me. I like the person I grew to be + I want to continue to be that person and grow even more in 2021.
With today being the first Monday of a new week, month + year I thought it was fitting to talk about my goals for the year. I don’t have that many because like I said I like who I am, I just want to be a “better” version of me kinda. When I set my goals I try to make them more lifestyle changes, things that I can see my self acting doing + wanting to do.
I did come up with a word for the year + I’ll share that next week as I iron out how I want to implement it into my life. I like choosing a word more than resolutions because I feel I’ll be more successful with it than a set list of changes ya know? So here we go!
✨ My 2021 Goals ✨
✨ Personal ✨
#1. Move more [I say this instead of exercise more] I want to move my body more in different ways other than walking + running.
#2. Be kind + give grace to myself- I need to let go of my perfectionist tendencies + thoughts. I need to let myself be okay with things not looking like I hoped they would in mind.
#3. Spend more wisely- I am talented when it comes to spending money ha! I’ve definitely gotten better, but I’d like to keep it up. I’m pretty sure my credit card would appreciate the break in working all the time ha! This also includes my time. I want to spend my time more wisely in the fact of doing things that truly bring me joy + happiness. I want to get off IG and stop watching other people living their life + start to really live mine ya know?
#4. Strength my relationship with God. I want to work on deepening + solidifying my relationship with the Lord, trusting his timing + reasons for doing the things he does. I’m not very good at waiting ha! And that is what I seem to be doing a lot of. [Guess he’s trying to tell me something huh? lol] I want to read the Bible more, dig into His Word so I can better apply it to me life.
#1. Work smarter not harder. This blog is my business as silly as that sounds. I want to build it up so I can help people because that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. But I need to figure out a better work schedule/ balance so I’m not always either working on blog posts or IG posts, helping my grandma with pretty much everything, doing house work, running errands, etc. I know thats life + I love that I get to do this was my leisure but I would like to have a better set up/schedule so I can have some down time as well.
#2. A better schedule for posts. I think that going forward Monday’s posts will be published later in the day because I will be working on it that day ha! Then Tuesday-Friday they will be published every day at 6:00 AM EST. This way I can take some of the weekend, if not all of it to relax + rest so I can come back refreshed + ready to work hard. I feel like I’m getting burnt out more because I’m not allowing myself to rest. So I want to start resting on the weekends, which is why today’s post is later than normal.
#3. Find my voice + use it to help people – I love sharing the best products that can help you feel your best + live your best. But I also want to build SSB [Sparkle and Shine Bright] to be a safe place where anyone can come to get some positivity, inspiration, + the feeling of safety. I want this to be a safe palace where anyone can come and my hope is that they leave feeling better about themselves or the situation they find themselves in, and feel inspired to live their best life.
#4. Be more active on Instagram- I feel like I need to show my face + daily life more on IG stories so you can really get to know me and hopefully relate to me. This way I can gain your trust when I recommend products + things like that.
Those are my main goals for the year. As the year goes on I may add or take away some. Thats the beauty of life you can always change it up whenever you want. I want to keep this short so its not a short novel although I think it’s already one ha! Next week when I share my word for the year I’ll talk more about my goals + how I plan to impliement everything into my everyday life. Here’s to 2021 being the year of abundance + answered prayers!!
What are your goals for the New Year? Leave them in the comments below I’d love to read them! You can also subscribe to the blog with your email so you never miss a post! And follow along on Instagram + Pinterest @jennniferlynn11. I’m going to try to be more active on them so you can see more of my everyday life!
Thank you so much for being here! It means so much to me!
Always Sparkle and Shine Bright..