3 Ways to Make 2021 Your Year of Ambition – What do you want from 2021?
Are you holding on to high hopes, or are you taking your foot off the pedal and hoping for the best as we lean into Lockdown #3?
Many of us have already resigned our New Year’s resolution to the back burner in favour of Netflix marathons and Cadbury comforts, while others are choosing pyjamas over productivity, and frankly, who can blame them?
But tempting though it is to give up, 2021 will carry on whether we like it or not. If you’re hoping to make the best of this year despite the circumstances, these are just three ways to make 2021 work for you.
1. Push your career goals
It’s a challenging period for job hunters right now, and whether you’re out of work or simply looking to escape your current job, it’s easy to feel uninspired.
But don’t let the unfortunate climate put you off your dreams – or your development.
Studying can be the key that unlocks a new stage of your career, and although most of us don’t have the time to put our lives on pause and go back to school, remote institutions like ARU Distance Learning are a great alternative that enables students of all ages to learn new skills while juggling the commitments of everyday life such as work and family.
Breaking out of your comfort zone to learn new things, whether it’s practical skills or a brand-new qualification, will help you stand out from the crowd and give you the confidence to reach for your goals.
2. Meet new people
Dating has been on hold since the start of the pandemic for the singletons amongst us.
But whether you’re looking to meet the partner of your dreams or simply find some new friends to fill out your Zoom pub quiz team, there are more ways to connect and meet people online than ever before.
Dating app Bumble has a partner service entitled Bumble BFF, which allows users who aren’t interested in dating to meet new people and make friends, making it the perfect tool to stave off lockdown loneliness!
With all the extra time on our hands, 2020 was touted as the year of trying something new, but if you missed out the first time round, why not give it another go?
Your new hobby doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated, like picking up a new language or a musical instrument. It could be as simple as trying your hand at a new recipe, learning to sew, or finally using the adult colouring book you bought once and have never used.
Bonus tip: good to aim high but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. In an era where the world as we know it is chaos, surviving is its own form of thriving. Put your health and wellbeing first and place productivity on the backburner if needs be.
We hope these three tips help you smash your goals in 2021 no matter what happens.