REFLECTING ON 2020

Good morning!

First off, Happy New Year!

We’re no longer in the year of 2020, which is the reason why I’m writing this post. 2020 has been a rollercoaster year for me. I’ve had some lows and some highs, not to mention experiencing working from home for the first time in history.

Here are the lessons I learned during the year of 2020:

PEN TO PAPER
Like every year, I had goals of kicking old habits and developing new ones. That has been a constant back and forth for the year. But, I understand that the reason I wasn’t meeting my goals was because I wasn’t writing them down. 2020 was the year that I tapped back into the power of writing. I had started journaling in June, and for most of the summer, I found myself doing it every day. Once things got hectic for me in November, journaling fell off the wayside. Then, I was listening to a sermon from Faith Church, where Pastor Nicole Crank talked about setting goals and achieving goals. The biggest takeaway for me was if you don’t write your goals down, and are able to see them daily, you’re not going to be able to achieve your goals. So, I’ve been working on writing more, journaling more, getting into the habit of writing things down, whether it’s my thoughts or lists, putting pen to paper works, and I’m going to keep it up.

SELF DISCOVERY
During my time of working from home, I’ve had time to learn new things about myself. There are some things that I need to take time to work on and continue to improve in. I’ve working on a bucket list of things that I wanted to do this year to help me overcome some hurdles. But, I’m loving this feeling of learning something new about myself every day. So, 2021, I’m still on the path of self-discovery, becoming the woman that I was meant to be. From practicing self-love and self-care, to learning to change my mindset from worrying and thinking negative and changing those thoughts to positive thinking. I’m learning to speak positivity over my life.

TIME MANAGEMENT
So November was a rocky month for me, mostly because of the class I was taking at the time. I was trying to keep up with the class, as well as blogging, and work. Unfortunately, I couldn’t juggle all three, and still make time for my other passion projects as well. Also, I wasn’t making God a top priority in my life again, and was trying to find happiness and peace in other things. I would write in my planner at the time, only to not utilize it like I should, and instead of working on the things that I needed to work on, I found myself ending my day either going straight to bed, or staying up watching Netflix or DisneyPlus. Not that it’s a bad thing, but I was consuming more screen time than anything since working from home. So, starting now, I’m practicing using my time more wisely, so I can focus on being more focused and productive on one task at a time. I still need to remember to make time for myself too.

REST
My health is still a top priority right now, and the one thing that is still off is that I’m not getting enough rest. During my birthday vacation, on average, I got nine hours of sleep! That’s because I turned off my alarm clock and woke up around 8:30 or nine o’clock most mornings. I knew after the year I had, I needed this vacation, I needed this time to rest my mind, body, and soul. Now, I’m back on running on auto-pilot and getting only 7 hours. So, working on an effective night-time routine.

Overall, 2020 has taught me a lot of things, some of those things I’ll talk about with you all over time this year. Now, I’m focusing on pursuing God, taking better care of myself, and learning to enjoy being in the moment. So, I’ll check in with you all tomorrow, just wanted to come on and say hey, I’m okay, and I’ve got great plans for 2021.

Until next time…

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