Navigating the New Year

The year of 2020 has come and gone (thank goodness) and now we are all curious as to what the new year will bring. Are you still stumped trying to come up with a positive resolution after such a difficult year? You have come to the right place. 

We get it, typical resolutions like weight loss, more sleep, no chocolate, etc. are a great option. But, how about a resolution that will get your blood pumping and heart full of excitement? Here it is:

2021 Resolution: Get out of your comfort zone once a month and document it via photos, blogging, etc. 

Spice it up this year and do something for yourself! Getting out of your comfort zone could be as small as going to a movie on your own or trying a new recipe. A few other ideas are planning an impromptu trip, applying to a new job, taking a dance class, moving to a new city, going to a concert, or calling a friend you haven't talked to in years. 

I thought of this resolution years ago, and after a year of success, I try to incorporate it into every year.  

Here's what happened to me:

  1. I realized how brave I was. From trying sashimi to planning a solo trip around Iceland - I pushed the boundaries. Going out of your comfort zone is so hard to do, but I promise you, it will change your life. Be brave and say yes. 
  2. I found new hobbies. I remember sitting outside of an aerial yoga class, my heart racing, thinking "what in the world am I doing here." One hour later, I was so happy, calm and fell in love with it. I added an aerial yoga hammock to my Amazon cart that night.
  3. I competed with myself. Honest, I have never been a competitive person. But once I started writing down and photographing my experiences, I found myself multiplying my original 'once per month' activity. Each month, I did more and more and at the end of the year, I had over 40 experiences!

Give it a try! Even if you already have a resolution, it is a fun practice for expanding your horizons and learning about yourself!

Cheers to the new year!

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