Our approach to resolutions for 2021
We’re separating out the short and long-term
Only ever focusing on either the short-term or long-term can mean we lose sight of what’s important and the learnings we gather as we progress through the year. Understanding the short and long-term separately and occupying them as states of being, as opposed to ways to measure what we do, can have profoundly uplifting effects on our psyche. It’s important to treat these time periods as modes of existence which have different characteristics, priorities and behaviours. We may also achieve more than we think – but that’s a bonus, not our primary purpose.
We’re reclaiming our time and space
Time and space are dimensions which can be controlled and owned against a context of uncertainty or constant change. It’s our time, our space and how we spend it or use it are entirely up to us – whether that’s in short, sharp bursts or over more prolonged stretches. It is possible to put in boundaries and decide how we manipulate our time and space to suit us, slow down and focus on what’s right in the here and now. We don’t need to set aside the time and space for anything particular – but wait to see how our use of time and space unfold.
We’re not setting goals
It might sound counter intuitive to continue to be passive and just ‘let things happen’. But the things we cannot change, but can change us, will happen anyway. So finding the positives in change are key. Setting goals that are going to be derailed by uncertainty can be debilitating, so taking each day as it comes and finding small victories will help us making big gains and advance through 2021 in the right frame of mind. What we accomplish will surprise us and feel just as sweet as any goal that we decided on at the beginning of the year.
Whatever your resolutions for 2021, we should be proud of our 2020 performance. Here’s to better times.