No one needs to say that 2020 has been overwhelming to say the least, because we all are well aware of that with Covid-19 and the social unrest occurring all at once. After struggling through April through June, at the beginning of July I decided that I was starting my year over. It would be a fresh start to redeem and reinvigorate my goals and intentions for the year. I decided to refocus myself with the new information I had from the first six months of the year and move forward with my goals and plans with the consideration that things could change in the blink of an eye. Three things can help you to be more intentional about the remainder of 2020 no matter what is going on.
No matter what year it is and what is going on in the world one thing doesn’t change, we must set our intentions to invest time in ourselves. 2020 has allowed many people to start a side hustle, begin a new hobby, or spend more time finding things to enjoy at home. However, we have to be intentional to continue that as things are reopening and some aspects of life are transitioning into the “new normal”. A few ways to ensure that you are creating the time to invest into yourself are:
· Setting limits on the time you spend on social media
· Find at least one specific thing you care about to invest your time in
· Be intentional with your time, use planners, e-calendars, and alarms to keep you accountable for the time you are spending doing any given thing throughout the day.
Invest in Building a Strong Mindset.
Your mindset will determine your direction and if your goals will succeed. If you want to shift your mindset to being one that is intentional, your goals for the year will occur at a rate you won’t even believe over time. You can invest in your mindset by:
· Hiring a life coach to help you recognize self-defeating ways, based on fear, or to help you create a strategic plan for your goals and dreams in life.
· Working with a therapist to address any traumas or deep-rooted issues that may be interfering with your success and well-being in adulthood.
· Reading books that expand your mind beyond your perspective and looking at the possibilities of life.
Invest in Learning Something New.
One of my strongest core beliefs is that the more you know, the more you will grow. Invest in yourself by choosing to learn more than you knew yesterday. Spending some intentional time focused on learning can be a gamechanger for your life. Take some time the remainder of this year to invest in learning something new by:
· Attending virtual conferences, workshops, and courses that align with your goals
· Reading books that challenge you to think
· Watching documentaries and videos on topics of interest
In a year like this it is important to develop a strong foundation for your goals and plans. Take this time to be intentional and develop your foundation by investing time into yourself, strengthening your mindset.
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