It’s beginning to get closer and closer to 2021, and we will be the first to admit 2020 has definitely been a mentally draining and exhausting year. Doing a few things to help mentally prepare yourself for this new year will help you get off to a good start and clean slate!
Below we’re giving you a few tips to incorporate into mentally preparing for the 2021 and kicking a** while doing it!
How to Mentally Prepare for the New Year
Allow Your Mind to Accept Change
A new year is on the horizon—allowing your mind to accept the things that are new and changing will help you embrace 2021 with great ease. Going into the new year without allowing your mind to accept any changes that may have occurred in the current year will not make your transition smooth or even exciting. Learning to “accept the things you cannot change” and having the courage to embrace those changes will make all the difference in this new year to come.
Be Open to Experiencing New and Unconventional Things
New and unconventional things can be exciting for anyone to experience. Whether that’s stepping outside of your comfort zone and visiting a country you would’ve never imagined visiting (of course once COVID is under control), or crossing a goal off of your bucket list such as skydiving—whatever it may be, bring those new and exciting experiences into this new year with a clear and focused mind.
Be at Peace with What Was and What Is
Go with the flow of learning how to embrace what was and what is. In 2021 we’re having nothing but a clear vision of the present. You have to allow your mind to be at peace with what occurred in the past and what can no longer be changed because it is now in the past, simply move forward—no strings attached.“What was is no longer what is.”
Create a List of Your Accomplishments
Before moving forward into this new year, make sure you learn to appreciate all that you’ve accomplished this current year. Create a list of all of your accomplishments that took place, and give yourself a pat on the back because you did that! No matter how big or small that accomplishment may be, it deserves to be celebrated.
Create a List of Life Lessons You’ve Learned Thus Far
One of the best ways to prepare for this new year is to create a list of lessons that you’ve learned thus far. Think back on the past year and reflect on all the valuable insight and information you’ve learned that has helped you push forward to reach the current point that you are at.
Take a look at your calendar or social media to help you refresh your memory. Keep in mind that you can make anything you want of this new year that is quickly approach—just make sure it serves you, and you embrace it to its fullest potential!
Don’t let the trials and tribulations of 2020 define your 2021. It may have been tough, it may have been a year you didn’t think you’d be able to overcome, but you’re doing it and you’re doing it well! Believe in all that you are and know that 2021 is destined for greatness!