2020 Was Hard, One Word:Future, Refill the Cup

 

2020 was hard.

There is no way around that. As much as we’ve needed to live in the moment because we didn’t know what the next minute held, it’s good to take some time to wrap up the last year. What went well? What didn’t go well? What needs to change? What needs to stay the same? What needs to be thrown overboard with a ton boulder tied to it? What are we grateful for? What are you leaving in 2020 and what are you claiming in 2021?



After looking back, I then decided to think about the new year. I’ve done a One Word theme for around the past 8 years. Some words I’ve used before: pursue, still, curious, joy, present, sail, Most of the time I chose them at the beginning of the school year, but hey, 2020 was crazy. Why not do one at the turn of a new year.

My word for this year is future.

Future

The rationale:

I wrote down some things that I want future-me to be like in a year from now. I’m not off to a great start, but at least I have plan :) I’m trying to build habits. I also said I was going to journal daily and that hasn’t happened, yet. :(

Half full or half empty?

Either way, it doesn’t matter.

It’s refillable. - Neil Pasricha

You can change the amount. You can take a drink. You can add more. You have agency/autonomy to choose. Take hold of what you want to do. Take a risk. Buck the system a little. You get to decide how your day will go. It’s on you.

So let’s fill up our cups and fill up others’ cups because:

This has been the hardest thing for me during C.E.(COVID Era). I’m an introverted extrovert. Even though I’m fairly quiet and need alone time to recharge, I love being around people, even if I’m just watching. So I'm hoping to connect more this year, too.

2021 Planning - Some things I’ve found about building habits -
Why Small Habits Make a Big Difference
Moving Beyond the Status Quo
Systems vs Goals, endings, and the importance of leverage
Reflecting the Past Year - 3 Things to let go, 3 to keep and 3 wishes for the future.
21 Tips for a Positive New Year

May your day be great.

Stay Curious.

Give more than you take.

Refill the cup.

Matt

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