1. Continue prioritizing self-care

Last year’s forced pause allowed me to take a step back from the daily grind and face the fact that I had stopped taking care of myself the way my mind and body require. Thankfully, I found a way to dig myself out of the rut I’d been in and start prioritizing self-care, which has greatly improved my mind, body and so much more!

2. Avoid Burnout

I’ve always been an all or nothing type. This personality trait is great for accomplishing goals, but terrible for creating balance, because when I put my mind to something I go all in, which often causes some pretty real burnout. This year, I plan to make an effort to disconnect on a regular basis, before the burnout even starts to set in.

3. Do (and share) what brings me joy

Over the nearly 10 years since I started GWC, I’ve pressured myself to share what I thought my community wanted vs. the things I simply find joy in from day-to-day. The stress of juggling work alongside both my kids being at home last year helped me come to the realization that in order to genuinely enjoy my life as a creator, I need to create and share what brings me joy, so I intend to keep doing just that into 2021!

4. Learn to let go

Like many of you, I’ve been through a lot in my life – some of which I’ve shared here and some I’m still not ready to open up about just yet. The point is, I hold onto things, but I want to be better at leaving certain events in the past so I can move forward. I’m a firm believer that things shape who we are, but they don’t define us, so I hope to be able to live that truth this year by learning to let go, leaving the past in the past.

5. Be present

Admittedly, I’m the worst at being present. I could be playing a game with my kids while thinking about tomorrow’s to do list, all while planning what I’ll be cooking for dinner! This is my worst habit, and one that makes a lot of people in my life really upset when I’m not fully present. This year I plan to work on this very intentionally, and do my best to live in the moment by being fully present.