How to ACTUALLY achieve your goals in 2021

Publish Date
Sunday, 27 December 2020, 6:00AM

You know the drill, every year you make a vague resolution to 'eat healthier' or 'get into shape,' and then a week later, you're eating a tub of ice cream on the couch binge watching Friends for the 6th time in a row. 

And after the year that was 2020, it's totally understandable that setting goals seems kinda pointless.

While there's nothing wrong with having an overarching goal for the year, none of us are perfect, which is why many young adults are opting for a different goal setting scheme in 2021. 

Instead of having one or two resolutions, the idea is to have 21 items for 2021 you want to achieve for the year - AKA: 21 for 2021 or 2021 bucket list.

So if your New Years Resolution is "To Eat Healthier" some of the items on your list could be "Try 12 New Healthy Recipes" or "Start A Vege Garden." 

The smaller the goal, the easier it will be to achieve- and it's way more satisfying to tick off lots of mini goals, right?!

The idea is to make the items as specific as possible so you know when you've achieved them.

Think of it as a to-do list with a mix of aspirational goals as well as things you just want to get over and done with by the end of the year. 

To give you an idea of things you could put on your list, here are some examples:

The idea was made popular by Author Gretchen Rubin on her Happier podcast series.