2020 is over and most of us are starting the new year full of motivation, hoping for a “better” 2021. Last year was extremely eventful in many ways and, at least for me, very stressful. Because of that, I took some time for self-reflection during the christmas-season in order rediscover my focus in many areas of my life. The results weren’t “New Year’s resolutions” in the traditional sense, but something like guidelines for the new year. I would like to share these with you and hopefully inspire you in some way for the upcoming year.
In case you are interested in a summary of my 2020 as well as some of my key experiences and insights, check out the following blogpost: Review 2020.
Busy? Then I’ve summarized the most important information of this blogpost for you.
As already mentioned in my review of 2020, the last year was quite a mess for me in terms of sports. Unfortunately, I was unable to pursue my goals due to closed gyms and canceled events. I still continued to train consistently, but without a specific goal I sometimes tipped too much into some areas (running, maximum strength training).
I will change that this year and for this reason I have focused again on my core values as an athlete. My goal is to train in the most versatile way possible in order to be ready for any athletic challenge at any time. For me, the most important aspect of working out is my performance in various areas, the rest is secondary. And that’s exactly how I will organize my training this year, balanced and varied without tipping too much into a specific area!
I’m sure you have noticed that I’ve been significantly less active than usual on Instagram and published less blog posts than usual last year. Since the majority of my pictures are taken outdoors and while traveling, I was somewhat limited in this regard due to the COVID situation. As a result, that affected my motivation, which is why I rarely posted new pictures.
It was similar with my blog. Around mai last year I finished my bachelor thesis and thus completed the last step in my studies. In previous years, I’ve always had a specific goal, I was always busy, and that’s why I always did something. That might sound strange to you, but when I was suddenly confronted with MUCH more free time than before, I didn’t even know what to do with all the time. As a result, I was motivated for everything, but also for nothing at the same time.
In both areas, however, I am very motivated to get started again and you can definitely expect more content from me this year!
Private projects 2021
Perhaps you are familiar with having too many personal interests and pursuing a lot of different projects while not really moving forward with any of them. That’s how it was for me last year! Because of that I have decided, as difficult as it may be, to focus only on a few projects in 2021 in order to really move forward!
A friend of mine described it as “sacrificing” some goals in order to give others a greater chance of survival and I think that description is pretty accurate.
How about you What are your goals for 2021?