My 2021 New Year’s Resolutions

Yes, I know, it’s already several days into the year, but I think it’s never too late to come up with your own New Year’s resolution, even if you’re several months late!

Here’s the story. After 2020 ended, I read my journal from start to finish, taking note of all the things I aspired to do at the start of the year, and what I actually accomplished, twelve months into the future. Surprisingly, I managed to cross off quite a lot of them.

Obviously, not all of them. Due to the pandemic, I pretty much had to give up on my resolution to “travel more often” and “go to the gym every week”. But since there was nothing I could do to change the situation, I decided that it didn’t really matter if I couldn’t accomplish several things due to covid.

In retrospect, though, 2020 was a very hard year. Adapting to working from home is one thing, but having to do the chores and keeping my sanity in check were not exactly easy. Which is why I’m planning to keep my 2021 resolution simple.

The theme of 2021 for me, would be “peace”.

Photo by Andreas Dress on Unsplash

This doesn’t mean quitting my job to escape the endless zoom calls and tasks, however tempting (and foolish) that sounds. On the contrary, this actually means finding peace despite the endless zoom calls and tasks and all the other things going wrong in life.

Sounds like a lofty goal, and much easier said than done, I know. But hey, this is my resolution. And I know deep down that this is what I need in my life right now: striving for moments of peace in-between all the madness.

That being said, this doesn’t mean I’ll be neglecting my other goals. I can still be ambitious and working on my dreams and career without sacrificing inner peace, right? Well, I don’t know–it’s still only January, after all. But that’s exactly what I’ll be attempting this year.

Anyway, here would be a short list of my resolution. I’m making a conscious effort to keep the list short so I won’t get distracted by too many things on my plate. So I hope this will work out well. (We’ll see later. We’ll see….)


  1. Publish #projectPrompt
  2. Write a new book in bahasa Indonesia
  3. Do the writing prompt challenge for another year on my Instagram
  4. Discover my own tea blend
  5. Live a more meaningful and mindful life

As you can see, I’m not even giving an explanation for each of the item, although I’d like to argue that most of them are quite self-explanatory. I’d like to keep this list minimal for now, and maybe I’ll explain more about them in future blog posts.

How are you guys feeling about 2021? Do you guys have resolution of your own? Here’s hoping 2021 will be a better and kinder year to all of us.

Cheers, and happy new year!


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