Have you ever met all your new year’s resolutions? We always think big and then get overwhelmed. Use this simple motivation tool to survive 2021!
I think it is safe to say that 2020 was really hard at almost every level. Besides the COVID19, which had a massive impact on our lives, many other things happened.
But we’ve made it till this point, it’s almost 2021. End of the year usually is the time when we usually reflect and check if we meet our last year’s resolutions. And of course, to set the new ones for the year to come!
Planning is always exciting, isn’t it? After all, it’s about determining what you want to achieve, learn or develop over the next couple of months.
I don’t want to explain the process of finding the achievable New Year’s resolutions in this article. We talked about planning your work, setting SMART goals, and using time management tools some time ago already.
But don’t worry – we’ll specifically talk about setting achievable resolutions and making sure you hold yourself accountable to achieve them soon!
In this article, I want to share with you my favourite way to stay motivated and focused . Just something I want you to know.
Meet My One Word as motivation tool
Have you ever heard about the My One Word tool?
It’s a simple idea assuming that instead of (or in addition to) your resolutions, you choose a single word that will drive your focus as you go through the year.
It is like a signpost or compass which helps you stay razor-focused on your goals. It’s a great tool when it comes to making decisions.
I urge you to keep your word in a place that you can see every day. When you’ve got to make any decision, look at this word and think which option will get you closer towards achieving your goals.
How I use My One Word to stay motivated and focused?
As we know, 2020 was difficult for all of us. Before we even knew what 2020 has got planned for us, I selected the phrase “keep going” as the My One Word for the year.
Considering everything that we’ve been through and what’s going on, I think it was a good.
So how did I use it? I did print it out and put it in the frame. I placed this frame on the shelf so that I could see it from my home office – my kitchen table, armchair or sofa…you know how it’s been this year.
When I was feeling down or couldn’t find the motivation to complete my tasks, just a single look on my word of the year made me feel better. It also helped me to grow our Facebook group – just keep going!
Currently I’m looking for a word to survive 2021. Sometimes it’s easy to find it and it’s almost obvious what that word would be. Sometimes you need to put a bit of thought in this process.
For Motivated Academic, the world of the year 2021 will be: GROW
What does this mean?
Our primary goal for 2021 is to grow our visibility and ways in which we can support you. We do this for your benefit – we want to support your professional growth and enable you to become a successful academic! Feel free to contact us and tell us how we can best support you in 2021!
A final word…
My One Word is a great motivation tool that can help you survive 2021 and achieve your new year’s resolutions.
So tell us, what would be the word of the year for you? How would you use it? Share it on Instagram and tag us @MotivatedAcademic!