21 New Year Resolutions for 2021

Resolutions for 2021

Yes, fin-spirational podcasts and skinimalism are on the New Year’s Resolution List – and my Resolutions for 2021 look different, too.

Hello everyone! Welcome back from the holidays. Hope you had a wonderful, safe, and relaxing time. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s how to continuously reinvent and restructure your goals. It also taught us the importance of taking care of our mental as well as physical hygiene. In 2021, that’s the lesson I am going to practice for the whole year. Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I couldn’t strike off anything from my last year’s resolution, partly because I was diligently following COVID restrictions and protocols. And, partly because, in 2020, I mastered the Art of Procrastination.



And, as always, I found this incredible quote in my journal that’s perhaps the biggest takeaway from 2020.

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”- Tony Robbins.

Here are my New Year Resolutions for 2021:

1.Drink Enough Water

Need a friend? Water is my new best friend.

2.Take more walks – walk a mile a day

As Hippocrates said, “Walking is man’s best medicine.”

3.Read for 45 mins every day

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving y our feet.”- Jhumpa Lahiri. The perfect way to travel in the pandemic.

4.Explore new hobbies

I will try to be productive in my “Me” time by exploring a new hobby.

5. Become a plant mom

It’s time to adopt and raise a houseplant. There is a blissful feeling when you see your child growing.

6. Invest in the skincare routine

Skinimalism! I am going to invest in a healthy skin care routine and get that glow back. Be Flawsome in every possible way.

7. Explore more eco-friendly options

Switch to an eco-friendly lifestyle and save the planet.

8. Go to bed on time

Because sleep hygiene is imperative for mental and physical health.

9. Declutter mental and physical space

“Get rid of clutter and you may just find it was blocking the door you’ve been looking for.” – Katrina Mayer.

I am looking for that secret door.

10. Support small businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the small businesses hard, it’s time to support and promote them. A little act of kindness goes a long way.

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11. Take Safe trips

Travel is on my mind. But safety comes first.

12. Stay in touch

Stop taking friends and family for granted. One positive thing about 2020 is that it brought families together virtually. Staying in touch with loved ones and continue virtual parties/get together.

13. Learn something new

Nothing excites me more than learning something new. Time to renew my Skillshare subscription!

14. 25 minutes on the clock with no distractions ( Pomodoro technique)

I learned this technique in December 2020, and I am going to exercise it in 2021.

15. Avoid people who complain a lot

Avoiding people is not easy, but sometimes for your mental peace, it is the best thing to do. No hard feeling!

16. Practice mindfulness daily

“The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.” – Matthieu Ricard.

This quote says it all.

17. Try new journal activities

There’s a universe of journal prompts and activities. I am planning to try some new trackers like habit tracker. Continue with a 3-minutes-a-day journal routine.

18. Try meal planning

It’s not easy to come up with meal ideas everyday. This year I am going to try meal planning.

19. Listen to Fin-spiration podcasts

Moving money in the right direction is important. And financial podcasts are not only informational but also interesting. This year I am going to listen and learn from some financial experts.

20. Learn Basic French

Learning a new language is a challenge that I have subscribed for this year. French – the language of love!

21. Ditch one bad habit

Oh! I hate to procrastinate and this is one bad habit that I need to ditch this year.

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Now, it’s time for you to tell me your resolutions for 2021.

Happy New Year!

Lots of Love,



33 thoughts on “21 New Year Resolutions for 2021

  1. Happy New Year to you! I am also learning French too. I really like the app Memrise and I also love to watch TedTalks translated into French. Would recommend to you in your journey of language learning.

  2. Happy new year! I like the quote you mentioned. I think at some point, I needed to read it in 2020. We definitely going to practice some things in 2021 that will make us better because of 2020.

  3. Great list of New Year’s goals! Now, I’ve got an idea of what to add on my own personal goals. Thank you very much for sharing! & Good luck to the year ahead.

  4. These are definitely great resolutions and goals for the new year. There are some on this list that are on mine as well. I hope you are able to achieve all of them this year!

  5. I love all of these, but the journal activities really stood out for me. I have come to love making videos on youtube about my journal layouts. It’s an hour or 2 of just me turning on the camera and forgetting it’s on. I get lost in the process and come out so relaxed and excited for what I just made.

  6. This is such a good list! So much things on this I need to put into my new years resolution, I started calling it ” New years practice ” Because it’s something I want to put into my daily routine. Like drinking more water .

  7. I truly hope forget things this New Year! Love the post and good luck to you on your New Years Resolutions and goals 🙂

  8. Guess I need to copy some of what you have on your list..mine would be eating healthier to have d best immune system to fight sickness by the way and happy new year!

  9. Firstly, wish you a prosperous Happy New Year. These resolutions are really good, and I will add some of these to my list too.

  10. Ups – already your first resolution is for me since I’m drinking faaaar too little – and it’s so important doing so. Anyway, I loved reading your list since this year, I haven’t put one together so that I love getting inspiration from others 😉
    No matter what – I wish you a wonderful, successful year!

  11. Hey, Mayuri! Thanks for this! Quite similar to my own personal resolutions. Loved the idea of doing 21 instead of 12, since it´s for 2021. Also loved the quote on no. three, so true! Books have been my scape during this non-traveling times!

  12. I absolutely love the pomodoro technique! I just have a hard time being consistent doing it! I think I need to add being consistent in my new year resolutions and this list is definitely on point!

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