2021, time for change

Happy 2021 my dear readers!

It is incredible how fast 2020 has passed and despite being a difficult year with lots of problems, we’re here ready for a new year.

What plans do you have for 2021? Usually this is the time when everyone starts to make their long list of resolutions.

Honestly, personally I never make any resolutions for the new year. However, this year I’ve decided to take it slowly with everything including work.

I’ve realised that in my current situation, no matter if I give 110% of me at work, because nothing changes…yes, the things are done but my stress level is high and nothing I get in exchange not even satisfaction.

So yes, I’ll work because I have to, but I’ll live more because I only have one life and I want to enjoy it.

No more schedules for me in 2021.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a very organised person in everything I do, but my whole life I lived based on a quite strict schedule. At first was school, now office work and home work like dinner, dishes, laundry, ironing, cleaning the house, groceries, blogging…every evening there’s something to do…I start at 5:30am and finish around 10pm and I’m sleeping before hitting the pillow…and all these chores I schedule them every single day…

Nope, enough schedules for me.

I’ll go by “now I want to do this”, “today I feel like doing this”….

In 2021 I want to enjoy life, I want to take it slowly and remember my hobbies, I want to invest in me.

2021 is quality time as time is very precious.

Since baking is something that it relaxes me I’ve registered for a baking class and I cannot wait to start ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ

No matter what are your resolutions for 2021, remember to take care of yourself! Remember you are important! Take it slowly and enjoy it!

Have a magical and happy year!

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I love traveling, cooking and enjoying this beautiful world.ย 
Iโ€™m a life lover! Simple as that!

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  1. Thatโ€™s a great way to live! As someone who is retired, itโ€™s a very easy approach to life, plus Iโ€™ve simplified my life on purpose. No meetings, I never HAVE to been anywhere unless itโ€™s a hair appointment! Itโ€™s so nice because I feel more in control, and donโ€™t mind feeling somewhat selfish. I did my thing for my children and everything else that goes along with raising a family, and now Iโ€™m a priority. Great post!

    1. Thatโ€™s wonderful! Thank you! Thatโ€™s the best way to live and enjoy our life! Put us as a priority! Time will never come back, we must be very clear on that, and we must remember that we deserve a life too! Enjoying it and doing what we want when we want is the best thing we can do!
      Have a wonderful and happy New Year ๐ŸŽŠ

  2. I have a similar outlook for the new year. The other day I was hanging wet laundry on the drying line in my basement, and realized that I was racing through the task for no apparent reason. I find myself doing that with other tasks as well. It’s a subconscious ‘hurry up, lots to do’ mentality I suppose. So I have decided that this year I am going to slow down. Even when doing the mundane things in life. Take it slowly. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy life. Happy new year to you!

    1. Very true! I do the same with all the daily tasks…but then I realized that nothing happens if instead of cleaning the house today, Iโ€™ll do it tomorrow or after tomorrow…nothing happens if I donโ€™t do the laundry today but Iโ€™ll do it tomorrow…work for now I cannot change but I can change the โ€œafter workโ€ work ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Taking it easy and enjoying the moment is priceless! Have a wonderful and happy New Year too ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฅณ

  3. I believe that when one feels like doing something, like a work task, they will do it better than if they are trying to fit it into a schedule. We need to rely on our instincts to follow our brain’s left or right strengths. Happy New Year my friend!

    1. Sometimes trying to schedule everything and keep the schedule every day can be very tiring…We need to be organized but we also must allow ourselves the free of movement ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, Iโ€™ll just try to take it easy and allow myself to go day by day with whatever Iโ€™m willing to do and not because โ€œI haveโ€ to โ˜บ๏ธ
      Have a wonderful and happy New Year dear Dorothy!

  4. Very Happy New Year to you Ribana!๐Ÿ˜
    Meow,meow!=Me say so too!๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ป
    Sounds great Ribana, it’s easy to get so scheduled that we just stress ourselves way too much and it’s just not worth it. We do need to enjoy ourselves too. Taking things more slowly is the best way to go and I think works out more profitably in the end. Have a great day Ribana!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ

    1. Thank you both of you! Wish you a wonderful and happy New Year too! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿฅณ
      Thatโ€™s very true Steve! Being tight into an everyday schedule can be very tiring. Iโ€™ll try to take it easy allowing myself to enjoy it more and do the things I like โ˜บ๏ธ
      Wish you both a wonderful evening! Sorry for my absence these days…Iโ€™ll come back โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ป

      1. Thank you Ribana! Doing things we like is so very important. I always say people should have a hobby of some kind that they really like doing, it’s a great stress reliever!๐Ÿ˜ƒ
        It’s a nice evening here. That’s okay, it’s a busy time of year!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ป

      2. Oh yes! A hobby that we like to do is really a stress reliever! For example for me baking, reading and nature are all stress relievers โ˜บ๏ธ I just need to dedicate more time to them โ˜บ๏ธ
        Enjoy the evening โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ป

      3. Those are great hobbies! All three are my hobbies too, though I don’t bake much now. I have added photography and hopefully this summer I can get out more to different places to get pics. I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend and ready to begin a new week full of great new things!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒž

      4. Thank you Steve! Are indeed great hobbies, I just need to find more time for them โ˜บ๏ธ Photography is wonderful too! Iโ€™m struggling with it but sometimes I manage to take nice shots. Your photos are beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ป
        Back to work and ready for a new week! Iโ€™m positive and I hope positive things will happen โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Have a wonderful week you two too! ๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜บ๏ธ

      5. Great start to the new week! Always be positive. Even if something negative shows up, just look around, a positive is close by, that’s how things work! Like a battery. And the positive is always the greater of the two!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ
        Thanks Ribana, have a fantastic day!๐Ÿ˜
        Meow,meow=And meowvelous day!๐Ÿ˜ป

  5. Seems we both are busy, even though we are organised, Sometime the time is not enough, but Still enjoy the process of being occupied. Hats off to you for all have you done in this busy schedule. You are an inspiration โœจ Happy New Year, Wish you more Happiness, good time, more organized Self care ….โœจ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’

    1. Thank you Simon for your kind words! Very appreciated! Yes, youโ€™re perfectly right! Even if weโ€™re busy we should still enjoy the process! Iโ€™ll try to include more hobbies in the process so that can be more pleasant โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Happy New Year to you too! Wish you and Nisha a lovely year, full of accomplishments, happiness, health and of course love ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฅฐ

      1. I will be glad to read your hobbies, let’s enjoy the process as well with all our busy schedules, Thanks to you again๐Ÿ˜

  6. Oh my god Ribby, I’m so excited for you and that class, although personally you’re a great cook as it is, but if it makes you happy, I feel happy. I hope you’ll learn a lot more that you already have.

    On a side note, we’re once again on the opposite side of the stick. I’ve never been the schedule type of person. I struggle to stay focus on anything, especially those outside my interest, and time management is shitty so this year I’ve decided to discipline myself and become strict about schedule haha ๐Ÿ˜€

    Good luck to us. And I hope you

    1. Thank you dear Jess! Iโ€™m very excited too ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† This Sunday Iโ€™ll have the first class, I cannot wait โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜† I hope will reach my expectations โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜†
      We have lots of things in common but also lots of differences ๐Ÿ˜† I guess thatโ€™s the secret for a good friendship โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—
      This year Iโ€™ll go your way with no schedules and youโ€™ll go with my way with lots of schedules ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™ˆ Letโ€™s see what weโ€™ll accomplish until the end ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… Important is also to have fun and enjoy it ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ

  7. Dear friend hope your dreams are fulfilled in this 2021. ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™‚๏ธRelax and take care of yourself, stress is not worth it
    for our mind and health. Glad to hear you like to attend the baking classes.
    Wish you a blessed life throughout the year dear friend!! โค๐ŸŒน

    1. Hi Suni, thank you very much for your kind words, very appreciated! Stress is not worth it indeed! Iโ€™m excited for the baking class as I never had one ๐Ÿ˜†
      Wish you a wonderful and happy year too! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

  8. So cool. I too am doing this since last two months. ‘Now I want to do this…’ its great and opening up to self.
    Have an awesome New Year!!!

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