20 December, 2020

Word of the year 2021 #MondayMusings

I usually, don't make any resolutions for the new year as I believe anything good can be started any day of the year. But, I started this tradition of choosing a Word of the Year from other blogger friends. I choose a word, keep that in mind for the whole year as guidance.

My Word for this year 2020 is Self Care. Read this post to know why I set it. 

How did I follow this in 2020?

If I should rate myself, I followed it 7/10, and then I was carried away with work pressure and technical learning for the remaining 30% and completely ignored the Self-care part. Not bad though, I never expected myself to follow my word of the year 100% though it's an ideal case. 

Self-care to me means spending some time on myself which makes me feel happy. I love to travel, sleep, read books, learn new things, dance, blog, and so on.

Covid didn't allow us to travel as much as we wanted to, but I am grateful to have explored many local places instead. I kept blogging and book reading aside mostly to not stress myself more. I might not have spent more than a few hrs on painting. Most of my 2020 went to work, family, dance school, and nothing else. 

Increased my sleep time more than the earlier years and took care of my health. I could improve a bit on yoga which helped with my health too. But, I was not successful in removing my stress completely in daily life. This in turn impacts Self-care. 

So, as a continuation of this year's goals, I choose my word of the year for 2021 as Relax

The work, family, cooking, and all are a routine, but I am planning to take things easy, slow down, and not be more ambitious / be a perfectionist in whatever I do. 

I don't want to go by the plan as I usually do and go with the flow and situations. I want to make decisions on the fly, respond as per the situations. This is so unlike me as I always plan too much. I am thinking to enjoy my present instead of planning more for the future.

What are your plans for the new year? Any resolutions/goals / any word that you want to focus on? Do let me know in the comments. 

Until next time,

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Linking this to #MondayMusings hosted by Corinne @ everydaygyaan


  1. "Relax" is a wonderful word for the year. I love your quote in the graphic. Relaxing can make us more productive. And happy! My word for 2021 is "empty".

  2. I love "Relax" and also the other two words - Refresh and Revive - something we all need to do more of as our world goes crazy. I'm doing my #WOTY on Jan 4th and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with - it's always so creative and the reasons behind them are always interesting too.

  3. The perfect word to follow 'self-care'. Wishing you a wonderfully relaxing and wonderful 2021, Mahathi. Hugs.

  4. I love your motto and hope you achieve your goal of relax, refresh and revive.
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  5. Self care is very important. Hope you are able to do that more in 2021

  6. Here's wishing you a very relaxing 2021.

  7. After so much happening in 2020 and we all fighting back strongly,the word Relax seems to be perfect for the year 2021. We have been running after things so much that now we should pause for a while and enjoy the present.

  8. That's a good word for the next year, specially after this year. My word or rather phrase of the year is "My Way" but it is similar to what you want for the next year; not being bogged down by to do lists and the clock.

  9. All of us could actually use this word for next year. And looks like this pandemic will make it possible for many to relax!


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