Me| December Goals – Bye Bye 2020

I maybe a little more hopeful than intended while writing this blog. The UK government has approved the Pfizer vaccine and is set to start vaccinating folks from next week. While my country still has a while to go before we get the vaccine – it still fills me with so much hope that in 6-8 months we can go back to life as we knew it! 2020 was supposed to be the best year of my life as per my plans but unfortunately it was a year that pushed me out of my comfort zone and into the unknown. I wish I could say I learnt a new skill or did something exceptional this year but the only thing I did do was – SURVIVE! Survived through the anxiety, through sleepless nights, through months spent without meeting loved ones, through the initial lockdown days which we survived minus food supplies (we didn’t hoard and found it hard to get supplies a few days in), through moving cities in the middle of the pandemic (and getting supremely harassed by my ex-landlords) and so much more. I know this was a year of growth for a lot of people but for me this was just a year of making the best of whatever was happening. And I do understand that I didn’t have it as bad as some other people ( I do count my blessings).

How the year began – with a lot of travel!
What the year became – photoshoots at home to keep myself entertained πŸ™ˆ

December is the last month of this year and I want to have a few, doable goals for the month that will put me on track for my bigger goals in 2021. Here is my goal list –

  1. Fix my sleep cycle – for the past few years, I had gotten into the habit of waking and sleeping early. With anxiety really impacting my sleep this year, I have started sleeping late and waking up late (9AM!!). The goal for the month is to try and wake up early everyday to slowly start fixing my sleep schedule.
  2. Workout every day – While my usual goals for the past few years has been to loose weight, I realize the right goal to have is to be healthy! Keeping that in mind – the goal is to get a good workout in every day.
  3. Try my hand out on new fun recipes – I definitely want to spend some time baking fun things this month for family and friends! I want to try new recipes like Rum Cake, Christmas Cookies – I’ll definitely post about them here. (PS: I tried my hand at making a tiramisu yesterday and it was amazing. I even baked the ladyfinger biscuits from scratch! Recipe here.)
  4. Spend less time on my phone – I spend so much time just staring into my device. I can’t believe how much my usage of my phone has gone up this year. But I’m consciously going to make an effort to reduce the time I spend on my phone this month.
  5. Make a plan for 2021 – honestly I have been scared to make any plans for 2021 since 2020 turned out to be such a bummer. But with renewed hope – I am going to spend some time this month planning out the things I hope to do in 2021.

What are your goals for the last month of the year? Anything you want to achieve before the year ends? Here’s hoping this last month makes up for the sucky year we’ve had! πŸ™‚

Stay safe and merry. ❀

When you and Santa have something in common – back aches! (Pinterest)

PS: Totally loving everyone’s blogmas posts!

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Surviving this year is the best accomplishment! You made the best out of what you could do and it’s really inspiring. Plus, you always take the best photos.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you for your kind words!!! Yess, hopefully next year will be for achieving them goals. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  2. chocolatesandfeelings says:

    Hehehe. I loved those reindeers. My goals are somewhat similar to yours :/
    I’ve already created a healthy sleeping pattern since November, so that’s okay. And yeah, I want to start exercising because I want to get back to trekking. That’s something I’ve missed doing in 2020 which lead to me piling on extra weight.
    Since you were away from your family, must have been tough. Can’t even imagine that! My best friend who lives alone had gone quiet for almost 2 months. She kept in touch with her family and me, having enough conversation to let us know she was surviving.
    I’m really looking forward for next year to be awesome and I hope people get back their jobs or if in startups, they succeed. Good thing to come out of this is, local startups! I am really looking forward to supporting those!
    And, i’m looking forward to more travel posts and lots of baking from you! :p

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Woah, once things get better – we’re doing a trek together!

      Supporting local businesses is a such a great idea! I’ve been trying to do the same. Shop more local! πŸ™‚

      Yesss, I hope 2021 is way better for all of us! May we finally be able to breathe fresh air sans masks! ❀

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      1. chocolatesandfeelings says:

        Yes! Trekking it is!

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  3. Toma Ruh says:

    Really hoping life goes back to normal soon!

    You set some really nice goals for December. You go!! ❀️

    I’m just trying to rest and enjoy holiday spirit this month (if school allows πŸ™ƒ). I also have some content planned which I’m very excited for and I hope I’ll be able to prepare some of it for posting before the year ends. Hopefully 2021 is your year!! I have high hopes for it. 😁

    Toma ❄️ https://www.tomaruh.com

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I wonder – will normal life seem weird to us once the dust settles on covid? πŸ˜›

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

      Looking forward to reading all your content! So much fun reading about what people are doing for Christmas and the holidays. πŸ™‚

      Hopefully 2021 is our year! May we finally be able to hug our loved ones worry free and may the sanitizer bottles be retired! πŸ˜€

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  4. All the best for your goals! With you on the screen time one πŸ˜…
    Surviving the year is such a big accomplishment in itself so congrats πŸ‘πŸΌ
    I’d like to finish another book before the year ends and think I’ll make some what of a plan for 2021, other than that my goal is just to wind down and relax where I can. Take care xx

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! ❀
      Definitely relaxation is key during holiday season! Its the perfect time to just spend some quality time with loved ones and eat yummy food. πŸ™‚
      Can't wait for 2021! XO

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  5. rujutadeo says:

    This year has been so challenging on everyone that just maintaining your sanity is an achievement in itself, don’t be so hard on yourself, you are doing amazing πŸ–€
    I have been putting off writing my New Year’s resolutions but after reading yours I have been inspired to write mine asap. Good luck with your goals and I hope the new year brings everything that you hoped for and more :))

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww, thank you so much! Definitely this year tested my mental health more than any has before. Definitely share your goals too – might inspire my own! πŸ™‚

      Hope 2021 will be brilliant for you too! ❀

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  6. I’m looking forward to Christmas because it will be amazing and fun for this year and make this year a bit better! πŸ™‚

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  7. tanvibytes says:

    I totally relate to what you said in the beginning, but surviving through quarantine is a big deal! πŸ˜ƒ

    Hopefully, next year is way better… And we can go back to normal.

    Your goals list inspired me to create my own πŸ™‚– awesome Post! πŸ’Ÿ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much, Tanvi! ❀

      This year was something else! I can't wait to watch all the movies they're going to make about this year. πŸ˜€

      Can't wait for normality – though I do enjoy the 6ft distance rule, maybe they should still have that. πŸ˜›

      Fingers crossed for 2021! πŸ™‚

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      1. tanvibytes says:

        Same here πŸ™‚, they’ll hit different since it’s something I have seen first hand, rather than heard stories of.

        Yup! πŸ™‚πŸ’Ÿ

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  8. Shelly DS says:

    Congratulations on surviving the year. It has been tough so don’t downplay your achievement!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Aww, thank you! Yup, this year has really tested us all. Hoping for a way better 2021 for all of us. ❀

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  9. Like they say, sometimes surviving is all the living we can do! I love your positivity. Let’s hope for the best. ❀️

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much! Yes, fingers crossed for the best. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  10. You’re right about surviving. I think a lot of us had to learn how to make it through tough times. Glad you’re doing well πŸ™‚

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  11. Healthy goals! I wish you the best with all of them. Looking forward to seeing the results of the new recipes!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much ❀️❀️

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  12. Awesome post! I loved the comic at the end!

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  13. paintdigi says:

    You have a good blog. I encourage you

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  14. Jay Andrew says:

    Hello, I hope you accomplish your goals and don’t let your expectations of a β€˜good’ year next year deter you away from your truth.

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  15. Juliette says:

    I think we will all be happy when this year comes to an end. Even just going through this pandemic is highly anxiety-inducing, so it’s only normal that we didn’t do as much as we could have, if this year had been a “normal” one, and there’s nothing to feel bad about! I hope you’ll manage to accomplish your goals, and I’m sure you’ll start off 2021 with the right mindset! 😊

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Truly! Thank you so much for your kind words! It has been a crazy year and hopefully 2021 will be wayyy better for all of us. πŸ€—

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  16. It’s so great to come across your blog!

    I can definitely relate to your list. My sleeping schedule and exercise routine were also impacted during this pandemic. Cheers to a new, healthy start.

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