Allow yourself to make mistakes in 2021. Allow yourself to take chances, even though there’s a possibility that things won’t work out the way you planned in the end. Gather up the courage to take a chance on yourself, to follow your heart, to listen to what your gut is saying. Don’t hold yourself back out of fear of the unknown. Don’t decide to settle because you’re scared you don’t have what it takes to move one step closer to your dreams. Screw your doubts and keep moving forward.
Allow yourself to cry your eyes out in 2021. Don’t hold back your emotions in order to make other people more comfortable. Don’t pretend you’re put together and your world is perfect when there are clearly problems eating away at you. Stop pressuring yourself to be perfect. It’s okay to have issues. It’s okay to be upset over the bad things that happen to you, even the little things that happen to you. You’re allowed to feel how you feel. Your emotions are valid and they deserve to be unleashed.
Allow yourself to admit you don’t have all the answers in 2021. Get more comfortable saying I don’t know instead of pretending that you have knowledge beyond your reach. You’re not expected to know everything. The smartest people can admit when they are wrong and are always willing to learn more about the world around them. This year, open yourself up to new experiences. Let yourself thirst for knowledge. Make it your mission to learn and grow.
Allow yourself to call it quits in 2021. Allow yourself to walk away from situations that are unhealthy for you. Say goodbye to the people who no longer deserve a spot in your world. Refuse to accept unfair treatment from family, friends, and coworkers. Remember, you don’t have to continue doing what you’ve always done, simply because you’re comfortable. Sometimes, comfort can hold you back. Sometimes, stepping outside of your comfort zone can lead to true happiness.
Allow yourself to make a fool of yourself in 2021. Post pictures of yourself on social media, even if you don’t look perfect in them. Dance around the kitchen and text jokes to your friends and enjoy your existence without worrying about who is watching. Make it your mission to create a fun, fulfilling life for yourself instead of following in the footsteps of the people who claim to know better than you. This is your life. Live it the way that makes the most sense for you. Be smart, be safe, and be your authentic self.
Allow yourself to dream big, crazy dreams in 2021. Don’t worry about being realistic because who knows what is waiting around the corner. Don’t worry about what other people will say about you behind your back, either, because their opinions are worthless. Stop paying so much attention to the people on the sidelines and look at the road right in front of you. You can accomplish beautiful things if you allow yourself to try, so believe in yourself. Believe this year might actually be a good one.