Anyone else need a little levity for this New Year? In past years, I’ve set a series of goals and then broken them down into the objectives that will help me accomplish them.

As we near the end of 2020, that felt a little heavy.

This year, I decided to draft more of a shorthand list of my goals that I can refer to throughout the year. Some of these are tied to longer-term strategies and plans, but others are just for fun.

Inspired in part by the Happier podcast’s 20 for 2020 goals challenge, here are my 21 goals for 2021:

  1. Read Anna Karenina.
  2. Pay off our mortgage.
  3. Complete my 300-hour yoga teacher training.
  4. Hire someone to install cabinets in our laundry room.
  5. Order a new mattress for our bed.
  6. Teach 60+ hours of yoga throughout the year — to hit 100 total hours by the end of 2021 — so that I can apply for my next credential (you can sign up for a free 1:1 virtual yoga session with me here).
  7. Hit 1,000 hours of coaching experience (I’m at just over 800 hours now).
  8. Earn a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) credential.
  9. Complete a Yin yoga teacher training.
  10. Figure out the next book I’m going to write and make progress on the proposal / manuscript.
  11. Accredit my coach training program through the International Coaching Federation.
  12. Get a COVID-19 vaccine when they become available in my area.
  13. De-clutter my closet and dresser and donate clothes that I no longer need/want.
  14. Read 100+ books throughout the year (connect with me on Goodreads to see what I’m reading).
  15. Design and launch a new project management offering for my business.
  16. Watch all the Marvel movies (there are 24 — and counting).
  17. Match or surpass this year’s business revenue.
  18. Get a haircut (as I write this, the last one I had was almost 11 months ago).
  19. Finish all the books in Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley series (there are six books remaining as I write this).
  20. Take more walks.
  21. Start a regular meditation practice.

What are some of your goals for 2021?