I think it’s safe to say that 2021 hasn’t been off to the best start, and (possibly quite naively) the start I imagined. 2020 was such a crazy year for me personally as I had a second baby, we went into lockdown & my partner continued to work as a key worker so I found my life consumed by a new baby & a toddler, it took me a while to find my feet. However I am determined to make 2021 the year that I focus a little bit more time on me. I am not going to be making any huge changes but I thought I would share 40 personal developmental goals that are super simple & easy to incorporate into your day.




  1. Go for a walk outside every day – whether it’s 10 minutes or longer, just getting some fresh air can make the world of difference.
  2. Drink more water – I definitely need to do this!
  3. Try a new exercise – I have signed up to a zoom barre class! I used to do dance as a teenager and I can’t wait to get back into it.
  4. Eat a more balanced diet.
  5. Start a journal – I started a bullet journal at the beginning of 2021 and I love it!
  6. Limit your news intake, especially at the minute.
  7. Spend less time on social media.
  8. Practice mindfulness.
  9. Mute, block & remove people who don’t make you feel good about yourself.
  10. Try something new every month.
  11. Stop procrastinating, i’m a bugger for this.
  12. List 1 thing you love about yourself every day.
  13. Keep a planner.
  14. Learn to prioritise your tasks – this is great for feeling less overwhelmed.
  15. Stick to a daily to do list.
  16. Accept your flaws.
  17. Establish a skincare routine.
  18. Learn to say no.
  19. Read more books.
  20. Be more open-minded.
  21. Believe in yourself – have faith in yourself and your abilities.
  22. Be a better friend. It is so easy at the minute to get wrapped up in our tiny little lockdown bubbles. Reach out to a friend – send a text, arrange a facetime date…
  23. Ditch drama – this is something I definitely did more of in 2020. I was part of a group chat and it was such a negative, toxic place to be. I left and I am so glad because the drama is still very ongoing. I aint got time for that.
  24. Embrace the present. Be present in whatever you are doing RIGHT NOW.
  25. Quit a bad habit.
  26. Step out of your comfort zone.
  27. Do more of what you love.
  28. Learn to forgive yourself.
  29. Take lessons in something you want to learn.
  30. Take a course to further progress in a hobby you love.
  31. Find your tribe. The people who celebrate your highs & comfort you through the lows. Find your people.
  32. Set personal boundaries.
  33. Declutter your space – tidy space, tidy mind.
  34. Be comfortable with your own company.
  35. Treat yourself to something once a month.
  36. Go to bed earlier.
  37. Let go of the past.
  38. Become more resilient.
  39. Take 5 minutes to just sit & breathe.
  40. Create a healthy life/work balance.

What are your personal developmental goals? Will you try and incorporate any of these into your daily life?



  1. February 2, 2021 / 11:23 pm

    Love this list! As soon as I saw “drink more water”, I took a sip from my bottle πŸ˜…. My personal development goals right now are to take care of myself and to embrace the present. Great post 😊!

    • admin
      February 3, 2021 / 3:25 pm

      Ahh amazing! We are glad you found our post helpful! x

  2. February 4, 2021 / 7:39 am

    I love this! I need to write down my goals. It’s so easy to let it slip when it is just a thought. The written word makes me more motivated to succeed. Good luck with goals πŸ’•

  3. February 4, 2021 / 11:50 am

    Great goals! I drink a lot of water these days and I think it definitely makes me feel more focused and encourages me to feel like I’m eating clean πŸ™‚ thank you for sharing these ideas x

  4. February 4, 2021 / 1:09 pm

    I really love this list! I found some of them that were on mine but plenty more to add! This year I really want to concentrate more on reading and writing and taking care of myself and stepping out of my comfort zone. Also learning something new which always boosts my mood! Thanks for sharing x

  5. February 4, 2021 / 10:20 pm

    Great ideas. I like going for a short walk around to take fresh air and good movement for the body. Definitely going to consider the rest. Thank you for sharing!

  6. March 7, 2021 / 9:22 am

    I love this ideas. I am trying to believe in myself more and drink more water. Thank you for sharing.


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