New Year’s Resolutions: 2021 Looks a Lot Different Than 2020

New Year’s Resolutions: 2021 Looks a Lot Different Than 2020

Does the coming new year feel a little different to you than years’ past, where we have vowed to save money, meditate, spend more time with family, be humbler, and find some time for yourself?

2021 New Year’s resolutions look a lot different:

  • Spend money
  • Take a vacation with friends
  • Up your exercise game (that one never goes out of style)
  • Spend less time alone
  • Enlighten your ego (actually get dressed, wear makeup, and take better care of your skin)

During quarantine, we were shut off from the world and slacked off on some really important things: our health, our happiness, and our wellbeing. While we still have a way to go before things get back to normal (or a new normal as ‘they’ say), this new year could not have come at a better time.

Spend money

Sadly, many people lost their jobs, were furloughed, or saw less clientele in the trenches of the pandemic. But, fortunately, many people did not. They were able to save money as they saw an increase in business depending on how essential it was or just managed to stay above water. In the new year, many people will go back to work. This will be the time to rebuild our local businesses. One popular 2021 New Year’s resolution is to spend money at local restaurants, boutiques, handyman shops, barbers, nail salons, flower shops, bookstores, record stores, farmer’s markets, gyms, nurseries, bike shops … you get the picture.

Take a vacation

I don’t know about you, but I sure did miss my friends this year. We all got plenty of time with the immediate family as we lived, worked, and played on top of each other for almost a year. Now, who is ready to gather their gal pals and get on the road again supporting small local businesses along the way. I see a trip to Las Vegas, San Diego, NYC, Tampa, Boston — somewhere with the bustle of life we all missed in 2020.


Yes, this might be the most popular New Year’s resolution of all every year, and it does not change now. But it might look a little different. Many people have steered clear of big gym chains (some were closed, and some were just scary) and purchased home equipment like the Peloton and Mirror but lost interest after a few weeks. Once businesses begin opening again, many people will be resolute to support small businesses and join the local Jabz or TruHit gym, because these businesses took a beating too. And if they were strong enough to survive, then we are strong enough to support them and a new exercise routine.

Spend less time alone

2020 saw resolutions vowing to find some time for yourself, meditate, and get into nature. Well, that’s great and all but, been there, done that. In 2021, people are planning on spending more time with people — their parents, grandparents, aunts, friends, vendors, friends of friends, neighbors, etc. We’ve had plenty of time alone to bask in ourselves. Now it’s time to get out and socialize.

Enlighten your ego

For me, personally, I never did lay around in jammies all day and not put makeup on, but many women across the world did. So, this coming year, they are ready to get dressed up, put on some makeup, clean their skin, and feel beautiful again.

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2021 is right around the corner and there is a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel — no matter how long that tunnel may be. Let’s keep our chin up and look forward to a new year full of new opportunity.

About The Author

Anne-Marie Pritchett, a.k.a. AMP, is a lifestyle writer and editor with ten years of experience covering the luxe lifestyle scene, including travel, fashion, interior design, food and spirits, art and culture, beauty and more. Her biggest creative influences derive from worldly experiences and the people she’s encountered and interviewed along the journey. AMP is also a copywriter and strategist who creates lively, innovative custom content for a variety of international brands including Coach, Cabela's, Caesarstone, Walker Zanger, Crate and Barrel, Basis and more. For editorial consideration please contact [email protected].

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