2022 or 2020 Too? These Women Share Their Resolutions for a Better Year
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2022 or 2020 Too? These Inspiring Women Share Their Resolutions for a Better Year

2022 or 2020 Too? These Inspiring Women Share Their Resolutions for a Better Year

Parenting | January 28, 2022
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With renewed hope and lessons learned from the past years, these empowered and strong women share their resolutions for the year 2022.

Though 2022 marks our third year of pretty much still being neck-deep in a pandemic, 2022 doesn’t necessarily have to feel like “2020 too”.  While there is no real timeline for people to feel settled into their lives in these trying times (no pressure though!), there seems to finally be a general sentiment of acceptance of what our world is like today.

Thus, a lot of us are being more proactive about gaining back some semblance of control of our lives again and being less reactive to the overall situation.

My Resolutions for a Better Year

I’ve thought long and hard about the many ways I can do this. One of the silver linings of COVID-19 is a watered-down social life, which has allowed more time for introspection. With that being said, I’ve come up with ways on how I want to improve and empower myself so I can be more the captain of my ship, versus the sail that gets blown by the wind.

One of mine is that I will take further steps in living a more sustainable lifestyle, specifically when it comes to food waste and fashion. This is important to me—particularly as a mother—because this will positively affect the world my daughter will be living in.

Now more than ever, we know that even our littlest actions can bear weight on the lives of others, and I want to be more conscious of this in my daily life. That way, I may remember to tread gently and respectfully on this earth and teach my daughter to live the same way by my own example.  

8 Inspiring Women Share Their Resolutions for 2022

Apparently, I’m not the only one who has given this a lot of thought. So in this article, I asked a few lovely, like-minded, and inspiring women this question: “What changes are you making in order to ensure that your 2022 won’t be 2020 too?”

Here’s what they have to say:

Gwen Zamora: Actress and Co-owner of The Semerad Kitchen

My family and I did the big move from Manila to full-time in the province. My husband David and I found that living a simple life away from the city was best for our son Cooper to grow with a somewhat normal childhood, especially with everything happening with the virus.  

He has unlimited access to the outdoors—with other kids from our neighborhood and our goats—which has really helped with his demeanor.

Bianca King: Entrepreneur and Mindfulness Advocate

Stop watching too much news. Stop living in the future and thinking too far ahead. [There’s] really no point in planning as things change so frequently. Just focus on the present moment.

Amanda Griffin-Jacob: International Justice Mission Ambassador⁣⁣ and Founder of Glam-O-Mamas

In order to ensure that I don’t ride the same rollercoaster that I did in 2020, I have committed to having no game plan for 2022. That’s a big one for this type-A girl.

Part of the reason [why] I had such a hard time at the start of the pandemic was that I felt like I had lost all control. I was so used to being the CEO of my family’s life—planning, scheduling, guiding, and directing everything for everyone. Once that role was drastically diminished, I felt untethered and anxious.

But 2021 taught me that sometimes not having a clear-cut plan and answer can lead you to solutions you never would have thought possible. So, I have resolved to keep my heart receptive and my mind responsive to the lessons and experiences that will inevitably spring up. My plan is to have absolutely no plan at all.

Bianca Brandner: Former MUYX VJ

2020, for me, was a year of introspection. It gave me a chance to re-orient myself with where I am and re-evaluate what truly matters—my family, my relationships, my values, and my well-being.

This year, I’d like to continue cultivating being more intentional with everything that I do. I like the idea that we’re never a fixed piece—we’re always evolving and growing, and I’d love for that to set the tone for my actions. It would be nice to reignite a sense of childlike wonderment and not take life (or adulting) too seriously.

I want to be gentler and kinder to myself, especially when things don’t go as planned.

Jennie Diaz: Medical Director of Skin 101

This 2022 my mantra is to plan less, do more, and not to sweat the small stuff. The pandemic has [also] taught me the value of being flexible—to embrace the fact that change isn’t always a bad thing.

So this year, I have set goals that are achievable, and when the going gets tough, I have learned to pivot and be ready to adapt to new situations fast. In 2020, I learned to prioritize the things that matter the most: God, family, [and] good health. These are the cornerstones of all my decisions as I welcome everything this new 2022 has in store for me.

Issa Litton: Host, Actress, COO and Head Trainer at 1Lit Corp

Actually, 2020 was a breakthrough year for me. There’s nothing I would have changed. I adapted very well to online work and even branched out to training others, including corporate clients, through my company 1Lit Corp.

So there’s nothing I would change drastically as the lessons of 2020 are more relevant today than ever. I’d say it’s time for those who didn’t invest in online skills to finally get to it this 2022 because this online life isn’t going away. There will always be an online communication aspect as we all move forward.

Vanessa Ledesma: Hon. Consul of Montenegro to the Philippines and Owner of Mercato Centrale

2020 was a challenging year for me as I was juggling many hats—made more challenging with the onset of the pandemic. I was leading our company, Mercato Centrale while serving as the Consul of Montenegro to the Philippines, and being an active mom to three kids.

2021 was my game-changing year. We pivoted our business model which helped not only small businesses thrive during the pandemic but also helps malls and locators gain activities and foot traffic. On top of that, we have helped consumers by giving them options for a safe, IATF-approved alfresco activity with a lot of yummy and innovative food choices, while still sticking to our core competency of being an incubator for small food entrepreneurs.

We were [also] able to launch 10 new Mercato markets in 2021—something we have not done since 2012—surpassing our pre-pandemic targets as we grew 3x our performance in 2019. And we did [all] this just by focusing on our advocacy of helping as many people in the industry as we can.

From 2022 onwards, our goal is to sustain the new Mercato markets that we launched in 2021, as well as to open even more Mercatos this 2022 onwards.  Because for every new market that we open, we bring back more than two hundred jobs, and more than a hundred new food businesses are discovered.

Sara Black, Meditation and Radiant Energy Coach

Just more of the same actually—slow down, be present, [and] stay fluid.

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