Wow, I can hardly believe that we are hours away from the year 2021! I know COVID has made time a blur, but how did these months skate by so quickly? Many of us are still trying to wrap our heads around this virus that have taken so much of our livelihood away. There has been so much grief and tragedy that this year brought. The passing of loved ones, the closing of businesses and loss of freedom has been insurmountable and almost impossible to process, however I believe there are still lessons to draw upon from this year. Lessons such as understanding that time with family & friends are truly invaluable, letting go of past hurts, anger or anything that does not bring joy and happiness into our lives, and just stopping to smell the flowers and appreciating all that we currently have.
This year has also proven that self-care is a must. Taking time out to care for our mental, emotional and spiritual health is necessary for our well-being. If you’re anything like me, you always make it a habit to be there for others, even if it means you’re hanging on by strings. I know my issue is people-pleasing and I find it hard to utter the word “no” without thinking I’m hurting someone’s feelings. I’ve learned that even if the person you are saying no to isn’t receptive, its totally okay if they aren’t; don’t feel bad about your decision. Your well-being matters!
Are there things that you were hoping to accomplish in 2020? Well this year has shown us that the time is now. Time waits for no-one so what better time than now to start crushing those goals? Remember all the things you wanted to be as a child and how excited you were thinking that you would absolutely do it? How can we get back to that type of excitement? Small steps forward is how! Do one thing at a time, which will lead to the next step, then the next. Essentially, what you’re doing is building those small steps up to tackle your main goal. For example, if your goal is to walk at least 30 minutes per day, try walking five minutes one week, then the next week add another five minutes…you’ll be at that 30 minute goal in no time.
My hope for 2021 is that we all will be intentional about the way we live because tomorrow is not promised. That small gut feeling that won’t go away could very well be pushing you to move forward in writing that book, act on that business idea, or apply for that new job.
I am aware that fear has held me back from a lot of things I’ve wanted to do or try but no longer will I allow its grip to have control over me and you shouldn’t either. Oh, and failure…well I’ve learned that failure is just the thing that redirects our path. There are multiple lessons in this as well. So let’s get intentional about living…We got this!!!!
I appreciate every one of you who takes a bit of time out of your day to read my blog. I’m truly grateful for all of you.
Wishing you great health, blessings and prosperity as we start 2021 off with a bang!