Take a deep breath, we’re almost at the end of 2020 and there is no doubt that everyone’s plan has been thrown into a curveball this year. 2020 has been an incredibly challenging, transformative, and life-changing year. But for better and worse, 2020 has taught us many lessons – health, family, work, and personal growth – and those are the lessons that we’ll bring forward in the New Year.
Here are 3 points that we sum up of what 2020 has taught us :
Pandemic has taught us about the other side of our life and showed us how to value our lives. The lockdown situation taught us how to live in a complicated way, it taught us how important it is to live the moment. At first, we were all anxious due to the uncertainty that laid ahead, but we’ve all managed to accept the fact and get over the anxiety. Guess that life is – not about how many rocks you’ve hit to reach your destination; it is about how you have made your way through them and 2020 is a classic example of the lesson.
We may have gotten used to putting others first from the past years. This year, we have learned that it is okay to put ourselves first. Looking after your own mental health has to come first. To support your friends and family around you in their time of need, you need to be working from a strong base. Putting yourself as number one in your life, taking some space when you need it, and saying “no” needs to be the priority.
This year showed us just how much time we may have. Being locked indoor for months, required creativity, and reigniting some old hobbies to stay entertained. The busy culture bubble popped and we were rewarded with the opportunity to create some space for ourselves and find a serenity that rarely afforded in modern life. This pandemic surely has brought out our interests, and at the end of the day, all that matters is what you like to do and your happiness while doing what you like.
All in all 2020 has taught us about the adversity we face and the resilience we respond to have the power to shape our lives. With every challenge, we are given the opportunity to persevere, learn, and develop to be stronger, more compassionate, and more grateful human beings. These are the lessons that we will take forward with us in the New Year, and for many years to come.