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Each year at this time of year I always love to write a small reflection post on the year that has passed and all the things I am looking forward to in the new one. Well, 2020, what on earth can we say about you?! I absolutely always try to find the positives in every situation as I know for sure that having a mindset like that makes life so much easier! However, in this blog post please do not feel that I am being insensitive to the many down sides that I know so many people have endured this year. I am not blind to what has happened, and I feel so incredibly sorry for everyone who has suffered this year. This blog post is going to aim on the positives and the things I have learned, as I want to keep it light and fun to read.

One of my favourite things that I have read online in the last few weeks was on Facebook where someone shared ‘it is no wonder the end of the war in 1918 was followed by the roaring 20’s’. I hadn’t thought about it in the slightest, but when it was pointed out to me a huge light bulb went off in my head and gave me a huge sense of hope for the amazing years that are about to come because of what we have learned during this global pandemic. This is the biggest lesson I have taken from 2020, to say yes as much as possible and to live life to the absolutely fullest without ever saying ‘I can’t do that’, ‘maybe next year’ etc… It has showed me that we need to live life NOW because you never know when that can quite literally be taken away from you.

Next up, who are the people you should have in your life? This year we have all been in the same storm, yet in different boats, however I firmly believe that those who are in your life for the right reasons will be there whatever boat you are in and whatever storm you are all enduring. I have learned a lot about the relationships that I have in my life and in fact some have even fizzled out this year as ultimately, they were not serving me mentally. If you take one thing from this blog post, please let it be that you always need to remember that a relationship is a two-way street and if someone isn’t there for you, it’s time to let go.

Next up we have a big one for me; resisting the burn out. This is the first year in a very long time where I haven’t physically made myself ill from work and generally overdoing it without knowing when to stop. We have all had to actually stop everything we are doing and even though my work hasn’t stopped, I have really haven’t had to juggle this year and it has been a revelation. This is something I want to remember and really take with me into 2021, as let’s be honest, we all need to ditch the ‘stressed out from work’ badge of honour and start to put our health first. I’ll let you know how that one goes.

 

 

So, like I said, lots of big lessons from 2020 that will definitely stay with me in 2021. I am so excited for the fresh new year and have so many plans for work, life and of course the blog. Let me know what you would like to see.

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