We were all ready for 2020 to be over and for 2021 to begin. Yet it still feels like we are in the middle of rough waters, and the horizon of normalcy is not yet visible. This is a good time to reflect on lessons learned in 2020.

Are you amazed at how quickly you adapted to living in small bubbles?  Working from home, finding new ways to exercise and connect?  New ways to occupy your kids, or connect with grandchildren?

We all found ports in the storm last year to help ourselves cope and stay sane. If you think about it, I bet you found some too.  My advice? Take some time to write out those things you did to make the most of life in this new normal.

  • What new skills did you learn, or new interests you developed?
  • What old hobbies did you take back up?
  • How did you find ways to take care of yourself, to nurture yourself?
  • What are some things you did to make yourself or others happy? Listening to music, taking a walk, talking to friends?

Take your new skills, hobbies, and interests into 2021. When life is choppy and you feel out of sorts, look at the list you wrote and pick your “port”. Having a happier, more optimistic approach can improve your relationship with the world around you.

In 2021, make some time to do the things that bring you joy and comfort. We need to stay connected and we will get through this together.

Feel free to reach out if you are having a rough day or share this with others that could use a boost.

All my best,