2020 will undoubtedly be a defining year in history—globally and personally. How we choose to define the narrative from 2020 that we carry in our hearts and minds is up to us. There were a lot of scary moments to remember and many moments we will never forget. However, letting the negative prevail over the positive will make it hard to move forward in 2021 and beyond.
Today, I’m focusing on all the positives from 2020 so we can move forward with a fresh perspective and a plan for 2021 in place.
Find Gratitude in the Little Moments of 2020
A great way to look back and pull your happy times to the surface is to go through your phone. Take a moment to look through and appreciate the photos from the past year and jot down the things that you did that brought happiness into your life. You might be surprised about some fun days you forgot from 2020! *a tip from my good friend Julia Mize (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For many, 2020 is going to be remembered as a time of little moments. Those small things that we take for granted during the fast-paced world we live in came into focus for many last year. With down time being most time, families were able to spend more time together, slow down and enjoy activities like board games and puzzles…realizing there’s more to life than the go-go-go.
Being grateful for 2020 may be as simple as appreciating:
- Good health
- A steady job
- A roof over your head
- New traditions within your family
- A new or improved hobby
- Finishing a house project
Going into 2021, there are many values we can hold onto that 2020 brought, despite the conditions we learned to appreciate them in.
Looking Forward to 2021 with Renewed Vigor
Do you have those moments written down? Do you have all those happy little things sitting in your brain and propelling you forward? Now is the time to make a plan and figure out how to approach 2021 from a positive perspective, one that moves ahead. We all have so much to live for, despite our current circumstances.
As we kick off 2021, take the time to truly remember that our pasts can help shape our futures, but they are not our entire future. Work on taking those small moments and making them a big part of your 2021 plan. Do not dwell on the negative—use those moments to get better, stronger, to grow, and to remain determined that 2021 holds infinite possibilities for both your personal and professional life.