We all know 2020 hasn’t been the kindest of years, so we’ve got 10 tips for facing 2021 in the best way possible.
2020 was characterised by uncertainty, worries, destabilisation and many levels of panic.
While this nightmare continues to affect countries across the world in significant waves, mainly in Europe, the United States and many Latin American nations, it feels like a real-life a horror story.
The truth is that with scientific advances and the so-called “new normal”, the capacity of human beings to adapt allows us to carry on, although the bombardment of macabre takes on the situation on the web, created by people who have dedicated themselves exclusively to this, certainly has an affect.
The whole world is waiting for the emergence of a conclusive vaccine to help prevent the infection and death of people from a virus that, to top it all off, has been mutating.
Meanwhile, the virtual world has become an alternative way of working and studying, although in many countries there’s still an insistence on strict confinement measures, which significantly affects psychological behaviour, especially of young people.
- 1 1. Go for it – choose to work on yourself
- 2 2. Verify your information about the Pandemic
- 3 3. The mask is not a gag made to stop you breathing
- 4 4. Be resilient: adapt
- 5 5. Don’t isolate yourself
- 6 6. Exercise
- 7 7. Stay positive
- 8 8. Manifest the love you feel for yourself
- 9 9. Make an effort: cook for the good of your health
- 10 10. Work on your confidence every day
1. Go for it – choose to work on yourself
Working on yourself should be a priority to get you back on your feet in the coming year.
When we talk about dedicating yourself to who and what you are, we’re talking about meditating, reflecting and reinventing your new direction.
As you know, job losses in a significant number of countries have been a result of the pandemic, and this has led to a loss of self-esteem and despair for those affected.
One important thing to remember is that you can rediscover yourself: the world hasn’t ended.
Maybe the sector you work in is still suffering from the drop in sales from the health measures that were implemented with force in 2020.
Now is the time to do it. Go for it – do something for you!
2. Verify your information about the Pandemic
As mentioned above, there is a lot of false information about on social media, creating worry that worsens people’s perception of what is happening with the virus, its impact and symptoms.
3. The mask is not a gag made to stop you breathing
News videos from several countries showed that in 2020 a significant percentage of the population protested without masks as a way of reacting to what was seen as almost a gag.
We’ve got some bad news: we’re going to need masks for a long time, and we should use them as one of the main protectors preventing us from catching the virus from someone who openly coughs or sneezes, or from someone who has contracted the virus but is asymptomatic.
So stop being a rebel and wear your mask.
Nowadays there are some beautiful masks available, meaning you can both protect and be on trend.
4. Be resilient: adapt
Resilience is a skill that we all have within us, to a lesser or greater degree, and we can adapt to adverse situations positively.
And while everyone has different levels of resilience, we can work on it to improve our immediate and medium-term future, and be prepared for facing 2021 or any obstacle that comes in our way!
You can turn this situation into a great learning experience for everyone, because in times like these you really can transform your reality into something that benefits you, which is a brilliant quality
5. Don’t isolate yourself
In reality, we don’t know what’s going to happen in the coming year.
But everything points to the fact that humanity will do its best, based on the “new normal”, to continue working and studying.
With everything that’s happened recently, it’s easy to become isolated if we don’t make the effort to communicate frequently with family and friends.
As is well known, exercise not only tones your muscles, but also generates endorphins, the so-called happiness hormone, so it improves your mood and helps you focus on your goals.
Try it and you’ll see, you’ll feel better.
Be disciplined and any space in your home can become a place for you and your daily exercise routines.
7. Stay positive
If you need to keep on working and studying from home in 2021, focus on keeping positive.
If you need to, write a powerful affirmation every day and make a list of what you’ll do that day to see how many goals you meet.
8. Manifest the love you feel for yourself
This is what happens when you force yourself to get dressed.
Always be ready for action, you and people around you will feel better for it.
Don’t give in to the temptation of wearing pyjamas all day.
9. Make an effort: cook for the good of your health
Although we don’t know if we’ll be back on the street or stuck at home in 2021, make an effort to learn how to cook well for you, your partner, your children or anyone in your family.
Consider a burger, for example, as a prize for keeping the house in order.
10. Work on your confidence every day
Never forget how important it is to keep your confidence and your capabilities up. This will be the key for facing 2021.
Look after yourself and remember how important you are to you and your family. With positive messages for you and each member of your family, you’ll strengthen your home and help them cope with adversity.
- Experience and personal contributions.
- “Gestión del estrés. Cómo entenderlo, controlarlo y sacarle provecho” José Mª Acosta Vera 2008.
- “Cómo controlar la ansiedad y los ataques de pánico” Elias Galeano 2020.
- “Inteligencia emocional” David Reyes 2020.
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