Reviewing the positive aspects in our life has possibly never been more important than in 2020. It is good practice to do this from time to time, so that the impostor syndrome doesn’t make an appearance in stressful times. I feel that doing this is particularly important now that we’re more settled or more used to the current situation. I’m sharing some of my positives here, as they’re awesome, and some learnings to apply going forward.
As human beings, we can’t dwell on negativity for a long time, as that may:
- Not allow us to see the bigger picture
- Cause illnesses and discomfort
- Affect us in our relationship with others
Is 2020 really being written off? It is really tiring to keep hearing about ‘these uncertain times we’re living’, the ‘new normal’, ‘back to normal’, etc. It all implies negativity, and everyone’s circumstances are different. I’ve already seen the damaging effects of this negativity in others, eg, people now being more selfish and unconsiderate than before. Have you seen this too?
So, let’s take a deep breath and smile.
- I’ve grown closer to some awesome people, friends and family
- I’ve met some awesome people too
Video calls have been useful to this end.
- I’ve discovered online board games, and even a cheeky bit of poker too
- I’ve met a real queen!
She is the queen of Ladonia a micronation near Sweden.
- I enhanced my bread baking skills. Not tried sourdough yet though.
- I’ve discovered new recipes
- I’ve lost some weight!
Who would’ve thought, with all this eating.
- I’ve organised my time more effectively, enhanced my skill set
- This blog is now back on track!
Thanks to my awesome readers and contributors.
- I’ve seen shows and theatre plays which I wouldn’t have seen otherwise, due to the rising cost of tickets.
The streamings on Instagram have also made my life so much easier and enjoyable. Thanks to the National Theatre Online, Cirque du Soleil, Massimo Battura, etc.
- Such good feedback from my team despite the stress and limitations
- Planning ahead is paying off
All bad times come with some learnings. Here are mine:
- My physical and mental health are above anything else
- Let go of people, projects, etc that are causing trouble to you
- Learning how to make new recipes and cooking in general have improved my ability to focus and made me have better ideas for work and in life.
- People are mostly selfish