My 2020 went a little like this...

2020 was no doubt a crazy year for everyone. Although the year will be viewed as a negative period for many people, i personally like to see it in a more positive light. 

Besides Covid-19 having a big impact, I was going through many other things at the time that I kept quite silent. I became very lost as a person and was struggling to identify who I was. I ended up putting myself down a lot, blaming myself for failures, feeling scared and hopeless. This led to me having anxiety, insomnia and a loss of appetite for a while, which was very unlike me.

Due to lockdown, I was forced to face my challenges which was the best thing I ever did. Not only did I learn things about myself, but having all that free time allowed me to be patient with overcoming my emotions and changing my mentality. 

These are a few things i learnt from 2020:

  • Enjoy your life, enjoy the little moments. 
  • Don't take seeing and hugging your family/friends for granted.
  • Love yourself, accept yourself and what you want to accomplish and who you want to be.
  • Everything happens for a reason even if isn't clear in the moment.
  • Those who are meant to stay in your life will stay, those who aren't simply won't. However, there is always a lesson to be learnt from those who don't.
  • It's okay to speak up about mental health issues, it's okay to open up when you're feeling down.
  • Writing thoughts and feelings has a bigger affect than you know.
  • Maintain a positive attitude even when times are rough.
  • It's okay to sometimes feel lost and unsure.
  • It's okay to take your time to figure things out.
  • People show what they want you to see on social media, don't compare your life to someone else's.
  • You are beautiful and unique don't let someone else or yourself make you ever forget that.
  • It's okay to not text someone back straight away or be on your phone all the time. Take some time out for yourself. 
  • Do whatever make you happy, whether its dancing, cooking or even just watching netflix and eating. If it makes you happy then do it.
  • Don't try and wish bad on other poeple. Life is a boomerang what you give is what you get.
  • Fight for what you believe in always.
  • Love yourself first, so others can love you too and in return you can love them as well.
  • Being genuinely nice to someone goes a long way
  • Pray for those with negative thoughts and feeling, pray they learn compassion and self-love rather than teaching them a lesson by being just as bad as them 
  • Don't give to simply recieve, give because you want to out of the kindess of your heart
  • Listen to music when you feel down it really does sometimes turn your day around
  • There's nothing wrong with dressing up to feel good about yourself even when you have no where to go 
  • wake up and be grateful for all that you have
  • Learn to take time out and listen to yourself and what you need
  • You are never alone
Despite some of these lesson being pretty obvious daily things, they came from all the experiences i encountered in 2020. 

We don't wish to go through hard times and negative experiences but the lessons learnt and the results acheived, can have the biggest impact on our lives and how we live  from present onwards.

Hope you all have a lovely new year and may your 2021 be a year full of light, prosperity and happiness.

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