Has the year 2020 left you thankful and cheerful
2020 has been a year of uncertainties both in positive and negative ways. The environment changed drastically force stopping all the planning. But this pandemic only taught us many hidden talents which even we were unaware of. It made us push our limitations to see the new us. So has the year 2020 left you thankful and cheerful?
Every new day teaches us something if you are observant and this year 2020 has given many new strengths and self assessment techniques. Let me share with you all how did this year treat me or better put, what did I do in the year 2020?
Read more here: What are you thankful for in 2020?
How did the year turn cheerful
The biggest impact of this uncertain year was that it crashed all pre-planned arrangements in the early months itself. Actually, I don’t plan too much. It’s always for a day or maximum a week. So if I don’t achieve I stop for a while and start working the new way.
I learnt that nothing is scheduled for life. Always be ready with plan B. You may or may not need it but start practising to instantly look for other options. Don’t waste time in controlling things instead accept the situation and start working to mend things. Once you are cool and look for new ideas, the right path comes in front of you.
Work from home makes me happy
I saved a lot of money on shopping for new clothes and similar things that are used while we go out. Initial lockdown with no courier services showed me the reality that we can live with minimum things around. I am thankful that all food requirements and living essentials were still available to make living a possibility during these trying times.
I am a homely person who loves to be in tracks and work from home. So initially, this situation didn’t affect me a lot except the fact that others were also at home. Still, after a while, I started missing our little outings to coffee shops or nearby market places. What kept me alive and cheerful was the fact that my family was always with me living together. You just need loving people around and not fancy decor to bring a smile on your face. You may fight with them, get irritated with their daily habits but in the end, you want them around to talk to you and pamper you.
Follow a routine even when you work from home
Life does become dull with the same routine and surroundings but if there’s no other choice then take small breaks. When your schedule becomes monotonous shift your interest or just leave everything at once. Relax. I know there are deadlines and you can’t afford to stop in between. But try it. A small hideout to coffee corner at your home with self-made coffee and a window to soak in positivity from nature...won’t it be refreshing?
Working from home can be tedious if you don’t set your work timings and days. I started out with the concept that all days are alike when I work from home. But gradually, I realized that if I drag work towards weekends then I will be exhaustive all through the week and it will affect my productivity too. Timings are equally important. Set a time for which you are committed to working. Organise other things before or after your work timings.
This way I started enjoying my weekends watching some movies or simply doing nothing! Of course, exceptions are always there. Usually, I plan out my blog work on Friday night but end up watching some new flicks with family. And so my planning travels on an easy timeline to allow happy moments along with work.
Thankfulness – a habit not a preaching
I am always thankful for each and every breath I take. This is a practice I have instilled so many years back within me. In fact, I don’t remember the time I cursed God for not giving me something. It’s always a strong belief that hard times will also strengthen my will power to make life easy ahead.
Be thankful for what you have. Each one of us is better than others in our own terms. You may not show off your assets but enjoy your peace within. The glow will automatically show on your face. And so the list of thankfulness and cheerful moments go on…
How have you been in 2020? What are the strong habits you added to your personality this year?