Concur the Year 2021, with the Learnings from 2020.
Learning from the year 2020, which can be utilised in making 2021 prosperous.
The year 2020 was not all sunshine but was a year which made a hell lot of difference in most of our lives. In my entire lifetime, since I have started understanding things, haven’t seen any year which looks even closer to this year 2020.
Disclaimer: I am not a motivational speaker, just wanted to say my heart out, and at least share my understanding towards a life with everyone, hope it could help someone.
After completing my education, I have never imagined that I will ever be working from the comfort of my home for such a long time.
Imagine if you have said someone before the year 2020, that there will come a time when not even a single factory, office, transport etc would be operational, people will in fact laugh at you.
Even some may call you crazy or maybe the next billionaire(just saying, generally billionaires also have crazy ideas).
But now what have we seen is the year in where everything stopped, no aeroplanes, no/very few cars, less pollution. Everyone either working from home or just sitting idle.
So what we have learnt from it, that life is very unpredictable, anything could happen any time. So there are a couple of things which we can take from this year 2020 and can make a healthy change in our life.
Stress is a killer, maybe it's not damaging you in a very visual way, but internally it's destroying you.
Let's assume for someone who is always working too hard and taking too much stress, for them this pandemic has shown even if you work like a mad and if the things are not right, you can’t do anything about it and will be screwed.
Working hard is not a bad thing but its better to work smart, along with working hard, Since it not always how much time to spend in doing some work, but the quantity/quality of work that actually matters.
So always make sure, don't kill yourself with work. Take out some time for you and yours loved once, it will definitely give you a mental boost and peace, which will indirectly help you in the overall career growth.
It is not for everyone but, if your routine allows you to work remotely, opt for it and maybe exploring some places where you can find inner peace and you find who you are. This could be something new for you.
Experimenting with new things always good.
So since we all got plenty of time, during this pandemic, now it depends on each individual how they have spent there time.
Everyone has done what they love the most, we are no one to judge anything is correct or not, all we can say if something makes you happy, it makes sense to spend your precious time into it.
But anything you do, there should be some sort of learning, even if you binge-watch some of your favourite TV series. If you are learning something new, and it's helping you somehow it good.
With all this excess time, we got at our disposal, at least we understood, if you sort of managing your time efficiently, we can have a couple of hours which we can be spent, in some activities, that could be socializing, playing the guitar, learning a new language, improving your skill etc.
Spending more time in improving yourself through continues learning is the key, so good luck keep following it.
So this is something specific, which we have learned in these hard times. Just to specify, I was having a habit(not sure good/bad) of washing my hand many times, even before Covid :-). But now since covid, has taught us how important is personal hygiene, washing our hand, keeping ourself clean.
Making sure, we don't eat anything raw, without properly washing it and avoid food which is not so healthy.
Things were not always like this, sanitiser and face mask we hardly used. I hope at least we don't have to use the mask for too long, because whatever we can say, but these don't show a healthy society, but please do wear them until we get rid of coronavirus.
Last but not the least, this point should be of at most importance, health is something which should always be kept in mind, even before this pandemic happened.
Having good immunity will never hurt anyone, but during the covid-19 era, this became more important, although it is a virus, it can attack anyone, but a person who has a good immune system which is a result of good diet with proper workout can fight with it more gracefully as compared to someone who is not very strong internally.
It’s my humble request to everyone, take your health seriously, this is the only things which will remain with you forever, even if it's in bad condition.
If even a single person get motivated by this article and start taking his health seriously, it would be a eureka moment for me.
So in nutshell, however, your year 2020 went, good or a different one, just take it as a lesson and try doing something different as compared to the earlier year.
Just be afraid of doing the same things, again and again, and thinking of getting a different result. Practically saying it will never happen, if you reading a blog, I am sure you are smart enough that you can make a difference in your life.
Always, think like this, even if you won't reach the point where you think you should be, at least you can say that you have tried.