Definitely without a virus! Oh yes!
Expecting too much already?
Well, we should at least have a less depressing 2021. And that’s quite achievable.
No matter how many strains this virus comes up with, we have it in our hands to be healthy, wealthy and happy. If you still lack confidence about celebrating on 1st January 2021, do one thing.
Celebrate without any expectations. Celebrate because you need to feel good, happy and less anxious about the future. Celebrate as if it is your last day on earth. Celebrate not for the entire year but one day, today!
You are alive, doing well, and at peace today. You can bask in the morning sun, buy your favourite food and enjoy your favourite show on Netflix.
Focus on today, and everything will seem better. Of course, the last year has cheated on you. It took your warm welcome and stabbed you on the back. No need to welcome the next year! Welcome tomorrow, and only tomorrow. You will feel good. When there are no expectations, you will feel less burdened and enjoy just for the sake of it.
Now, that was for your New Year celebrations. You need to plan something for the year ahead, despite the uncertainties. There’s no guarantee that your plans will work, but what if you make plans whose success solely depends on you? Let us explain.
Stay fit - A healthy mind is a by-product of a healthy body
You may not like exercising, it’s okay. But don’t you like walking? If not, we have nothing much to say to you, as it won't matter. But even if do the slightest bit, get up in the morning one day and take a short stroll in the neighbourhood. As the world slowly awakens, you’ll feel a wave of energy surrounding you, getting inside you and giving you a new zeal to take on the day. Your awakened senses will free your mind from the shackles of negativity, anxiety and fear.
We don’t have to tell you to walk regularly. You will feel the urge to do so once you get the experience. Chaining your mind to a routine may seem difficult at first. You can improvise your morning walk experience by merging other activities with the same. Walk with the dog, play with birds or collect daily essentials from the market. Oh, and don’t forget to wear your mask in public.
Increase your knowledge - Awareness drives away the darkness
The year has been a dark phase for all of us. It has upset all our plans, professional and personal ventures. But many of us have been able to look away from all that. People have been upskilling like crazy, learning new things, reviving old hobbies to get rid of the darkness. Knowledge is the only light in the darkness, or so the experts say. Why not acquire some new knowledge this year to drive the darkness of your mind away? If your mind emanates light, the darkness of the time will fade away too, eventually. Read, learn and upgrade your knowledge in different fields to illuminate your mind, and your days.
Be positive - Life is a river
No! It’s not poetic but quite practical. Do you know how many obstacles a river overcomes in its lifetime? Well, no one keeps a count, as no one cares. Wrong! People may wonder, but it is impossible to keep a count, as there are many. The river keeps on moving and doesn’t care about obstacles. Our life is ideally the same. But practically, we find it impossible to not care about obstacles. There goes our idealism, and there goes all positivity.
But think of it once. What do you gain from all the negativity? What did you gain this year apart from anxiety and sufferings? 2021 can be different though. Just think of your life as a river and keep smiling at the obstacles without stopping. They will break you, shake you and try to divert you. But it is up to you to bow down or keep your pace. As you pass each obstacle, your confidence will increase, as if you’re overcoming the stages of a video game. Positivity is only a by-product of the process. All you have to do is, NEVER STOP!
Now, we will not ask you to eat healthily, increase your natural immunity or give any boring advice! You know it all, and you can do it eventually. But first of all, you need to keep a healthy and positive mind to fulfil your goals and bring your life back on track. Best of luck for that and Happy New Year!