If you feel isolated and frustrated, close your eyes and breath. This you can control. If you feel trapped on a lily pad, be patient. A flower will bloom. The reeds will grow again. Life is in flux. Days are difficult. And each one of us has a choice.
That's right, despite all the negativity, hardship and loss you do still have a choice. Act. Intent. What you do next, will shape tomorrow. Action. Consequences. Pivot and pounce.
The best piece of advice I was given is simple yet has great impact. Let go of what you cannot control. Focus on what you can control. Reboot. Relax your mindset. 2020 has given us new perspective, a twisted vantage of our wobbly world. From nauseous discomfort, rebalance and consider a new direction forward. How do you want to spend tomorrow? What can you launch that you have been hesitant to try? Allow new traditions to be born.
For the sake of the doctors, nurses and families who cannot be by the side of loved ones fighting to survive in hospitals around the world, let's all just stand down, stay at home and generate gratitude for what we do have.
Despite the sh*t storm of 2020, think of one thing that you are grateful for. That's right, just one tiny event.
Now you are ready. Step forward.
I want to remind you that new traditions have to start somewhere. Now is your chance.
Nancy O'Hare has lived and worked across five continents and travelled to over eighty countries. Her writing shares insights from her travels and musings about the world around us.