2020 is nearly over, woohoo! This year has been pretty rubbish for most of us, so the prospect of a new one right around the corner is filling us with glee, but please, don’t rush to celebrate too soon. We’ve got to be real with you, there isn’t going to be one giant party at 0:01 am on January 1st 2021. The new year brings a lot of opportunities, but we can’t pin all of our hopes on instant normality. So, here’s a few steps to help you stop glorifying 2021.
Take Everyday As It Comes
Thinking about something that hasn’t even happened yet and then attaching buckets of hope onto it is not a good idea. Looking to the future is not the answer to resolving all of your problems today. Focus on the now and take each day as it comes. If tomorrow is a better day, then that’s a bonus!
We hate to be the ones to burst your bubble but hey, someone’s gotta tell you the truth! Things are not going to go back to “normal” right away. Art fairs are still being pushed back and nothing is really set in stone yet. It may be a few months before our usual way of galavanting around galleries will be permissible again. Be honest with yourself, it’ll do you the whole world of good.
Plan For The Unexpected
Living through 2020 means that you’re probably pretty used to the unexpected. This is great preparation for the rest of your life because there is no way that everything is going to go the way that you might have hoped. It’s a good idea to be prepared and have back-up plans for all the things that might go wrong, that way you’ll be well equipped to handle everything that might come your way.
Remind Yourself That You Got Through 2020
This year has been a monumental mess, and if you’re sat here reading this with even half a smile on your face, then you’ll recognise that you’ve come a very long way. Whatever 2021 may bring, you survived 2020, so you know that you can make it through anything!
Appreciate The Process
Breathe! This is all an opportunity for growth and learning. Don’t stress about what you can’t control. Everything’s going to be just fine, just you wait and see!
Text Lizzy Vartanian