It’s Monday and I’m sat drinking a good old fashioned ‘cuppa’ pondering if November could be a little cooler (being a Brit I am compelled by DNA to moan about the weather). Reflecting back at this year, it has been a strange one for sure and looking ahead certainly feels stranger. As the year 2020 is coming to a close I ponder on what are the goals of 2021, OK writing that date sounds so futuristic, let’s pause for thought here – just think Back To The Future film – the future of that film was 1995! – we are so very much futuristic now! Believe me we had so much wrong!
2020 is going down as one of the most crazy years in my history. Jobs lost, untimely and very much unfairly lives lost, schools closed, shops closed, swab tests, mask wearing and a whole bucket load of uncertainty and confusion of what the future holds and how its all going to unfold. These are all concerns of worry, panic, confusion and strife for most and we need to take into consideration those around us and mental health right now is fundamental. Being a kind human now is paramount in these times.
In this time we have to stay home, lock down, lay low. Reflection time is ample. Take a seat, take a breather and reach out for your next life goal. What do you want to achieve? Maybe now we can access and log all the things that we would love to achieve, perhaps when the world is 'at your feet', reaching goals can be put off because we think tomorrow is another day. The hard realisation is when we don't know what is around the corner. I never thought for a moment that I would have to contemplate a possible reality of not being able to leave my home or see a loved one to ensure safety and precaution to others and to oneself.
Going on holiday, travelling the world and even the simple task of going to work in the office maybe out of the equation but self-actualization in this process is paramount. Taking the ‘bull by the horns’ in this surreal upheaval. If we can life map this can we possibly flow through a change... a change for the better? Response - to what is happening, Recovery - whilst life heads back to the new norms.... and then what? A Reset? What will be the new norms? Can we actually gain something and make a few things better from this pandemic situation and see a whole reset to life as we knew it pre-Covid19?
But what if we take a look at all these heavy concerns, worries and strife that are real actual life game changers - what if we turned it around, see that all the negatives are also reason for hope, where there’s no concern - let’s face it there is no hope. With hope - there becomes new understandings, opportunities and real possibilities of diminishing outdated practices, idealisms thus, converting into new reformed better approaches in societies and economies. Can this situation take us through phase by phase taking systematic issues, creating a more broad minded society, work practices and ethics to take a step back to what really matters?
So take a moment of self actualization... What does 2021 have in store for you?
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