As we come into the first full week of 2021 and it still may not be getting started In the way we all hoped I thought it worth thinking about what we can take into this year and also what we can take from 2020 and reflect on what we’ve learnt, experienced and what we can still achieve and experience
Here are my thoughts, please feel free to let me know yours…
- Be Adaptable – A lot of us have had to adapt hugely in the last year. This is likely to have been in many different ways, from a working perspective, a social perspective, a budgeting perspective and even in health and fitness. A lot of people have had to learn to put themselves out there more online not only professionally but personally, learn new skills to stay current In their field and also remain in touch with friends and family. Different ways of exercising and training people online has seen a massive increase in home workouts and online fitness. In some ways the fitness industry has stepped up massively and adapted very well.
- Be Consistent – Continue to show up for your friends, family and even followers. Be a ‘go to’ person in your field and consistently engage with those that matter whether that be professional, or personal relationships but be there when needed
- Be understanding to others – This last year has been a challenge for all and we have all had our own journey through it which should be given respect and understanding. We might be in the same storm but we are not all in the same boat and this should be considered carefully when listening to others.
- Remember we can get through anything – life isn’t about what happens to us but how we deal with it. Remain positive as dark clouds do clear, brighter days are coming
- Continue to be active – This isn’t just about physical health but mental health too. Being active and doing physical exercise releases feel good hormones (endorphins) Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body and are structurally similar to the drug morphine, they are considered natural painkillers because they activate opioid receptors in the brain that help minimize discomfort. They can also help bring about feelings of euphoria and general well-being.
- Enjoy the Outdoors – Get outside as much as possible, fresh air and the great outdoors is such a great thing to boost the mind and pick us up. This goes for all year round too so remember there’s no such thing as bad weather, it bad clothes choice… so if in doubt get out and layer up
- Keep Learning – Try something new or learn a new skill, read more or watch something educational. Enhance your mind and fuel your brain. Get productive and see exactly what you can achieve, you may surprise yourself
- Do Something different – Remember if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Go on dare to be different
- Continue to Inspire and help others where you can
If you have any thoughts on the above do let me know and please do share.