What a year 2020 has been, like we are in a pandemic who would’ve thought that would have happened??? It has been a year that has tested people’s patience and relationships. The funny thing is, it’s not even half way over! So we can’t just look at the negatives we have to also look at the positive side, which are the life lessons it has taught us. Here are some lessons that 2020 has already taught me…. so far (we all know there are going to be more lol).
How to See the Positive in the Worst
This pandemic has brought so much negative energy with it. However, it has also brought our world closer together. If we just sat here looking at how this virus is causing so many problems we would just be upset all the time. This is why I have learned to see the positive; families are becoming closer, relationships are becoming strong, people are working together to spread kindness and love. It just shows that even when the worst is happening there is always kindness to get us through.
How to Adapt
This year is just a prime example of, you can’t plan the future because things are always going to change. It is in our nature as humans to learn how to adapt to certain situations whether we like it or not. This year has just proven that we are capable of adapting to even the worst possible circumstances. For myself I have adapted to having school online, working out from home and even moving back in with my family. These are all things I did not plan on doing this year but things happen and we have to find ways to make it work.
How to Have Patience
With so many unanswered questions , I have had to learn how to have some patience. I was supposed to finish school and get my life started but everything has been put on hold. With everything on hold I have had to learn to be patient and let nature run its course. I have also had to learn to be patience with myself and my body; since the gyms are not open I can’t achieve some of my goals. These are all things that I have wanted to happen now but I have learned that even if I want it, it’s not going to come right away.
Don’t Take Anything for Granted
This has to be the biggest lesson I have learned. With being stuck at home and not being able to see my friends or loved ones, I have learned to never take for granted there presents again. I will not take for granted going to the gym, restaurants or anything that was easily accessible anymore. I have learned to cherish phone calls, facetime and even text messages as this can be the only way to communicate with some people right now. If anything this pandemic has helped to make relationships stronger and even sparked up some old ones.
I think many people can agree this pandemic has really been a wakeup call. It has given many of us a fresh start. It has allowed us to catch up on work, or chores around the house. It has given us the chance to let life slow down for a bit and allow ourselves to balance out. I encourage you to not look at this situation in a negative light start to look at it as a new beginning!
So what has 2020 taught you? Tell me below!