“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” - T.S Eliot.
An ending only leads to new beginnings. As the year 2020 comes to an end, we shall embark on a new year full of hopes and dreams. Many of us may have had a set of goals we would like to achieve in the year 2020 but due to unforeseen circumstances, those plans had to be held back as the universe had other plans for us for the year.
However, it is never too late to achieve what you set out for yourself. It does not matter if 2020 was not the year to do it all because 2020 was a year for us to achieve other goals that we were too busy fo before, to begin with. For it was a year of taking the time to fully understand ourselves and the things we want in life. A moment to sit back and re-educate ourselves in ways that make us simply more human than ever before.
So do it all in 2021, when the world gets better. Simply when the world is ready for us again. Here are 3 New Year’s resolutions that we encourage you to keep for the year 2021:
It is good to always be up to date by staying online, but it is also important to log off every once in a while from the online world and spend quality time with yourself and your loved ones. Not to forget, to get yourself a good night’s sleep at night without being caught up on your devices all night now that we are mostly indoors and are completely relying on our devices to keep up updated on the outside world but it is not necessarily healthy for us.
Start slowly at your own pace and in time, you will truly understand the beauty of spending a good amount of time offline.
Although 90% of employers encourage breaks, only 45% of us are actually okay with taking them!
It turns out that most of us are too guilty to leave our desks for breaks. We’re too worried that it may take away time that can be used to get work done or that it would make us look less productive. But it is said that the opposite is true! 10% of most productive employees take about 17-minute breaks for every 52 minutes of work they put in at work.
There is tremendous value in breaks, and we could all stand to benefit from them. It could be from anything you do really - It is always good to let your mind and body take a moment to breathe rather than over exceeding yourself which will cause you to burn out. With that said, we highly encourage you to take a break every once in a while because it is completely healthy!
Be it on a book or online, the most successful people never stop learning! If you do not already know, there is a reason why 70% of adults in professional or managerial roles often continue their education. It is one of the best ways for us to keep up with industry trends, learn from experts, and get the creative juices flowing continuously.
One of the best ways to do that outside of a classroom is to read what others are writing about! Reading more might even help you become a better writer, and exploring external content helps you to gain different perspectives on vital issues, whether they are of personal or professional interest. You only gain more when you read and we encourage you to keep learning and growing!
With all the time we have indoors, spend them wisely before life gets a little hectic once more in the near future. It is a chance for us to fully invest in ourselves by making our mind, soul, and body healthier in so many ways! We hope everyone is coping well and we are excited for what is to come in 2021.