2020 was definitely one for the books. I mean taking it all the way back from January 2020 to December 2020, it was as if nothing was off the charts. We actually went from one shocking news to the next every single month?
Anyway to simply put it, it was a tough year for a lot of us and one that taught us many valuable lessons we will probably be taking away.
I must admit, I have had my fair share of lessons learned last year but I feel what I am going to share below are crucial things I hope we all take on board this new year so let’s begin!
Number one – Tomorrow is not promised
If there’s one thing last year should’ve taught all of us, it has to be this. For some horrible reason, death seems to have been a prominent thing last year. So many lives lost and so many people gone way too soon before their time.
As depressing as this part of the year was, I hope it teaches us to live our lives to the fullest and to live everyday like it’s our last. I hope we’re able to understand how important it is to live in the present moment rather than dwelling on what has been or what could be.
Number two – Life can be very unpredictable
How uncertain last year was alone should teach us all that you can make so many plans for the future but life will always move according to its own terms. I think how unpredictable life was in 2020 should also teach us all that with every plan we make or every goal that we set, we must understand that sometimes there will always be things out of our control working against us.
Did anyone else also plan to go on multiple holidays and said to themselves that they were going to get their lives together this year only for COVID-19 to hit full force and switch up everything? I know I can’t be the only one!
Number three – Cherish and value loved ones
This ties in very well with point number one. 2020 should have definitely taught us the importance of valuing and cherishing our loved ones whilst they’re still here. I want all of us including myself to use the remainder of this year and all & the years that follow to make plans with loved ones, spend time with them and tell them how much we love and cherish them.
Number four – Health is wealth
You can have everything you desire in this life but if your health is compromised, your quality of life will take a hit. I hope this year has taught us how important it is to value ourselves and our well-being.
I hope from now going forward we all make an active decision to always put our health first. This could be either going to the doctor’s for regular check ups, listening to our bodies and being relentless even when we’re told by medical professionals that we’re being “dramatic” when we bring something up to them about our health.
I also hope we all make a conscious effort to partake in habits that have a positive impact on our health whilst also doing our best to stay away from ones that will compromise our health.
Number five – An emergency fund is vital
I hope last year taught all of us the importance of having emergency funds as adults. Job losses depressingly seem to have been the thing in 2020 with COVID-19 wrecking so many organisations and livelihoods. I have to say even though I live at home and do not particularly have any responsibilities, having an emergency fund after being made redundant made life a little pleasant because I knew I had something to fall back on if I wanted to go out with friends or fund something.
By the way, I understand having the means to save is a luxury some can’t afford. The point I am trying to make above though is that if you have the chance to save, take that chance and save!
We have now come to the end of this post and I think this has been one of my favourite blog posts to write. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Are there any lessons you took from 2020 year that you’d like to add?