Very few people will be sad to put 2020 in the rearview mirror. This year has been incredibly challenging, and we are all hopeful that next year will be better. However, just because the calendar turns doesn’t mean things will automatically be sunshine and roses. This is a great time to remember that it’s important to take the lessons learned in 2020 to find success in 2021.
Many people avoid the news – and with good reason. However, it’s important to stay informed about what’s happening around you as we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Keeping up with the news helps you and your clients stay one step ahead and prepare for what’s coming next. You don’t have to immerse yourself in the news. Set up a few alerts and carve out a little time each morning or evening to catch up on what’s happening.
This year was a stark and startling reminder that we will suffer if we can’t adapt quickly to new circumstances. If you are not willing to try new things, you’ll have no way to keep up when times change. In 2020, we had to adapt to things like contactless delivery (which wasn’t so bad), buying and wearing masks, spending time virtually with people we are used to seeing every day, focusing more on outdoor activities, etc. Being adaptable in 2020 allowed us to be resilient. As we move into 2021, carry some of that adaptive spirit with you. Don’t let challenges stop you, go around roadblocks and try new things.
Another staggering lesson we learned this year is the importance of both financial and emotional reserves. You never know when your job could be yanked away from you, so it’s important to build your savings to cover personal expenses in tough times. It’s also important to build emotional reserves by taking time to do things that are important to you and connecting with people who support you because you never know when external stress will come crashing down onto you.
Focus On Work–Life Balance
This is a major lesson learned from 2020 that can help you in the future. Most professionals struggled with work-life balance before the pandemic, but when home became the office (and often the school and the daycare), it became a real struggle. When things start getting back to normal, and schools and offices are open again, don’t forget to focus on creating balance for yourself. Don’t fall back into old habits. Be present at work when you are at work and be present at home when you are at home.
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