We deserve a break in 2021. All of us. 2020 was a bust. Well, actually it was worse than a bust – it was a total disaster! In fact, history books will objectively record the fact that 2020 was a complete nightmare.
So for this post, we’re not going to make new year’s resolutions. However, we are going to project and manifest some hopes for the new year, ideas and meditations for improvement – be it financial, nutritional, interpersonal, or whatever it is you need.
These ideas will be both general and specific, equations with variables. It’s up to you to plug in the variables as they relate to your life to solve the equation and make 2021 the year you turned everything around!
Make sound financial decisions
As much as we might like to deny it, happiness really does have a lot to do with financial stability. Practically speaking, it’s just hard to concentrate when you’re worried about paying bills. It’s tough letting loose if you’re stressed about putting food on the table and keeping the lights on.
If you’re an entrepreneur or a small business owner, you’ve got a backlog of numbers, metrics, and statistics you have to think about. This can cloud your judgment and make it difficult to focus on the bottom line.
Perhaps you’d be better off focusing on the end goal. What are you trying to accomplish?
For solopreneurs, you may be just figuring out how to turn a profit. Perhaps you’re looking for investors and startup capital. Or may you’re trying to flip some property or sell a brand. This includes eCommerce entrepreneurs who sell Amazon FBA businesses, which is not hard to do if you’re earning at least 70% of your online sales through Amazon’s popular fulfillment program.
You see, focus, objective, and end-goals are everything: what are you trying to accomplish? You have to know the answer to that before it can materialize in reality. Who else is going to manifest it if not you?
Take care of your body and mind
If there’s one thing you learned this year it’s the importance of health: physical health and emotional health. The pandemic which swept across the world mostly targeted people who were already sick, whose immune systems were weakened. People who were overweight or obese with poor diets and had high cholesterol, or who smoked, were far more likely to die as a result of contracting Covid-19.
So just like making sound financial decisions, you should make sound health decisions. It’s pretty simple: exercise, make fairly healthy nutritional/diet choices and don’t put toxins in your body.
There were plenty of people who got very sick from Covid-10 who did not have health problems. Some of them even died. And not all health issues can be changed. You may have a pre-existing condition that is completely beyond your control. But, generally speaking, people who are in good health are more likely to have the immune system defenses to survive a sudden illness.
Learn from the life lessons of 2020
We spent much of this year burrowed inside our homes, worrying and terrified about the state of our world. If this didn’t open up some new avenues of experience for you, I don’t know what will. Chances are you learned some powerful life lessons in 2020.
Maybe you spent the pandemic alone and learned how much you want to not be alone. Or maybe you spent the quarantine with your family or in a damaged relationship and learned how badly you need more private space.
Everyone went through their own unique dark night of the soul this year. Now it’s time to learn from it.