What a joy 2021 has been. Don’t you agree? You must be grumpier than me.
It’s not been plain sailing these last 2 years has it? However, I have to admit the hardship of these last few months has somehow developed a fortitude in me I’m grateful for. I’ve been pushed under the pressure to go beyond the usual, test my own limits, get to the bare bone of what I really want out of life.
For many, for too long being extra busy or stressed out bestowed a feeling of importance and meaning before the pandemic; you had to be overworked to feel like you’re living it, like a badge of honour nearly. The last 2 years stamped with the Covid pandemic have come and totally changed that mindset. Stress levels have never been higher at such a macro level, the stress joke’s over.
Mental health has never been this central in conversations; the taboo has been lifted, and it doesn’t ring odd anymore to claim the benefits of adding yoga or meditation to our everyday life. To the risk of becoming merely fashionable at some point (hopefully not), therapy is being democratised. People discover that some outlets offer very affordable therapy sessions or even free counselling; a lot of those solutions have always been there but are only now being put to light, because the pandemic has created huge interest around mental health.
A scientific UK review published this week has downplayed the efficiency of antidepressants, after the National Health Service recently formally advised doctors against routinely prescribing antidepressants. The recommended routes for mild illness are meditation, mindfulness and talking therapies.
All things considered, 2021 has pushed my mental boundaries and helped shift my mindset. I’ve been rudely reminded not to take certain aspects of my life for granted. When life gives you lemons…
What do you want? Happiness is a journey. Be kind to yourself. You have a choice always. Keep calm. Obsess over what you’ve already got; there will be little space left to think about what you don’t have.
We’re alive, so let’s live. Put some dance music on come on!
Be grateful. Be grateful. Be grateful.
I wish you to find the year end Magic, ENJOY AND THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!