If I had to describe 2020 in one word, it would be TRANSFORMATIVE. 2020 has rocked the very foundation of our lives and society at large. This year disrupted our way of living and made us refocus on what is truly important. It showed us how interconnected we are and how our individual choices can have an impact on the world around us. This year brought out the best in some and the worst in others. It activated some of our most primal instincts, both good and bad. We’ve seen profound expressions of compassion and equally damning displays of selfishness. 2020 put a magnifying glass on the human race and showed us for who and what we are. I’ve spent a lot of time observing myself and the world this year while trying to take every opportunity to learn from this moment.
While this year didn’t go as we planned, it went exactly how it should. It is up to those of us who survive this pivotal moment in time to apply what we’ve learned and reimagine what it means to be alive. What is important to you (the real you)? What makes you come alive? Who matters most to you? What are you doing for appearance’s sake that you can leave behind? What lies have you been telling yourself that you’re ready to face the truth about? How can you live more honestly and true to your heart? How can you be more compassionate and share joy with the world? These are the questions we should be asking ourselves on a daily basis. This is how we become more in tune with who we truly are.
I am constantly in state of deep reflection. Instead of running from myself like I once did, I spend a lot of time observing myself, my thoughts, and my choices. It allows me to connect with myself on a deeper level and zero in on areas of my life where I may be stuck, instead of filling my mind with distractions that keep me separated from myself. I highly recommend spending some time each day with yourself in a meaningful way. If you want more peace, love, success, and happiness in your life in 2021, it’s time to start having the deep conversations with yourself now.
I created this 2020 Reflections Worksheet to help guide you on your journey to self reflection, self discovery and self improvement. I hope you find this useful as we all close the chapter on 2020 and prepare for a better 2021 ahead. What did you learn about yourself? Drop a note in the comments below. Cheers to better days ahead of living authentically and at peace with ourselves. 💛✨
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Very nice post, Gina. You have a very uplifting way of looking at life. I hope you keep your optimism throughout your life; it is a valuable asset.
All the best to you in the New Year. I look forward to reading your future essays.
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Thank you so much for reading, Hillary! I really appreciate your thoughtful comments. It took me a very long road and a lot of loss to gain this perspective, but I’m so glad I’m here. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!! 🤗