Whilst this Covid-19 pandemic is far from over, things are beginning to look better than they did a couple of months ago. It is true of course that the coming months could see things go backwards, but for now at least let’s keep our eyes on a more positive future. I watched a fantastic video from the brilliant last week about the importance of taking lessons from his year forward, and I got to thinking about what exactly those lessons would be. We all have made our own discoveries this year of course, but these are the main lessons which most of us will have to learn from.
That old saying that you don’t know what you’ve got until its gone really rang true for many of us this year, when we lost those freedoms which we may have taken for granted. If any of you are like me, you’ll have been sitting at home, dreaming of all the places which you are going to travel to once this is over, the activities which you want to try out. We have suffered this year, which is why we have to take the chance to embrace life and everything that we want to do, once we get the chance to do so again.
So many of us are guilty of putting off meeting up with friends and family, and I have been rueing many of those chances which I had in the last 6 or 7 months. I will not be taking that liberty for granted again going forward, and nor should any of us. We have missed the social side of things very dearly in the last few months, and this is another lesson which we have all had to learn.
The conversation around mental wellbeing and health was already moving in a very positive direction prior to all of this, and the last year has brought that topic even further into the conversation. Even those how believe themselves to be mentally tough have recognized signs that they may not be as healthy as they thought. As we go forward we have to continuously focus on mental wellbeing and health, addressing where we are and what we can do to improve things.
Ability to Adapt
One of the biggest takeaways which we have from this year is just how important it is to be flexible and to adapt to a changing landscape. This has been the case for businesses which have weathered the storm, and it will certainly be the case for people too. If this year has taught us anything it is that we all must be aware of just how quickly situations change, and why we should always be ready to adapt and change what we are doing and how we do it. This is likely to be the toughest lesson of all to learn.
What lessons have you learned from the events of this year?