This year we have experienced struggle as a collective. It has allowed room for compassion for each other. Instead of looking at what separates us we have been more focused on sharing what we have financially, spiritually and emotionally. It has taught us that we are part of a wider community and that we all compliment each other. Instead of looking back let’s build on the new perspective that 2020 has given us. Continue smiling at the neighbours on your daily walk and checking on those who may be struggling.
Our awareness of others has lead to changes in how we look at racial injustice, mental health and poverty. Depending on what lens we look at it 2020 has been a year of breakthrough. What has 2020 shown you about your habits? As 2021 approaches think about the important revelations you have had personally. You may have noticed walking has improved your mental health. Or more time indoors has allowed you to become more self aware. Consider ways that you could incorporate it into your New Year. Remember if you fall, get back up, you are closer to the finish line.
Mental Health at Home:
v Create a schedule, times can be flexible, but it gives you a daily purpose
v Have a relax day or two, you can’t produce from a empty cup
v Get dressed in the morning and read a scripture, listen to morning motivation or put on your favourite song (that one that makes you sing and dance along)
v Schedule an hour to think things over or to catch up news, then no more!
v Spend time thinking about things that you are grateful for
v Video call friends and family to stay connected
v Go for daily walks, look at the birds and trees, appreciate the peace
v Contact creditors to make them aware if you have been affected by the current health crisis (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07312129767 if you want support with this).
v Write a weekly/monthly budget of what you plan to pay on bills, spend for entertainment and save for your future (check out rosetintedfinancial.com click Downloads for a Basic Spreadsheet)
v Write a shopping list before you head out to reduce overspending and do not shop hungry (you may end up with a basket full of goodies instead of tomorrow’s cooking ingredients😅)