I often reflect on the year we’re leaving at the end of December, yet in some ways I don’t even know where to start with 2020.
Its been a privilege to work with people on the difficulties that so many of us have experienced this year and to support them through it. And I’ve worked with more and more businesses that are wanting to support staff with their wellbeing and I’ve been lucky enough to see the positive impact this has had.
On a personal note, without doubt, the hardest part for me has been the restrictions on spending time with family. So much of what we’ve known for so long has been tipped upside down, and this has been, and will continue to be, what I struggle with the most.
If we didn’t think this already, 2020 has taught us that we don’t always have to be pushing and achieving the next thing. It’s perfectly fine to sometimes just be. Or just to coast. Or even just get through. If you’re leaving 2020 reading lots about what others have achieved “in-spite of the pandemic” think of it what you will, but certainly don’t let it negatively impact you.
The most important thing to ask yourself is ‘what matters to me’ not what matters to others.