Kicking the A$$ out of the remainder of 2020
Sometimes my weekly emails just fly off my fingertips, and other weeks it is a little like pulling nails from my them; this week was one of them until two things caught my eye.
While searching for a postage stamp in my desk drawer I saw a little post it sticker on which I had written:
YOU ARE ALWAYS ONE DECISION AWAY FROM A TOTALLY DIFFERENT LIFE
Profound and so true.
AND THEN I saw this meme above of the lady which I thought was hilarious.
Then I got to thinking about the little old lady, it is a funny, not funny scenario. As we are heading into 2021, can you resonate with the woman in the meme?
Do you feel or think you used this year? OR did it go to waste?
Time is not a renewable resource so to waste it would is tantamount to criminal activity (ok, I over exaggerate) but I want you to spend a moment or two thinking about how you would like the remainder of the year to play out for you.
Be honest with what you would like to do, see, think and feel for the next two months and be honest with yourself about what is working in your current life and what isn’t.
How would you like to spend the next 62 days?
You may think you are surviving rather than thriving and it takes about all you can do to get through the day or week, and I feel for you, I really do. We live in crazy, uncertain times where we seem to spend twice as long on things for half the return – everything feels like hard yards, even going to the supermarket can feel like an ordeal, not to mention the political storm brewing in the US at the moment. But a little bit of forethought can change the trajectory of your year end for the better, so why not give it a go?
WE CAN PLAN the remainder to 2020, after all, if 2020 has taught us anything it is how to be resilient and adaptable. Plan the bare minimum and anything over and above that is a bonus.
In the simplest of terms imagine you want to have a couple of friends over for drinks/dinner/happy hour (bare minimum) and the weather forecast is terrible so you need to plan to be inside. It’s not ideal but it is probably do-able. Organize the evening as per your social distance needs, and put it on your calendar so you have something to look forward to. If the sun comes out or temps warm up and you can entertain outside, invite some others to join you (the bonus). At least you have something on the calendar, just don’t tell your friends they are the bare minimum 😉
One more quick example
You are in the market for a new job, you think companies aren’t recruiting so you are sitting in zoom call hell hating every minute of your current job. Make a plan! Update your resumé, start your research and outreach and when companies are hiring you will be ready to get out there (the bare minimum). You have done all the preparation, and are ready to hit the ground running on the job search, and you see your ideal job advertised, you apply and get the job (that my friends is a huge bonus). You planned and it worked out in your favor.
Do you get the picture?
Make small plans to give yourself something to look forward to and if the stars line up make them into larger plans.
You owe it to yourself and those around you to have something to look forward to, we all do. If you are comfortable doing so I suggest you open up your calendar and make some small group or date night plans to take you through the holiday season.
No, it isn’t going to be like last year but making the most of what we can do, living life the best way possible and making the most of the next two months will help you feel like you are regaining a little control. Let’s face it, gaining back some of what was taken away from us this year is the most fitting way to end a year unlike no other – let’s smack 2020 in the face and let it know who’s boss in the planning department 🙂 and remember, next time someone asks you if you would like to meet up for a walk or coffee don’t say ‘Sure’, say ‘Yes, let’s get it on the calendar’.
About Zoë Dodds
Life, Health, and Fitness Coach
Zoë has a passion for helping and empowering women to the best version of themselves.
With 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry, she delivers inspiration and wealth of knowledge to her clients, some of which she shares in her blog and weekly newsletters.
Originally from England, Zoë has lived in Seattle for 9 years with her husband, two grown-up children and a Labrador called Jordi.
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