2020 is the worst year of our lives (but it doesn't have to be)




World War III threats. Earth's most catostophic bushfires yet. A global pandemic. I think it's safe to say that at 23:59, on Decemer 31st, none of us knew that we were in fact counting down to a year home to such an unfortunate array of events.


There's no denying that the year 2020 has unveiled what feels like an incessant series of calamitous circumstances. Equally, it's no secret that many of us are struggling to emit the level of positivity regarding the new year that we had hoped to when the year first commenced. This is only heighetend by the constant reminder that '2020 is the worst year ever'.

However, this doesn't automatically mean that we have to obligingly surrender ourselves to having the worst year of our lives. Yes, the reality we are facing is sincere and devastating. And, of course, it should not be breezily pushed aside or ignored. However, we must also remind ourselves that we still own the right to be happy, and that we should never feel guilty about trying to enjoy ourselves, about trying to make the best out of a bad situation. 






Simultaneously, the need to be a productivity machine is also ever present during these times. It's natural to almost feel obliged to make the most out of the time that we are now in such abundance of: write a book, learn a language, acquire a new skilll. Of course, doing any of these things is great. Brilliant, in fact. However, it is not essential. If you need to take some time out - take it. If you want to wake up late one day - do it. Self care is paramount. Leniency is key. Ideally, if you can manage to pinpoint the perfect combination of productivity and self care during Quarantine, then this is something that you should aim to pursue even after lockdown.

I guess where I'm getting at with today's post - as cheesy as it may come across - is simply to do what makes you happy. If you're able to, keep busy. Obtain a routine, give yourself goals, tasks, challenges. Something to get up for; something to motivate you. But, don't overwork yourself. Take time for you. And most importantly, 2020 doesn't have to be the worst year of our lives.  



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  1. Who'd have known what the hell 2020 would be like on New Year's Eve last year?! All of us wishing for 2020 are probably wishing to go back to 2019! You're absolutely right, keep yourself motivated and giving ourselves goals is key to getting through the rest of this year! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. Literally! We had no idea what was in store! Thanks for reading x

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  2. Well said! I thought 2020 was going to be my year and I am struggling so hard right now. Some days are better than others and I'd doing my best to get through it.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. Thank you! It's a very difficult time but everything will work out alright - stay safe!

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  3. I never thought 2020 will end up like this! I wish we could go back to 2019! haha

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.surrealserene.com

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  4. This is a great post! I remember looking forward to 2020 with high hopes and to say the reality is a disappointment is definitely an understatement!
    But, you're right - it doesn't have to be the worst year ever and it's definitely good advice to find the right balance of self care and productivity.
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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    1. Exactly, I was so excited to start 2020! But, absolutely, we can definitely make the most of it x

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  5. Finding the perfect balance between productivity and leniency: that is it! I love this post, thank you so much!

    Lindifique

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    1. I thought so too! Thanks so much for reading!!

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  6. Yes! This is such a great post. I have been feeling a little down in the dumps due to everything happening during this difficult time, so this post was very much needed! Thank you for posting. x

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    1. Aw thank you so much for reading! I hope you're beginning to feel better, it's certainly a difficult time we're facing! x

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  7. Great post! It's such a tough time for everyone, but we do just have to try and make the best of what we have to deal with xo

    Makeup Muddle

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  8. This year has been craaaazy! I'm looking at it as 6 months have already passed but there are still 6 months to go which will hopefully be better!
    Chloe X https://www.chloepryce.com/

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