We can all agree that 2020 was not the greatest way to ring in the new decade, and it’s most certainly a year everyone just can’t wait to finally wrap up. As we welcome 2021, let’s remember to keep a hopeful and optimistic attitude even after going through an entire year of challenges. Here are a few tips on how we can start the new year on a positive note.
Reflect on your year
2020 definitely goes down as one of the worst years in history, but it couldn’t have been all bad. List down every positive thing that happened in your life this year no matter how seemingly small it is. Finally finished that book you’d been putting off? Write it down. Got to spend more time with your family? Great! Put that on your list.
Similarly, make a list of all the negative things that happened to you this year, and reflect on what these events made you feel and what you learned from them. As cliche as it sounds, every cloud has a silver lining, and you can use the life lessons you’ve gathered in navigating the coming year.
Check in on your goals
Where are you right now in terms of your long-term goals? Did 2020 set you back, or were you given the time to work on them? No matter what your answer is, look at your progress objectively and plan to do better in 2021.
Plan out the next year
Spend the remaining days of 2020 planning for 2021. Having reflected on your year and your goals, you should now ask yourself where you want to be by 2022. What do you think should be your next steps to get there? On the other hand, remember to not put too much pressure on yourself and give yourself a break when you need it.
Make small positive changes
Turning your life around in 2021 doesn’t mean making big changes at once. Something as simple as keeping a journal can have a huge positive impact on your mindset, as well as getting into an exercise routine. There’s a reason why people’s resolutions always include working out more!
You don’t even have to wait for the new year to make these changes. We love to overindulge during the holidays, but try to start paying attention to what you eat starting at Noche Buena. It will be easier to begin 2021 on a positive note when you don’t have extra weight and guilt to shed.
Giving back is also a great way to inject some positivity into your life, and you can do so by regularly donating to charity or volunteering at a local organization.
Invest your money wisely
2020 has made us rethink our lifestyle and priorities. Buying a home may be one of the best decisions you can make in the coming year — not just for the sake of having your own place, but as a viable long-term investment as well.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the advantages of living in an integrated community, where everything you need is within your reach. Suntrust Shanata, a condominium building in Novaliches, Quezon City, is a great investment home for those who want the convenience of residing near essential establishments, such as hospitals, shopping malls, and schools.
Moving to the countryside also sounds perfect if you want to get away from the crowds of Metro Manila. The Arcadia, a master-planned community in Porac, Pampanga, aims to provide luxurious countryside living with resort-like amenities and commercial establishments for its future residents’ convenience.
Check out more of Suntrust’s properties here.