I've seen so many posts on social media about 'being glad to see the back of 2020' and how 2020 has been 'a write off'.
But I really don't feel like this kind of message is helping anyone.
Of course it's been hard, lots of people have lost their jobs because of it (including me from my previous gym role) and not seeing family has been tough.
But to write off a whole year?
Surely we can learn from the challenges we've faced?
Haven't we carried on no matter what and still managed to survive?
We've made work-arounds and new habits, we've had to think outside the box.
I think we should be congratulating ourselves at how well we've actually done given our change in circumstances.
I'm always a half-glass full sort of person, I learnt to be because the other side of thinking was just too detrimental to my mental health.
I'm not saying we should pretend everything is rosy and put on fake smiles.
Just be a bit more open minded with your thoughts.
Why not try this little exercise; scroll through you photo album on your mobile or look back through your calendar and jot down all the events, walks, sights, film nights, date nights, accomplishments that have happened this year.
You might be surprised at how much you actually did with 2020, despite everything :)