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  • Writer's pictureAnabelle Smith

20 lessons from 2020

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

Hi friends,

Back with a bang. It's been a pretty busy few months for me, but I am feeling good and looking to finish off the year strong, happy, and healthy. I hope you are all feeling good too, and proud that you have made it through this uniquely challenging year.

This will probably be my last post for 2020, so I thought I'd share some of the lessons this year has taught me, and hope you can relate, or find some value from the following...

  1. You are not in control of everything, and you never will be.

  2. Having a plan, and it not working out sucks. But, you can make a new plan.

  3. Kindness is key.

  4. Open your eyes to the world around you, there is always something to smile about.

  5. Prioritize your sleep schedule. You will be a better human for it.

  6. Your health is your wealth.

  7. You will never regret the time and effort you put into your relationships

  8. Do things for you. Look after yourself first. Have your own back.

  9. Stop relying on things to happen for you, or for other people to make decisions for you, follow your gut and pave your own path.

  10. There are so many creative and inspiring cooking videos on Tik Tok. Try new things in the kitchen!

  11. You don't know your limits. Keep breaking down the roof that you or others put up for you.

  12. Tough times don't last, but tough people do.

  13. You are wonderful just the way you are. Don't seek approval from people who don't care.

  14. Stay connected. We need each other!

  15. Be content on your own. It is empowering to feel strong and confident and at peace with yourself, for yourself. Go for solo walks, listen to podcasts, read more books, and fill up your own cup first.

  16. The scope for learning is endless. You are not dumb, you just haven't learnt it yet.

  17. Life is fragile. Love hard.

  18. Know what makes you feel good, and do those things more often.

  19. People will disappoint you, but it's not your fault.

  20. Maybe, everything happens for a reason. And this year came to force everyone to slow down and reassess what's important in life? Do I have the foundations to thrive or am I in constant survival mode as the world usually wraps me up in its fast pace?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, stay safe, healthy, and happy, and here's to a fantastic 2021.

Love, Belle X

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