Here's to New Beginnings

With the final page of the calendar turned, many are starting to think about New Year’s resolutions. But after the year we’ve had, it may be a good time for a break. With survival becoming the main goal for the past several months, individuals and organizations should go easier on themselves. Turn thoughts from resolutions and new challenges to healing and restoration.

Resolutions can be stressful not only to come up with but also to remain committed to. This was especially true in 2020, where the new decade was to bring renewed energy behind plans. But as a completely new virus swept the globe, things drastically changed.

The person planning to travel more saw their international flights grounded. The newly single individual had to postpone their reentry into the dating world. Someone looking to hit the gym more often, could not safely do so. Entrepreneurs looking to start their own business no longer had the security for a new venture. The money a business owner was saving for an expansion, had to be repurposed to make payroll as sales dropped. A retiree had to return to the workforce to help increase the number of available essential workers.

Though there is light at the end of the tunnel, our challenges are not quite over. So, let go of New Year’s resolutions this year, and look instead to a new way of being. Be kind to your colleagues, to your family, and to yourself. And focus only on forward movement.

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