My thoughts on the year coming to an End *2020*

December 28, 2020

As this year (2020) comes to a close (thank God for that) I am reflecting on all the events of this year as well as the goals I set myself at the beginning of the year and considered whether or not I achieved them successfully.

And even though, I have experienced so many lows this year and I did not meet many of the goals I set, thank you coronavirus, I still feel like it was a successful year in other ways, i.e. spiritually.

Honestly, this year has been so up and down for me, so uncertain with so many things that have happened- one after another (good and bad). It has been a whirlwind of a year and I am glad it’s almost over.

I’m sure some of you, if not most can relate?!  🌚

This had me and my friends laugh our heads off!

New year, new norms and a better mindset!

Going into the new year, I think it is important to let go of the things that didn’t work out, the things that went wrong, the things that made us anxious, worried, afraid, drained us of our time and energy.

We need to let go of the tears, the pain, the hard times, the things that made us forget about the good years before this new decade began. The things and people that were/are toxic!

We need to let go of the negativity and try to focus on the positivity, blessings and opportunities that is yet to come into our lives in 2021.

I know it’s easier said than done- believe me, I know but need to try and focus on all of the good, instead of the bad because according to the National Science Foundation, an average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative whilst 95% are repetitive.

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

Willie Nelson

Thus, we need to be mindful of the fact that we have come this far and be grateful for it. We need to start counting out blessings instead of our problems. Especially ME.

Note to self: When Allah (God) gives you a new year which in turns is a new beginning, take it, be thankful for it, appreciate it and don’t repeat what you did the year before.

If you have come to this point in good health, still working, with a roof over your head, clean water, food, money for bills, rent/a mortgage and necessities as well as not losing your loved ones to coronavirus then like me, you are so beyond FORTUNATE.

So, let’s try and look to the future, with a heart filled with gratitude and count our blessings and focus on the year to come.

Here’s to 2021- may it be a year filled with hope, light, love, peace and blessings! In Sha Allah (God Willing).

PS. If you would like to read my post on how to feel your emotions and enhance your mental health, click here.

Until next time…

With love,

Salma

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