The year 2020 was described as being a “Dumpster Fire”!
The term “Dumpster Fire” describes something that’s a colossal mess. It’s something that no one wants to deal with and makes someone very anxious.
Year Of Intense Anxiety
Intense anxiety affected us all over and over again in 2020.
From fear over COVID-19 to the isolating effects of social distancing fed the dumpster fire. Also, social and political unrest, natural disasters and financial struggles have fed it even more.
Many people have never experienced mental health issues like anxiety until 2020. Also, they’re very anxious about what 2021 is going to bring.
Anxious Before 2020
There are a lot of people who’ve been living with an anxiety disorder, long before 2020.
For some their symptoms got worse, but for a few symptoms improved.
Those few sufferers felt equipped to handle the present. They took the time and effort to work on their mental health and they also learned valuable life lessons along the way.
Life Lessons For Coping With A New World
The year 2020 has taught us many lessons to live by. These are the same lessons that chronic anxiety sufferers live by.
Life Lessons Include:
Self-Care Is A Priority, Not A Privilege
It’s hard to put yourself first. You have to pay attention to work, your family and other obligations.
Self Care is the attention paid to yourself in the spirit of growth and wellness. It’s important for staying healthy.
It’s often seen as a luxury. At times it’s mistaken for self-absorption and “me first”. However, self-care is really an important necessity for taking care of yourself, so you can take care of others.
Failure Is Inevitable For Success
Small or big changes in our lives happen that tear us down and cause us to fail.
Failure might make us feel unworthy for not succeeding. I got news for you, it’s an inevitable part of life.
Instead of seeing failure as a bad thing it’s important to see it differently. Failure should remind you to approach a goal in a different way based on the lessons you’ve learned. You might end up reemerging stronger than ever.
Things Aren’t Always What They Seem
Staying open minded is important, because things aren’t always what they seem.
Sometimes people, situations and certain events end up being different that how we see them. It comes to show that how you see a situation is neither correct, nor your beliefs are well adjusted.
Our minds have a habit of jumping to conclusions and rushing into things.
Be Intentional With Everything You Do
What does this mean? It means to live with intention, which means to consciously choose to create the life you want.
It also means to not have your life dictated by other people. Instead you do everything with a clear purpose and focus.
Listen To Your Gut Instinct
A gut feeling is something only you experience. It’s a personal feeling that no one else can weigh in on except you.
Often, its anxiety that comes as tightness in your chest or stomach.
It’s an intuition that tells you that a situation is off. Listening to it helps you avoid unhealthy relationships and situations.
Don’t Waste Your Time With People And Things That Don’t Add Value To Your Life
This is very important. It makes anxiety worse when you spend time with the wrong people. They’ll not only add zero value to your life, they also make your anxiety worse.
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