Remember how full of hope we were at the beginning of 2020. All bright eyed and bushy tailed with big dreams saying things like "I'm having 2020 vision this year"!
What a difference 188 days makes. Now we're all shell shocked, hoping our pants fit and trying to figure out what's next.
Good news is we still have 177 days to change our course.
I hate to break it to you but we have to let go of what might have been, what could have been and what should have been to move forward. We can still mourn these losses but to sit in a space of "But it wasn't supposed to be this way!!!" (even whats that's #fact) doesn't serve you.
Circumstances have changed. Our expectations and plans must change as well.
Here are three questions to ask yourself to clear the slate heading into the back half of the year.
Have I mourned the losses of 2020? We've all lost something this year. From time with family to missed events to financial loss,your loss is real and valid. Sit with sadness, anger and frustration of your loss then choose to move forward. It doesn't mean we forget, we just move forward.
Have I adjusted my goals and expectations for the year?Often times we know circumstances and things have changed for us but we don't adjust our life accordingly, including goals and expectations. We try and put the square peg into the round hole. Take an honest look at where your life is now and see where you need to make adjustments.
What have I learned over the past 6 months that I can take with me? I don't want to hype up the past months too much but I know we have all learned something from it. From adaptability to slowing down we have all become aware of changes we want to implement going forward. Finding some kind of positive in the mess is a key element in moving on.
Often times our losses and frustration (as valid as they are) are such a distraction from us moving forward. Let's change that today!