An Idea for 2021

Posted by Edyta Pacuk & filed under Reflection.

The idea is simple…

Get a jar.

You might want to decorate it – here is a project for ‘21!

At the end of each week, write down one good memory of the week on a piece of paper and put it in the jar.

Thank you for this idea, Thorsten!

Considering that 2020 is a year we all want to forget, and the warnings of a tough third wave put a damper on the New Year as it just begins, it is important we do not neglect to self-love.

Reflecting weekly on our own positive experiences can be a nice morale booster. And… it will help us appreciate all the good things that happened to us when the end of December comes and we empty the jar while eating gingerbread cookies and sipping on a glass of Amarone.

Bombarded by motivational quotes that aim to pep me up, I scroll through Facebook or Instagram messages. I am jaded already. However, one, again simple, “to do” list has served me well. Here it is, from the master, Deepak Chopra, for your reflection and pleasure:

  • Meditate
  • Journal
  • Take breaks
  • Separate from your screen
  • Connect with a friend
  • Breathe
  • Go for a long walk
  • Read for pleasure
  • Do something creative
  • Go to bed early
  • Declutter your space

I look at this list and think one thing is missing…

  • Learn something new

Perhaps it is covered under “do something creative”, but the challenge of going through the process from ignorant arrogance to humble mastery is important to me.

So, I am signing up for a few Master Classes, am overcoming my dislike of Zoom karate (I get confused, despite the magical skills of our Sensei) and am considering joining a peer learning group. Ask me in December how many good memories will be connected to that.

Aside from all this – have a better, kinder, more generous 2021!



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