Be Kind To Yourself In 2021

Date posted: 28th January 2021


January normally marks the start of a ‘new you’ with millions of people across the country embark on their new year resolutions. But with 2020 being one of the most challenging years both professionally and personally, the best new year’s resolution in 2021 is to be kind to yourself and to make sure that mentally you are in a good place to take on yet another uncertain and potentially chaotic year. 


So, the Kingswood Group team has put together a list of small changes you can make in 2021 both professionally and personally to ensure that your mental health and mindfulness is capable of handling everything that this year has to throw at us.


Limit Social Media Time


We all love a tweet, a like or a poke but there is resounding evidence that overuse of social media can have a negative impact on our mental health.  Additionally, with everyone spending more time at home with nothing to do, we are capable more likely to spend hours upon hours scrolling through the various socials. 


This isn’t always a bad thing – social media has helped people stay in touch and converse with their loved one during these difficult times which is absolutely priceless. However, there is value in making sure that we take some time away from our screens where we can. Whether we decide to go for a 15 minute walk around the block, do some exercise or even make a cup of tea, getting up and taking some time away from our screens is absolutely critical for keeping ourselves mentally healthy this year.


Give yourself some care


Self-care comes in so many different forms. 


From a hot bubble bath to cooking your favourite meal to walking the dog. Self-care is not just about pampering, it is about finding the time to do things that we enjoy and having the ability to say no to things that we really do not want to do. 


Self-care can mean completely different things to different people. But whatever it means to you, as long as you are ensuring that you are being mindful and kind to yourself that is all that matters.


Forgive yourself


One of the key lessons that we learnt in 2020 is that we might not always get the results and outcomes that we wanted. Whether it’s the Q2 sales forecast at work or the Zoom quiz that you’ve put together for your friends – the current climate that we are living in means that there are going to be times where we can’t predict or may not like the outcome of several events. 


It is important that we give ourselves credit and remind ourselves of the challenging times we are living in. Forgive ourselves when things don’t go our way and make sure that we stay positive wherever we can and keep moving forward. 


Talk to someone


Inevitably, there will be times during 2021 that leave us feeling down and deflated. So probably the most important new year’s resolution for 2021, is to make sure that we talk to someone. 


Don’t suffer in silence due in 2021. A problem shared is a problem halved and no matter how big or small you think your problems or worries are, reaching out and talking to people about how they are feeling as well as yourself is a new year’s resolution that we would all benefit from in 2021.


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