Happy almost New Year! Here we go with 2020 again, but at least we get to go outside and know what we are dealing with (at some level at least).
Unfortunately, I got covid and even though I had symptoms that were more mild than other people, it really messed up my head…I mean, I had to isolate on my own for almost two weeks and the thought of not doing what pleases me because I ran the risk of spreading the virus to other people, really made me feel bad, depressed, anxious and everything in between for a few days.
I know other people had it worst, but to be honest, when it comes to dealing with your thoughts, it doesn’t really matter what other people are going through when you are in a vulnerable place, so with that said, I believe even more to be compassionate and learn to not just say positive things to people who are struggling because may be they just want someone to talk to and be sad until they get better.
Last year, I was looking for speakers for one of the conferences at my previous job, and I found a guy whose name is Ben Nemtin. He started the Buried Life movement and became a keynote speaker. If you are like me and need to have something to look forward to (a trip, a challenge, a goal, etc.), then you should check him out. When he was younger and depressed, he created a bucket list of things he wanted to do before he died. So, for everything he completed in his bucket list, he would help a stranger with one thing on their bucket list.
So, it got me thinking…I want to create my bucket list. I have things I want to do in my head, and always end up doing a new year list for my professional life, but what about actually writing a list of things I want to do on my spare time? Not everything is about work…
I know the world is a little rough right now, but it’s always a good time to bring some happiness in your life no matter what is going on around us.
Will you create a bucket list? I am so ready to feel better again and I think this is a good start!