20 Things You Can Do This 2020
All the baggage and hurt you’ve been carrying last 2019, this is the perfect time to let go. Forgive those who have hurt you and done you wrong. But most especially, forgive yourself — you didn’t fall short, so don’t resent yourself. You were amazing, despite it all.
2. Start healing.
May 2020 be the year you will rise above every heartache, sorrow, and loss. The year you will mend every battle scar and open wound. The year you will gather all the broken pieces of your heart, of your soul, of your life, putting them all together and fixing every crack, until it becomes whole again.
3. Choose your battles.
Not every battle is worth fighting for. Learn to let go, sometimes peace is more important than proving you’re right. You don’t have to be right all the time, surrendering doesn’t equate losing, sometimes it’s winning.
4. Everyone is struggling, be compassionate.
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle we don’t know about. Before we start judging their life choices, or their behaviors – we need to fully comprehend their history and the struggles they are now facing. At the end of it all, we’re all just conquering and overcoming.
5. Be more kind
Do good to one another, even those who do you wrong. Be kind as much as you can.
6. Always be grateful.
A thank you can go a long, long way. Never forget the people who helped you be who you are right now. Keep in touch, ask them how they are, how’s life, how they’re holding up – they are a part of our success, let’s not forget that.
7. Don’t rush love.
Stop forcing love, stop fighting and stop looking. If it’s meant to find you, it will find you. Stop trying to make it work with all the wrong people, in all the wrong places. Love will find you at the right time, in the right place with the right person.
8. Appreciate your family even more.
They won’t be here forever. So even as we pursue grander things, may we never forget to spend time with them, let them know how much we love and appreciate them.
9. Nurture your passion.
Whether it’s acting, food styling, traveling, writing, singing – do it. You have to feed it with actions, these are the desires of your heart that defines your identity. Don’t ever compromise it. If ever you haven’t found yours, keep looking.
10. Be polite as much as you can.
Even in the smallest of things, hold the door for someone, bring your mother some flowers, send your best friend a sweet handwritten card, buy someone a meal, smile at strangers, say sorry, say good morning – do it more and you’ll feel so much better.
11. Take good care of yourself.
Exercise, eat healthier food, sleep more, drink more water, put some sunscreen – do it, health is truly wealth.
12. Accept life as it is.
Allow life to be what it is designed to be. Release every expectation, every undying plan – and just let it be. Let go of the unshakeable desire to achieve life in perfect detail of how you want it to be and just be able to allow it for what it is.
Listening just to respond is different than listening to actually understand and comprehend other people. Look at them right in the eyes and listen. Just listen. Be there to listen, not to respond. We have to remember that not all things revolve around us.
14. Try new things.
Meet new people. Learn a new culture. Explore new places. Connect with the people who can contribute new learnings to your being, let everyone you meet be a vessel of such.
15. Be braver.
There’s so much potential untapped in you because of fear. So this year, take risks and never ever regret doing so. Dream harder, speak louder and move bolder. Your choices don’t have to be definite all the time. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, charge it to experience and learn from it.
16. Fall in love with the idea of being alone.
As enchanted as we all are with the idea of having someone special, I hope you also learn to delight in the fact of being alone. Take yourself out on a coffee date with your diary and thoughts. Go out alone, pray alone, laugh alone, cry alone.
17. Learn to do it for yourself.
Dress up. Look good. Feel good — for yourself, not for other people’s validation. You don’t need to force yourself on everyone you meet. You don’t have to change for others too.
18. Inspire others.
Always try your best to encourage everyone you encounter in this lifetime. May it be through a simple Facebook status or a plain piece of advice – do it. Offer your shoulder, send a tight hug or a sweet kiss – anything that can be a way for someone to feel extra lighter, extra better about life.
19. Be vulnerable, be authentic, be yourself.
Cry if you must; be angry if you must; talk if you must – just feel it. Let every kind of vulnerability surface, because contrary to what they tell us, it’s okay not to be strong always. It’s okay to be lonely, to be sad over failed relationships, broken friendships and tragedies.
20. Be responsible.
You are the only one responsible for your life, for your own happiness. This year, it’s time to stop blaming people and situations with whatever’s happening in our lives. It’s time to take responsibility for our words, our actions, and our decisions.