Ladies, the year 2020 has been difficult for the whole world, what with the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way we all live. But the good thing is 2020 is almost over, and 2021 offers each one of us the chance to start anew.
So come 2021, be ready to change for the better by doing things that’ll benefit not only yourself but also other people and the environment. Take a look at three simple yet effective ways you can do this.
Take care of the environment
From the COVID-19 pandemic to natural disasters, the devastation the world suffered this year resulted from everyone’s failure to protect the environment. And it’s high time people do something about this. You can start by committing to going green. For example, you can reduce your energy consumption at home by doing something as simple as drawing the curtains or shades open to let in natural light during the day. Or you can go big and use solar power in your home, especially if you live in Utah. At work, try to go paperless by reading and sending digital files instead of printouts. When going places, walk or ride a bike whenever you can to cut back on your fuel consumption and carbon emission.
Be kind to other people
Everyone has their own struggles in life, so wouldn’t it be easier all around if people were just kind to one another? Do your part by doing something nice every day for other people. A hug and a kiss to your loved ones every morning, for instance, will surely brighten up their day. Calling or sending a text message to a friend who’s going through a rough patch could go a long way in lifting his or her spirits. However, equally—if not more—important is showing kindness to people you don’t know. Aside from a generous tip, the waitstaff at your favorite restaurant deserves simple words like hello, please, and thank you. If you see an older woman struggling with her grocery cart, you can ask politely if she needs some help.
Give yourself some love
Of course, everything should begin with you. Love yourself so that you can do the same to everyone and everything around you. For one, you should find time to pamper yourself. Go to the salon and spa regularly to get your hair and nails done and have a relaxing massage. Once in a while, reward yourself for all your hard work by going on a shopping spree. It would help if you also did things you enjoy—say gardening, painting, or scuba diving—as often as you can. And, no matter how busy you are, don’t forget to have some quiet time at the end of each day to be alone with yourself.
Make the Year 2021 Better
It’s almost time to put 2020 behind us, so let’s all prepare to make 2021 better for each other. And there are three ways we can do this: caring for the environment, being kind to others, and loving oneself.
Ladies, here’s to hoping that Year 2021 will bring better days ahead!