Reflecting on 2020
So many of us have been apart from those we love and work with. We’ve all faced huge highs and lows, the unease of political and racial unrest and some have had to deal with the premature loss of a member of the family. Chances are you’ve been so busy dealing with all the changes you’ve had little time to relax and enjoy what is usually such a special time of the year. It’s really important not to let the pandemic take away the joy of Christmas. Here are our tips for a happy end to the year.
Celebrating At Home
We love tradition at Carisma Wills – but this year has taught us we don’t have to do things the way we’ve always done them. No need this December for the frenzied whirlwind, last minute panic and overspend. There’s fun to be had… if we keep a positive perspective, get creative and look for simple pleasures.
Take a little time off if you can and lose yourself in a good book or take a brisk walk. Short walks can help you unwind and clear your head. A few moments to relax each day will help avoid overwhelm. A little me time might seem indulgent, but it’s essential for your physical and mental health – and more important than ever this year.
If you’re feeling the pressure, remind yourself there are limits to how much the pandemic gets to dictate how you celebrate; it’s up to you and your loved ones to choose how you want it to be. Plan some fun with virtual celebrations for family and friends. Baking, writing or crafting are simple ways to create and share some Christmas joy.
Take a break from your usual household and work routines and do something relaxing or enjoyable; snatching an hour in a fragrant bubble bath can be a real mood-lifter. A walk round a local park for exercise is permitted under even the tightest restrictions. Being outside in nature is great for reducing stress. Activity raises endorphins and that little boost of brain-pleasure can last all day.
If you’re like us, you’re probably uneasy but hopeful for 2021. We wish all our clients, colleagues and business partners a joyful end to 2020. Thank you all for your support – and to everyone we’ve met along the way may we send you our very best wishes for the coming year.