When everywhere you turn, there is a sense of doom and gloom. It is tough to stay positive and optimistic, and for the vast majority of us, 2020 has been an awful year. It has been dubbed the worst year of the 21st century. Things changed for a lot of people, and so did their expectations. We had a global pandemic and nationwide protest over racial injustices and devastation created during a horrendous hurricane season.
Many believe 2020 was a cursed year that started with a horrific bushfire in Australia that claimed the lives of around 500 million animals. Then came COVID-19, which has infected and killed so many. This is affecting economies around the world, with many suffering huge losses and even collapse. Job losses have reached an all-time high, with thousands losing their jobs and businesses failing. But for climate change, the year 2020 saw a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions as a result of people traveling less and businesses being closed to mitigate the spread of the virus. As 2020 came to a close, we had a glimmer of hope with the roll-out of a vaccine that has the potential to bring an end to the global pandemic.
Being given stay-at-home orders (quarantine) for many people has had an adverse effect on their mental health. The usual pre-2020 busyness of life has been removed, and people have looked closer to home to keep themselves stimulated physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s hard to focus on positives when the only stories covered by the news are of the devastating effects COVID has on our health and the economy. So how do you stay positive? Try and use this time to refocus back on the things that are important to you. See this time as a chance to develop stronger connections with your family. I mean, when you can’t go out, it’s a great chance to chat and have family time and meals together that aren’t rushed. You can also stay connected remotely with friends and family and enjoy chatting through apps like Zoom or Facetime.
Take care of yourself
Typically, and certainly pre 2020, many of us found it hard to find enough ‘me time.’ But did you know that people that practice self-care are generally happier and healthier? So use this time to develop self-care routines. Savor moments, like the smell of your morning coffee, the extra time you have to spend in the bath or under a nice hot shower. Spend time nurturing yourself, spend time in nature, take walks, and maybe even spend time meditating. Did you know positive and upbeat emotions boost your problem-solving abilities, creativity, and judgments?
Leave the past behind you
For many people, 2020 is a year they want to forget! If this is you and you are looking to make a fresh start, then a new home could be the answer. Selling your home and then moving to a new one is a great way to put things behind you. For cash home buyers, the process can be as quick or as slow as you want it to be. So long as you have the funds you need in your bank account; the world is your oyster. You can leave 2020 behind and start your dream life in your dream home. If you are cash home buyers and the property you want is a freehold property, and the sellers and their solicitors are proactive and are working for the greater good, there is no reason why the purchase of your dream home and your dream of leaving 2020 behind you within a four weeks (30 days) time frame.
For the vast majority of us, 2020 has been an awful year. In fact, it has been dubbed the worst year of the 21st century. Many of us have found it hard to focus on the positives, which have affected our physical, mental and emotional health. So if 2020 is a year you want to forget why not invest in your dream home. The process can be quick and painless for cash home buyers, and you could start living your dream life within four weeks.