New Year’s Resolutions and Reflections
According to a poll this week, these are the top ten New Year’s resolutions, recognise any: –
- Exercise more
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Learn a new skill or hobby
- Live life to the fullest
- Save more money / spend less money
- Quit smoking
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Travel more
- Read more
If 2021 was a normal year, I think that many of us would have quite a few of these on our personal list, but as sadly Covid-19 seems to be ever virulent, maybe we should be looking at a more altruistic, outward looking and socially community-based resolutions to get us through the present tough times.
Though physically spending time with friends and family, travel and perhaps even outdoor exercise might be further restricted, now is definitely the time to ‘keep an eye’ on vulnerable and isolated people, and regularly get on a call, or a quick video chat, that 15-minute contact means a great deal, and is as useful to that person as it is to your own mental healthcare.
Being ‘kinder’ and more ‘forgiving’ should also definitely be a resolutions for 2021, as many people are buckling with financial and relationship problems stemming from the impact of the pandemic. In my street alone two of my neighbours have split up, with the usual associated traumas.
In a business sense as well, the whole UK real estate industry and its associated supporting industries, maybe 150,000 people in total, are having to daily second guess government thinking, the public’s reaction to this and the welfare and safety of their co-workers and employees, a difficult equation for all.
On a personal level my biggest New Year Resolution for 2021 is to be grateful for what I have and understand that whatever life throws at us, in time everything passes, including of course losses and difficulties, and the warming breathe of Spring sunshine is not too many months away, when hopefully things will be a whole lot brighter.
If you have a view – please let us all know by emailing me at [email protected] – Andrew Stanton Executive Editor – moving property and proptech forward.