Wake up 2021
Here's to a new year, a fresh page and a boost of motivation!
Needless to say I think we can all be relieved 2020 is dusted off. With 2021 we can look to the future in hope, that the vaccine will help turn things around and enable us to have more freedom.
This past year I've felt half alive, cooped up and falling down a rabbit hole of lethargy and angst at the stop start motion of 2020. I'm not unique in this regard. It is a feeling I know many of us have faced. There are always ups and downs in every year. This last year was no different, but it was more extreme. The aspect that I missed most in 2020 was the feeling of being alive, the reverence and gratitude at simply being here. I lost that feeling of excitement and motivation. The sparks were left by the wayside, but I am determined to relight them and appreciate every breath, because no matter how dark it gets I know that I am one of the lucky ones. As long as my heart still beats I have the power to make a difference and that means everything.
We cannot afford to rob ourselves of time on this planet. There are ever-changing possibilities in this life. In one second everything can change. It is the beauty of this fact that we should hold onto and use to propel us forward. Our lives are miraculous. The odds of us being born as we are is about 1 in 400 trillion! That's insanely incredible! We are here for a reason, we may not know what that reason is but it's up to us to try and fulfil our purposes. We cannot do that without appreciation of what we have in this moment, reverence for life and gratitude for the present.
As you look ahead make plans that include appreciating and enjoying life. It doesn't matter what those plans are, brainstorm all the things that make you feel alive, don't judge what you're writing, go for quantity not quality. Then try to incorporate some of those aspects into your everyday life. Yes maybe the plans will be altered but don't live in fear of the unknown possibilities, plan in the fun and work around it. Take the sparks that make you feel alive and light your life up in a beautiful blaze of fireworks.
Wishing you presence, appreciation and a year of feeling fully alive.
Naomi Leila Xx
P.s. If you enjoyed this blog post you may enjoy my accompanying Wake up 2021 Spotify Playlist
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