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Resolutions might look different
Let’s face the fact, many of us have been waiting for this year to end since March when the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted our daily lives.
When we sit down to make our New Year’s resolutions, I’m sure they might look a little different compared to what our goals and wishes were like pre-pandemic.
For me, I’m hoping to travel a little more and play some golf now that I have more time after reducing some of my editorial duties with The Knox County News-Courier. Of course, I will still be doing a weekly column and writing some sports stories.
There’s no guarantee that in 2021 we won’t face the same hurdles we saw early in 2020. The global pandemic is still an ongoing health issue. The numbers of those affected with the virus will continue to rise here in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. and may even worsen during the winter as we spend more time indoors. On a positive note, vaccines are now available that might help going forward.
There will still be financial challenges as entire industries will continue to grabble with the loss of revenue brought on by the closure of businesses. Many of us will continue to work remotely from home and handle more ZOOM meetings.
I was able to handle one of my last year’s resolutions, dropping from 240 to 215 pounds by eating less and doing more walking. Other resolutions didn’t get done, however.
Don’t make too many yourself, instead concentrate on a few and get ‘em done this year.
One thing you should definitely continue is helping each other in times of need. Also, reduce stress, one of the biggest killers out there in our fast-paced, sometimes hectic modern lifestyle. With a little patience, find joy with what you already have.