5 Things You Should Do Before This Year Ends

Let’s finish 2020 on a high note.

Anna Rosiak
Nov 21 · 4 min read

1. Help people out.

It’s in the headlines everywhere: small businesses barely survive, the big ones minimize the number of workers. People lose jobs and their income in a matter of a day. Financial problems and mental health issues caused by the new reality we’re forced to live in can turn the brightest day into the darkest. We, as a society, have an impact. If we support the businesses and people behind them, they will be able to keep going. If we think others will do it instead of us, that’s every person thinking the same thing. Who’s out there, helping, then? Not a single human being.

  • Donate to a charity of your choice
  • Offer support to friends and family
  • Order take out from restaurants
  • Shop in small, local shops
  • Donate blood

2. Invest in yourself.

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  • Watch a documentary
  • Complete an online course
  • Learn a new skill
  • Try something new

3. Let go of toxic people.

Here comes the harsh truth: situations with toxic people are unlikely to be resolved by themselves. In fact, cutting contact is recommended by therapists as one of the most effective ways of separating yourself from the toxicity. It is possible to have healthy relationships. Promise yourself to do something about negative situations with people who drain your happiness.

  • Recognize the red flags
  • Seek help from a professional
  • Evaluate your relationships

4. Do a digital cleanse.

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  • Remove browser cookies
  • Scan your computer for viruses
  • Uninstall programs you no longer use
  • Check your passwords and change them, if necessary
  • Delete old, unimportant emails
  • Get rid of unwanted pictures on your phone

5. Finish what you’ve started.

Unfinished business is going to haunt you and keep being a pain in the butt in the future. Deal with the unfavorable matters and situations before you step into the new year. Think of it as an investment. The time put into dealing with what you’ve started now, in 2021, will flourish into your peaceful state of mind where all the troublesome matters are a history.

  • Resolve conflicts
  • Pay debts
  • Make the decision you’ve been avoiding

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Anna Rosiak

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English teacher, tutor and freelance translator. Foreign languages enthusiast.

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Anna Rosiak

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English teacher, tutor and freelance translator. Foreign languages enthusiast.

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