It’s no secret that many, if not all of us, cannot wait for 2020 to be over. While we have so many things to be grateful for, the rollercoaster of emotions we felt this year make us eager to turn the page and start anew. As much as we’d like to close the tumultuous chapter that is 2020, we can’t dismiss the fact that one way or another, it has taught us valuable lessons, too. We’ve learned to adapt, be resilient, and value what’s really important in our lives. We may feel tired today, but we should cling to hope and look forward to a better year ahead.
Welcome 2021 full of hope by keeping in mind and taking to heart these life lessons:
#1. We only need the essentials in life.
Are you one of the many who purged their closets a few months into the lockdown? You are not alone. Given the time we have, deciding to declutter proved to be a good idea. Getting rid of broken items and things we no longer use felt like letting go of excess baggage. Seeing the things we’re giving away and what we’re keeping made us realize that we don’t need much to be happy.
Living under quarantine taught us that we don’t need so many things to feel content. A roof above our heads, food on the table, good health, essential belongings, and time spent with the family – these are enough.
#2. Self-care is key.
You’ve seen the viral memes and articles promoting self-care, but are you practicing them? It’s okay to feel drained and exhausted – especially when things aren’t going our way. Keep in mind that there are things we can’t control and we shouldn’t dwell on them. Allow yourself to pause, breathe, and prioritize your well-being. Take a break when you need it, unplug, and treat yourself to a good meal.
Aside from unplugging, make sure you get enough sleep and move! Do not limit yourself to doing heavy exercises – you can meditate and even dance to your favorite tunes.
#3. Set boundaries.
Switching to work-from-home entailed a big adjustment, but just like any form of change – we need to learn and adapt. Separate your household chores from work tasks and have a designated area for working. You may not be clocking in and out per usual, but it’s a must to know when to call it a day so you have enough time to rest.
#4. Build a nest egg.
Living in these trying times taught us the importance of having a nest egg. Having a savings account gives assurance that you have enough funds for emergencies. Don’t feel pressured when saving money – it doesn’t matter how much you can spare! Whether it’s only Php100 or Php1000 – any amount can go a long way.
#5. You need space.
From running errands and working-from-home, to enjoying your hobbies and taking a breather – #YouNeedSpace. Aside from practicing social distancing, we’ve come to realize that the home offers comfort like no other. In your own space, you can relax, do the things you love, and get work done while feeling safe. It’s an extra plus if you have a spacious condo unit that’s truly yours, more so if you have your own balcony and an access to open spaces.
What better way to start 2021 than in a home you can call your own? Whether it’s a condo unit in the city or a home in the province – your own space is the best place to enjoy a fresh start. Find all the space you need with Century Properties. Those planning to stay in Metro Manila can look into Commonwealth by Century in Quezon City and Acqua Private Residences in Mandaluyong.
Taking a leap and moving to the province? There’s Batulao Artscapes in Nasugbu, Batangas and Azure North in San Fernando, Pampanga. Whichever you choose, you are guaranteed to achieve your own #condogoals with its top-notch amenities, spacious units, magnificent views, and the promise of a new chapter.