This year wasn’t a waste because it brought you a step closer to your dreams. You might not have received the results you’ve been dreaming about yet, but every single baby step is still a step in the right direction. The effort you’ve been putting into your passions hasn’t been wasted. Remember, the end of the year isn’t the end of your journey. You have a whole new year to continue working toward your goals. There is still plenty of time to devote to your dreams. You shouldn’t give up on yourself yet.
This year wasn’t a waste because it taught you the truth about where you belong. Even though you might have said goodbye to some toxic people along the way, you have a better understanding of what kind of people you want to let into your heart – and who you want to keep at a distance. You know what red flags to look out for in the future. Now that you’ve had this experience, you’re going to do better at dodging the wrong hearts in the future. This gives you room to let the right people in.
This year wasn’t a waste because you learned your limits when it comes to your productivity. You understand that pushing yourself too hard is going to lead to burnout. You can’t overextend yourself without paying the price. In the future, you can be more mindful about how much you put on your plate. You can be cautious with the projects you take on so you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed again. Now that you know your limits, you can take better care of your mind and body without overstressing yourself.
This year wasn’t a waste because you shared small, tender moments with the people who love you the most. Maybe you didn’t get to see each other as much as you wanted, but you still had the chance to connect. You had people in your corner, people who mean the world to you. They were there to support you whenever you needed them and you did the same. You don’t want to take relationships like that for granted. You want to cherish them while they last.
This year wasn’t a waste because it wasn’t all bad. There were fun moments with friends and accomplishments worth celebrating. Maybe you faced one of your fears. Maybe you broke a bad habit. Maybe you ended a relationship or started a new career. Either way, you accomplished more in 2021 than you realize. If you think back through the months, you’ll be impressed by how much you’ve grown.
This year wasn’t a waste because it shaped you into the person you are today. You should be proud of how far you’ve come over the course of this year. You stuck it out through some of the toughest moments of your life. Although this year was hard, it was a reminder that you can handle anything, even when you feel like you are falling apart. You made it through 2020 and 2021, so 2022 should be a breeze.