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  1. beth says

    a great list of ways to get in the mindset to a return towards normalcy. I’ve been teaching mostly in person, with some at home teaching time in between, and there will be many things to readjust and adapt to in the coming year.

  2. Helen says

    Great tips! Agree with you on the importance on just to breathe and not get caught up in chaos. That is something we can all take from 2020

  3. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    At this stage, I have no idea when I’ll be going back to the office. They have told us they will give us 2 months notice. It’s likely to be sometime in the summer depending on the success of the vaccine rollout. I already worked from home 3 days a week pre-pandemic so that will continue.

  4. diningwithali says

    Great tips! I’m going in to work (I have been since July) but it’s changed a lot – we’re in shifts and obviously social distancing is in full swing! You’re so right that we all need to focus on not getting caught up in it all 🥰

  5. AP2 says

    Wonderful tips – Routine is everything. People go on and on about how to achieve goals. But the goals don’t matter nearly as much as the actions you take consistently everyday. Focus on routine and the goals will take care of themselves. Also YES to breathing in a bit of reality! Nice post Shelly 🙏

  6. PoojaG says

    Really great post! Two things I am working on in 2021 that you mentioned in eating better and setting a proper routine. I tend to get overwhelmed with university and my routine and diet just goes out of the window but this semester I want to make a conscious decision to maintain both.

    • Shelly DS says

      Wow I always thought you were very good with routines and such. I remember one post you wrote about turning off completely for an hour or two when it’s school time. Do teach me the tricks!

  7. Heidy Reynoso says

    I love your list. Did your job say when you guys will be going back to the office? Our WFH was extended until April 30th, 2021 but they told us that not everyone will be coming back. Let’s see what happens!

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks Heidy! My boss was talking about going back in Jan but then we got a new strain of the virus in December… so we’re just waiting on the next meeting to see what’s happening. It’ll probably just be my team that goes back, I’m sure the rest of the company has officially adopted flex work. Enjoy your extension! More time for you to bond with your little one 😊

  8. Elle says

    I absolutely agree on the routine part! It has graciously saved me in 2020 and I’m planning to continue it this year. Also, I would add to practice developing a healthy mindset just so that we’re mentally ready for what this new year brings us. 😄 Thank you for this, Shelly! Happy New Year! xx

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for your feedback Elle 😊 and you’re so right about developing a healthy mindset. It’s so easy to get lost in the negativity and tarnish our own daily lives!
      Happy New Year to you too 💖

  9. seankfletcher says

    These are really good, thought provoking tips, Shelly. They are simple and following just one of your tips will make a difference. For me a key factor this year is sorting out some health issues, which is now underway, as I have not had the time previously to “breathe” and make it happen.

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for sharing Sean! I hope that you are taking time out now that you’ve recognized that it’s necessary. Wishing you all the best this year and with your health issues 💖

  10. The Caffeinated Powerhouse says

    Number one is highest on my list. I see it might blow up because of my husband’s profession (and mine) plus the fact that we don’t have help (family or hired). Plus, so much is still unknown. But I crave the organization and routine so much at the moment.

  11. Yinda says

    Lovely post Shelly. Sadly, the pandemic has put school on hold for a very long time now so I’ve had the same routine for a while which so far has kept me sane. Right now, I’m working on my diet because now that I don’t have school to keep me on my toes, I’ve been slacking and it’s reflecting on my weight 😂
    Happy New Year ❤️

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