January 5, 2021
I can’t imagine that anyone is NOT thinking, “A new year and a new beginning.” After the unexpected global horror of 2020, we are all hoping for a better 2021.
Yet, as strange and different as this year dawns, some habits have not changed. This holiday season, some of us got together with family and friends and some did not. Whether alone or with loved ones, I’m guessing most of us observed at least some of the same holiday traditions we always have – like indulging in a little too much rich food, having one (or a few) too many celebratory cocktails, or spending our days off curled up on the couch.
And so, as always, we’re faced with that all-too-familiar post-holiday slump. And as January begins, we once again have to crawl right on out of it.
For some, it will be hard to fight their way through the holiday fog. With so much still shut down or at a standstill, motivation is a serious issue. Fortunately for us, the robust real estate market is literally ripping us out of our holiday funk and forcing us back into the brisk business of buying and selling homes. 2020 caused the pause that allowed many folks to rethink where they were and where they really wanted to be – literally and figuratively. Coupled with continued low interest rates, we believe this will ensure that the housing market remains very, very busy.
For those still sitting in limbo or on the sidelines, I find that focusing on the positive always helps. And there are bright spots on the horizon for the first time in what seems like forever. The vaccine IS happening. More and more of our front-line medical workers are being protected every day, with first responders and the elderly next in line. And while there is plenty of winter still left on the calendar, the days will gradually get longer and warmer. We will be able to spend more and more time outdoors, plan trips and getaways, and enjoy doing things we love with those we love.
In the meantime, why not focus on setting one or two goals – however small – that will inspire you to move into the new year with a sense of purpose?
And trust that the fog will lift.