We may well have had one shameful year back in 2020, but as we embrace 2021, we should remember that there’s no shame in being ashamed.
So, it’s a brand-new year and we have all seen out 2020, but not with so much of a ‘Goodbye and farewell’ but with more of a ‘Good riddance, and you can take your rubbish with you’. Last year was supposed to have been the year of events including the 50th Anniversary of the Glastonbury Festival and of the 32nd Olympics in Japan, but sadly none of it happened.
As we begin a new stage, in not just the fight against COVID 19, but also one for maintaining the control to stay on top of our wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Yes, we weren’t able to do what we wanted so we could see out last year, but then again for around 75% of the country, mainly in England, we were pretty much under lock and key in our own homes. Something that is still in place, and will be until further notice, that will no doubt challenge the state of a well-being, emotionally and psychologically.
However, as we begin our journey and continue stepping into 2021, we should all remember that even though the coming months will challenge our mental health and well-being. There is no shame in being ashamed if we cannot fully cope. Yes, a great many of us are suffering due to our mindsets with us all wondering what further potential nightmares await us for this year we shouldn’t be afraid to say that we are afraid, that we are ashamed, that we don’t know how we are going to go.
I mean, it sounds like it is something that we should be ashamed of as we get older cos of the effect it would, or will have, on our minds but it needn’t. We can only stand to cause ourselves more upset, more pain if we don’t say that we’re both ashamed and struggling to simply get through the day.
They say that there is always some good in the bad, it’s just a case of knowing where to look. Yes, last year was a completely s***e, one but if it has taught us anything, apart from never taking our wellbeing for granted, it’s that it’s not a bad thing to say that we are struggling and unsure how we’re going to cope. When we say this, it’s another weight off our minds. Only then can we truly start to mend again and our well-being begin to improve once more.
Now I openly admit I’m not an expert on mental health and well-being, like everybody else I have also been affected in one way or another. And it’s only when we truly begin to rediscover that there’s no shame in shame can we start to feel better.