“Eight Ways to Make 2020 Better”

With the arrival of a new year, many are considering ways to make it the best year ever. A recent article in Newswise discussed some of the reasons put forth by faculty members of California State University. Many of these are based on common sense and observations accumulated over a lifetime and include the following: 1) Surround yourself with positive people. Nothing can pull you down faster than the constant complaining of negative people. That is a real “downer.” A positive mind-set is one of the most important features of a happy and productive life. 2) Consider your legacy. One so-called expert said, “There’s something called “gerotranscendence” theory, which is the view that as we get older, it’s less about us and more about altruism. A lot of older adults get to the point where they want to find the legacy they will leave to family and to the world. But you don’t need to be older to think about how you want to give back or to be remembered.” 3) Be kind to yourself. Psychologists say we have to learn to love ourselves, just as we learn to love others.  Please see the article for the other five ways.

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