For most of us, 2020 has become more like ‘a year that was’. From lockdowns to curfews and stressful work from home scenarios, this year has left little to be desired. But as we enter the month of December, we start to see a glimmer of light at the end of that metaphorical tunnel.
While in the years pre-pandemic, December rang in the season of gifts, goodies, parties and Secret Santa. This year might be a little different. While the season is a monolith of spreading joy and happiness, it would seem like we could all use a little bit of that sprinkled into our own lives as well. So taking the lessons taught in 2020 of self-reliance and adapting to change, why not come to your rescue this Christmas and be your own Secret Santa with these virtual companions that can help push you towards a positive outlook for 2021.
The best way to strengthen your power of resilience is through positive affirmations. This app does just that for you. While the year has been filled with negativity, empower yourself by verbally affirming your dreams and ambitions. Choose from a plethora of daily quotes and set reminders to receive them throughout the day. Positive affirmations help make major shifts in your mindset and they also serve as prompts and daily reminders on what you are truly capable of, making sure you have an amazing day, every day. The app is available for free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Learning a new skill is sometimes the best form of self-investment. Masterclass is an educational platform that has a course for everything. From arts & entertainment, writing, business, food to home & lifestyle, music, sports & gaming, and a whole lot more, the app shares knowledge from some of the most brilliant minds from across the world. They add new sessions across genres regularly and also have yearly subscription options. Some recognised faces that have hosted sessions on the platform include Bobbi Brown, Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Gordon Ramsay, Stephen Curry, Steve Martin and many more. The app is available for free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.