Making Sense of... 2020 Handout The end of a year is often a time for reflection. A time for sitting back and thinking about the year as a whole, for processing some of the significant and not so significant moments before hurtling in to a new year. It’s pretty fair to say that 2020 has been a year that none of us have ever experienced so the need to carve out some time to process it and put it to bed feels more important than ever. It is common at this time for people to make New Year’s resolutions, to focus on things they will change or want to do differently in the year ahead. We would urge you to pause before that moment, and ask you to reflect on the year that is coming to an end. What were the significant moments of 2020 for you? How do you feel about the year just gone? What have you learnt about yourself this year? These are just a couple of questions, and we’ll write some more below. For now, we want to underline the importance of reflecting and digesting what has likely been the most memorable year of all our lives. To find meaning in a chaotic year, it is crucial that we pause and reflect on the experiences we’ve had. The clearer we are about this, the more we will be able to integrate what we’ve learnt and take it with us into the year and years ahead. Some prompts for the seminars What word best describes 2020 for you? Out of the topics you’ve listened to on the podcasts and engaged with on the seminars, which one particularly stands out? What difference did that topic make to your life? What difference has being engaged more broadly with the podcasts/seminars made in your life? What is the biggest lesson you learnt in 2020? What have you learnt about yourself in 2020 that you didn’t know about yourself before? As we come to the end of 2020, what are you finishing the year grateful for?