How to survive in 2021

 Are you ready for 2021?

Are you ready for 2021

When you look back on your life 2020 will be a year that you'll remember.

But you will want to forget. In 2020, we faced terrible threats.

The mass fire around the world, floods, explosions, civil, and top 

of that, a global pandemic.

As we wave goodbye to 2020, are you ready for what the next year will bring us?


How to survive in 2021

In the last 12 months, things have happened that affected all amps of life on Earth. Massive fires burn around the world. Bushfires tore through

Australia, Killing over a billion animals, and at least 34 people.

In August 2020, there were about 24,000 fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Two more countries risked being infested with hornets when these predators

arrived in North America and started building nests along the U.S.- Canada

border. There were protests around the world, including the Black Lives Matter

movement, which demanded equality in the United States.

Other protesters called for governments to combat climate change. And to top it all off, there was COVID-19. This pandemic rocked our world, killing millions of people, and potentially changed everyday life as we know it.

But waking up on January 1, 2021, will not make these problems go away.

Finish your New Year's celebration, and let's begin our journey through 2021. How are you going to get through it, and what challenges can you prepare for?

Step One: Protect your Environment

Protect your Environment

The fires that raged throughout California, the Amazon, and Australia highlighted

the damaging effects that climate change is having on our planet.

The Amazon rainforest creates oxygen, and absorbers large amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that affects global temperatures and rainfall patterns.

Over 35,000 fires raged throughout the Amazon in 2020. Many of them were set deliberately to clear the land for business purposes. And the Amazon is still burning. In mid-December 2020, there were almost 7,300 fires. You can help combat this in 2021. Start by finding nonprofit organizations finding for climate change, and find a way to support them. And write your politicians, and ask your

government to make protecting the environment a priority.

Step Two: Fight for your Rights

Fight for your rights

In 2020, large protest movements emerged. Among other things, they called for equality, climate change, and government action. These issues will not go away in 2021. The first step you can take to aid These social movements to make sure you are correctly informed. Find trustworthy news sites. But make sure you're not looking at it all day, every day. And learn to fact check the information you read or hear. Find multiple, reputable sources, so you know the real facts. If you are thinking of joining a protest, know who's organizing it, and find out if the protest will promote the cause in a healthy, uplifting way.

If you join a protest or march, make sure you are protected by being a large crowd. Wear a mask, and sanitize your hands. Try to steer clear of any danger, and make sure that you know a way to leave if the protest stops being peaceful.

Step Three: Raise The Firewalls

Raise The Firewalls

Experts predict that cyber threats will become even more common in 2021.

Many people are now happily working from home. But they're away from their

professional prepared, safe company infrastructure. Hackers are finding ways to use social engineering attacks on people in their homes, by sending a Trojan horse into home networks, as they try to infect company networks.

The introduction of the 5G network, with its amazing speeds, also opens opportunities for a new wave of computer hacks. If you continue working from home, or remotely, it's a good idea to invest in tighter security for your internet network, and all the devices you connect to it. Stay wary of emails and the links that are in them. If you're unsure about an email contact your company's IT team for help.

Step Four: Wear a mask.

Wear a mask

It's not all bad news for 2021, though. There are vaccines to combat the pandemic, and they should be distributed as early as mid-2021. If they are rolled out, you can be vaccinated and greatly decrease your chances of catching COVID-19.

While some people won't want to be vaccinated, experts home that if enough people are immunized we'll achieve herd immunity from the virus. It's still a good idea for your safety, and other people's, to wear a mask if you're asked to do so.

Step Five: Take good care of yourself

Take good care of yourself

The lengthy lockdowns to combat COVID-19 have made it even more common for people to experience mental health challenges. Organizations such as Mind, which focus on helping people improve their mental health, have reported dramatic effects caused by lockdowns. So, make your mental health a top priority. Learn to balance your work life with your professional life, and don't let working take over.

Meditate, and put your mask on so you can go for walks. And if you're feeling depressed, or concerned about your mental health, talk to your friends and family. If you can't get together, call or have video chats. And if you'd rather not do that, there are countless organizations that can help you.


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