Ringing in the new year may not automatically make the hardships of 2020 go away, but there is hope that 2021 will bring new opportunities:

“Try to stay as optimistic as you can and look forward in terms of being able to reach out for things that can be helpful. Trying to maintain an upbeat positive attitude is extremely important. You can be optimistic, and you can also be realistic at the same time.”

Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Craig Sawchuk.