2021 is right around the corner and like many people, you are probably thinking of making resolutions. This puzzle will help you there.
2020 has been a tough year for the entire world. We took a punch and we're still standing. A lot may have happened to you this year, while for some others, it may have seemed like a year filled with empty, anxious moments, waiting for things to happen. As a civilization, we battled death, grief, boredom, and maybe, mental health issues too. In the long run, we will look back at this year and focus on the lessons we learned, the connections we made, and the gratitude we felt.
It was tiring but it was also enlightening. For many of us, it showed us the stuff we are made of. With a possible cure (the vaccine) and a new year right around the corner, 2021 seems like the bright sunshine of a spring day. However, it is important to not forget what we faced to reach where we are now, which is why we need to pick our paths ahead. 2020 taught many of us that life shouldn't be taken for granted. We might not have long and we may not have many opportunities to make a mark in the areas we care about.
The puzzle here will help you choose what your next path should be. It's equal part prediction and self-reflection, as it will reveal the things that will matter to us in the future. 2021 can be a foundation for beautiful times ahead.
So, have a look at the puzzle and pick the first four words you see:
This is not a puzzle you need to win at or find all the answers to. It is a piece of guidance as we go forward. It shines a light on the path ahead after a very long dark night. It might also give you clues about how to structure your way ahead. If it is family you want to focus on, then so be it. Or, if it's health, yours and others', then so be it. There is no need to feel hesitant to try new things if you are looking for changes in your life.
These focus words are only going to help you shape your future, and they can become a chant or a prayer when you can't see the way forward at any point during 2021.
So, did you find your four focus areas for 2021?
This writer is going to look forward to making more connections, indulging in some self-care, living a life with purpose, and to change, within and without. It goes without saying that these are only guiding words and the work has to be put in by us. It might take days, weeks, or months, but knowing what we want from ourselves and those around us, will help us live a more intentional life.
We are then likely to accept failure in our stride and feel humbled when the need arises. There too is a lesson that we can't and shouldn't forget. 2020 was a do-over for many folks and they overhauled their lives. If you were not one of them, there is still time to get a head start on living your best lives possible, with your best version possible.