Looking Ahead into a Murky 2021
Since it’s the end of the year, everyone tends to take a look back and begin to think about what the next year might be like.
Well, 2021 feels a bit overwhelming because everything is sooo different from a mere 12 months ago. I have a bit of trepidation when I think about what the new year may bring. I know I’m not alone thinking ahead to the next 12 months.
How can I look at the new year differently, such that I’m open to the possibilities instead of the fear or worry that sometimes shows up?
It all starts with asking the question, ‘what do I want?’
When I ask that question and really start to sift through the different corners I haven’t visited lately and look at things in my life that don’t seem to match up with where I might like to go, I start the process of being curious about different possibilities.
In opening up and asking questions I might not typically ask myself, I can start to experiment with different possible futures. I consider this more focused than just daydreaming, but not that different.
The questions are more targeted to the areas in my life that don’t have the excitement and energy they once had. But by being curious about new things that seem more interesting, I open up to new potentials.
After this year of chaos, I think being a bit more intentional in my curiosity of how I might make my life more interesting is a wonderfully fun and playful way of looking ahead to 2021. It’s also a way to look at the things I might want to do instead of focusing on the things in my life I don’t like.
Asking yourself ‘what do you want?’ is a way to focus on interesting possibilities and that’s a good thing, especially after a tough year. Maybe a little lighter, fun, and more interesting things can show up….you never know!!