2021, Here we Come!

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Take a moment to breath with me.

Breath in, and smile. Breath out, and rest. Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out… and

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Feel free to keep this song playing while reading this post, by the way, it’s really calming.

Much has already been said about 2020 so I don’t want to focus on the year we are leaving but rather focus on the year we are greeting.

Each and every one of you has had a very different experience in 2020. I for one felt as if it passed me by. Others got a heck of a lot done. Others lost many things and people. Others gained insight and renewal.

I want 2021 be the year that we apply what we’ve learned. I want to apply what I’ve learned during this odd year and make plans for who I want to become.

The benefit of a load

How hard is it to turn over a boulder? It could take more effort than we can give or it could take enough of our effort. This year, I want to make goals that will have a good balance of both. A boulder that’s just heavy enough to give me some character by the end of it all.

And my strength? It will be the tools I’ve gained this year and the resources I’ve made through stressful times. It will be faith in my fellowmen and women as well as God. It will be my lifeline, because I must turn over this new boulder before me. I must move forward.

The next 12 months are empty, my friends. Empty. No thing and no person can fill it better than you can. So make plans, be productive. Reconstruct your thoughts and ambitions. What have you learned that really matters to you? How will you let go of regrets and biases? How will you improve?

And for those of you who may be trying something new by making more detailed goals, just know that these may seem like a lot of things to think about but they will feel natural once you’ve started.
Below I have a goal-making diagram that I like to use to break down or build up my goals:

(Like or comment if you want me to make a post about how to use this in better detail!)

Take it little by little but take big strides. You can do this!

To look forward to our new year also means bringing with us a heavy load or burden that might feel like chains around your ankle. They might pull you back, keeping you locked in the past.
But I want to bear my testimony to you of something I am very certain- I know that a burden is essential to move forward. 2020 baggage can seem a nuisance but it will help you with your future, trust me. Your future is bright and you can do this. Make plans and accept what the universe and God have given you! Make the most of it.

Sometimes we mistakenly may believe that happiness is the absence of a load. But bearing a load is a necessary and essential part of the plan of happiness.

Elder David A. Bednar, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease”

So make your own plan to achieve happiness! Seek help from God, family, friends, and educate yourself. Hunker down and invent a bright future.

Below I will share one of my favorite inspirational videos about the benefit of a burden. I hope you can watch this and look forward to 2021 with added positivity and hope.

Comment below what you liked from this video! Did you like it as much as I do?

As always, have a great week, and make a Happy New Year!!

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