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Future Self: How To Think Ahead And Love The Present

Future Self: How To Think Ahead And Love The Present

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Caring for your Future Self

Caring for your Future Self

Acting upon the reality of who you are now versus who you want to become is an important part of caring for your future self.

Consider these questions: Is who you are now the type of person you are happy with? Are you content with yourself and the environment that you're in? If not, then it's time to act upon who you want to be and make it into a reality.

Our brains aren't designed to see the future but we worry about what might happen to us in the future. Your present is what determines your future.

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Remind Yourself to Think About Your Future Self

We get preoccupied with things that make us busy in the present and often forget about our future selves. Here are some ways we can help remind ourselves:

  1. Create reminders to make your subconscious think about your future self.
  2. Plan your days and set those days towards achieving something you've always wanted.
  3. Set bigger goals and set a clear picture of what they are and how you want to achieve them.
  4. Associate your future with the present.

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Helping Your Future Self

  • Visualizing what you want your future to look like allows your mind to create a clear picture of who you will be or can be.
  • Allow yourself to experience discomfort in the present because it will only prepare you for future adversities. Not only will you feel prepared but you will also be able to adapt to whatever situation is thrown at you.

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Five Favors For Your Future Self

  1. Work the hard tasks first - If you finish the easy tasks first there won't be any reason for you to push through your task list because it will seem even more difficult
  2. Place a buffer - Aim as high as you want but don't put too much pressure on yourself because it will lessen your motivation
  3. Minimize recurrent decisions - Prioritize making better decisions and worry less on things that are not important
  4. Practice delayed gratification
  5. Learn useful skills.

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