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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.
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:
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