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The Psychological Benefits Of Having Things To Look Forward To

The Psychological Benefits Of Having Things To Look Forward To

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Looking Forward To Something

Looking Forward To Something

Having something to look forward to (plans for vacations, weddings, concerts, family visits, and various celebrations) is a source of anticipatory happiness.

On the contrary, havi...

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The Blues Of Being Mentally In The Future

A lot of anticipatory happiness and the resulting grief if the plans do not materialize is due to the fact that most of us are not in the present moment, but are mentally somewhere in the f...

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Benefits of Looking Forward To Something

Just like anticipating bad things which can happen in the future tends to cause a feeling of anxiety, making our bodies respond negatively, thinking about the good things happening in the f...

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Appreciation For The Present Moment

Future anxiety can also be countered by practicing gratitude, shifting your focus from what you cannot have in the future, to what you already have in the present moment.

Even small th...

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Daydreaming: A Pleasant Distraction

Daydreaming about potentially bright and happy future experiences can fill you up with positive emotions. Fantasizing about the positive experiences that await you fill you up with energy, and ...

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Using the right vocabulary

Using the right vocabulary

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A very important step when starting to work as a freelancer is to actually call your business as what is: a ‘freelance business’.

These kind of words encourage your clients to perceive you as being trustworthy while giving you a better feeling of ownership.

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On the other hand, there are expressions which could easily replace the ‘ I need…’ while giving the other person the impression that everything is under control.

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Where you see yourself in 5 years

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What Career Path the Company Offers

You should answer the question honestly, but your answer should also reflect the research you put into the company.

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