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Respect Your Future Self

Example: You're tempted to skip studying for an exam.

Idea: Make choices that your future self will thank you for.

Why?: Thinking about long-term benefits motivates better decisions.

Such as: Studying now to avoid stress and cramming later.


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Long-Term Consequences

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Watch Yourself from the Future

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