Cultivate Optimism

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Try the "best possible self" exercise. Take a moment to imagine your life in the future and make it the best you can possibly imagine. Research suggests that building optimism about the future motivates people to work towards their goals. This then makes the desired future more likely to become a reality. You are not only increasing your happiness in the present, you are also paving the way for sustained happiness down the line. This exercise also teaches you what you want, helps you to restructure your priorities and increases your sense of control over your life.

What You'll Need

  • Your beautiful self
  • A notebook or journal

What You'll Do

  • Consider everything, career, relationships, hobbies, health, spirituality and academia. What would happen in your best future?
  • Then for fifteen minutes write about what you imagine and be as a creative as you like.

Tips & Warnings

  • No worries about spelling mistakes!
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Steph Peltier says...
I love this tip and I do this exercise once a week, in meditation. Easy and so powerful

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