Feel Better Right Now

If you need to feel better NOW, here is one technique that works.  Make a plan! Making a plan provides you with anticipation and something to look forward to.  TheIMG_0860 folks who research happiness say that anticipation can be a positive emotion (think holiday, gift, last day of school, new clothes, next game, special meal).  Looking forward is an enjoyable experience, even better than reflecting on the event afterward.

So, the plan doesn’t have to be big; just put some treat out there in the near future and try to always have something to anticipate that is positive.

Source: Van Boven and Ashworth, 2007

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