Okay, who doesn’t love having something to look forward to illness or no illness? It’s the excitement that brings some joy to peoples lives regardless of what is going on for them.
However, I find when I’m feeling particularly low and lost… having something to look forward to no matter how small it is really does go a long way!
Doesn’t it seem kind of obvious?
Yeah, having things to look forward to,
You don’t think you have anything good in your life. You find yourself stuck in a rut and simple things that bring you joy either, don’t work or you don’t think about the most obvious things that can help.
Trust me, I’ve been there and am at that point a lot of the time.
So what do you mean having things to look forward to?
Well.. it’s simply that! It can be anything! Something big, something small.. anything! As long as it brings you that little bit of joy and excitement.
Okay, so you can’t afford a major getaway or you don’t feel up to doing anything major. No worry!
Things to look forward to can be as simple as:
A day out shopping.
A friend coming over to see you.
An appointment that you know you feel good leaving.
Films coming out in cinema.
A meal you haven’t had in a long time.
A new video game coming out.
A sale for something you want to go on sale.
Anything! The list can go on and like I said, it doesn’t have to be major.
However, that being said. The Dragonball Broly movie is coming out in cinemas! My husband and I
The movie was announced at the same time and we completely forgot about it for a while. In fact it was our housemate who found out our local cinema will be showing it this month and so, we’ve all agreed that we’re going to go see it.
Now for me, that is something to really look forward to since I haven’t been to the cinema for a while and I know that the Dragonball movie will not dissapoint me. Plus, since I don’t really go out much any more this will be a real treat for me.
Ever since I’ve started looking forward to it. It’s been a great morale boost for me. It’s helped me have a goal of being good to myself and saving money in order to have a ‘treat day’.
It may not be much to some, but to me.. it’s something big and something great to have marked in my calendar to work towards being well enough to go to.
So how does it help?
So like I’ve stated, it gives people that small boost of joy and excitement. It gives something to count down to and a goal of saving for, getting things for or even caring for your self enough for so you’re well enough to enjoy it!
It’s not really something any professionals I’ve come across have suggested. So, I thought it’d be nice to give this as an option to help your recovery.
It doesn’t have to cost money, it doesn’t have to be huge. It’s something that means
One, you’ll have been doing yourself some good by saving, two you’ll have that little boost in mood and then come the time you’ll be able to treat yourself!
Give it a try!
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