Remember the days when you had an adrenaline rush of blood because you are excited over something? Don’t you simply love those moments and wish you could repeat those feelings? Life seems to be such a wonderful gift that you continuously thank your lucky star for having you to be here on this very moment.
I know we are only at the beginning of the new year and everyone is as excited as how they want to start the year with some spectacular things to begin with. This is why I’ve chosen to write this piece at this juncture in time when everyone’s attention is still up high on their head.
The new year is just starting and I know everyone is wishing for a smooth year ahead. However, no matter what, life is always going to come at us in waves, peaks and troughs at different days of the year without giving you a heads up.
Having something to look forward to keeps one motivated throughout one’s life journey. They do not have to be big things like achieving financial freedom or climbing the Mt. Everest. They can come in the form of small things that you genuinely look forward to. For example, I recall my time when I was visiting the Santiago Bernabeu stadium at Madrid and watching a live football match at Barcelona as one of those events that I had an adrenaline rush running over me. You can view my experience here
if you are interested.
Having something to look forward to takes time to plan and effort because you have to think and orchestrate these events in your head while you are living your current life. Some pessimistic people called it day dreaming but to us they are simply thrill of anticipation. Those thrill of anticipations are what that are going to push us through difficult times and negates anxiety. Our body have compartments that are able to release chemicals when we are at our happiest moments and those anticipations make us feel great all around.
Since we are only at the beginning of the year, I would encourage everyone to set at least a few perennial short and long term goals. Keep them as real and practical as close as possible and try to hit as many of them as much as possible along the way. If you are one of those who likes to travel, plan for your holidays a couple of months in advance. During this time, you’ll find yourselves reading all the travel guides and books working out on the details what to experience during the trip. The anticipation itself is what that makes it special.
There’s no easy way to achieving self-satisfaction by giving ourselves enough self-motivation. It takes time and effort and a lot of planning to achieve that. Take some time off to think about what activities make you excited, record them in your blog or diary and review them regularly, especially when you are having an off field day.
What about you? Did you plan for anything to look forward to? Do you think this methodology would work?