Science says we all need things to look forward to. It’s essential to give oneself a positive anticipatory boost to manifest our goals into reality.

Planning creates optimism and is a powerful motivator.

Having something to look forward to, no matter how small, reduces stress and boosts mood.  Humans are extremely future-oriented and have the unique ability to set goals and envision how to get there and how it will feel when they do. Actively imagining, and looking forward to our best life creates more optimism.

Positive anticipation is a powerful motivator. Hope and optimism motivates us to work towards the goal or experience that we’ve planned. It gives us a sense of meaning, purpose and tells us we are on the right path.

Planning for the future can help combat stress in the present.

Uncertainty is stressful, but planning for the future offers a sense of control. The power of now and savoring the moment is important, but as Andy Warhol put it simply: “The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.”

 Goal setting is a powerful technique that provides direction.

Focusing attention on planning for goals promotes persistence and increases confidence. Planning what we want to achieve helps organize our time and resources to make the most out of our lives.  Planning for brighter days gives a long term vision for people from where they are to where they want to go.

The theme of the 2022 Live Inspired Wellness Calendar is PLANNING For Brighter Days. This well-being tool is part calendar/planner, part journal and all inspiration to help employees thrive. Visit the Wellness Calendar page to learn more.


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