You could think of your whole life as one giant project.
But when would you reflect on the project’s hopeful success? It would be crazy to do so only on the last day of your life. For a start, who knows when that day may come?
Surely it makes more sense to consider this one overall ‘project’ as being made up of many smaller packages, and to look back much more frequently at how you’ve done.
Keeping track of how you’re doing means you’ll have the reward of seeing how your mood is holding up when things are going well.
Alternatively if you’re not having such a great time you’ll have the knowledge necessary to take action, ideally before things get overly low.
In general I think it makes sense to live your life day by day, reflecting often on how things have gone and what you can do to maintain a positive state of mind.
So what can you do today that could make you feel more positively tomorrow?