Make plans, have stuff to look forward to.

Sad though it is, I’m afraid I’ve known that feeling of believing I had nothing to look forward to.

It’s horrible.

(And of course rarely true, but this doesn’t stop you thinking it at the time.)

A lot of the pleasure of pleasures is in their anticipation.

Having something good that’s up and coming is generally a reason to feel, well, good.

In fact the anticipatory part of the process can occasionally be even more enjoyable than the event itself.

However when life’s got you by the short and curlies, it’s all too easy to forget that in order to have things to look forward to, you need to make plans and arrangements.

This can go by the wayside if you’re extremely busy, or extremely pre-occupied, or extremely glum.

And that’s why I think it can help to have regular arrangements to do things, see people and go places.

Preferably all three.

Even more preferably, all three simultaneously.

Maybe you’ve found that you have a day each week when you’re inclined to feel less positive?

This day is probably a good place on which to focus your plans.

As ever, it doesn’t need to be anything complicated, nor does it need to be a life-long commitment.

But have a think.

What could you start doing on a day to which you generally don’t look forward, so it becomes instead one you keenly anticipate?

4 thoughts on “Make plans, have stuff to look forward to.

  1. I can totally relate to this situation. After having returned from my trip to Africa recently and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, I felt lost about what to do next?
    I felt really flat and bored as my recent livestyle prior to my trip seemed quite ordinary and boring once I returned to it.

    I am now focusing on my work and my holiday for next year when my family are coming to visit us here in New Zealand for the first time.
    I am busy thinking about special places to visit (unique to NZ) to make the trip exciting for them. This has helped me to get excited again about what next?

    It’s important to have something to look forward to, but it doesn’t have to be a grand experience or adventure.
    This is a great opportunity to try something new, there is always something out there that I am sure that you have always wanted to do , so now’s your chance!

    Plan something, get excited about it and make sure you see it through!
    Not only can it be exciting, it might …….change your life!

    Africa, certainly made me see things differently after experiencing climbing a Mountain!
    Good luck with planning your next adventure!

  2. Thanks to this article I’ve booked ice skating with my 7 year old daughter. Normally it’s “when do I get time” (I’m constantly working) whereas I decided to MAKE time rather than be a passive victim of it.

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