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