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Six Ways to Always Have Something to Look Forward To

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One of the best parts of incorporating the Law of Attraction into your life is that you have a daily reminder to focus on the good. However, while it's easy to be upbeat sometimes, there are of course challenging days when it's a real struggle to feel happy. One smart trick to keep your mood up and maintain a constant flow of positive energy involves ensuring that you always have something to look forward to. Here are six ways to do it.

look_forward_to1. Start a New Hobby

The suggestion here is not just to try something new, but to commit to making it a regular part of your life. For example, have you always wanted to learn more about photography? Save up for a decent camera, and plan a weekly trip to a beautiful location to practice your skills (outdoors in nice weather, and inside a gorgeous museum or building when it's too cold to enjoy being outside). Not all new hobbies have to cost much, either"”you might start attending a craft group, buy some cheap art materials to start painting, or learn a new language online.

2. Leave Space for Relaxation

It's best if you have time for relaxation every day, but if you're going through a particularly hectic period then at least try to leave space for relaxation every other day. An hour of time that's just for you will definitely give you something to look forward to, and you can fill that time with anything you want"”as long as it leaves you feeling calm and peaceful. Some suggestions include meditation, a luxurious bath, and a walk in nature.

3. Keep Your Social Calendar Full

Of course, there's no sense in spending lots of time with people who drain your resources or don't connect with you in a meaningful way. However, be proactive when it comes to arranging time to spend with the people you like the most. Every week, make sure you have at least a lunch, dinner, bar date or cozy evening planned with a good friend, family member or your partner. It's good to schedule some of these far in advance, allowing you to anticipate them for longer and also reducing the chances that your favorite people are too busy to squeeze in a meeting.

4. Have a Stock of Treats

What counts as a treat varies from person to person"”for you, it might be anything from a delicious piece of chocolate to a sumptuous facial treatment or a wonderful bottle of wine. The key is to keep some of these things around for the proverbial rainy day, so that you know there's always something for you to enjoy when you need an extra boost. While you should be careful not to become dependent on things like food or drink to regulate your mood, there's nothing wrong with using your favorite treats to reward or comfort yourself on occasion.

5. Build a Collection of Great Books

If you have a well-stocked library of books that transport you to another world, you'll always have an absorbing, intellectually stimulating experience to look forward to. You can swap books with friends, pick up used copies for less than a dollar, and browse online reviews to find potential new favorites in the genres you like the most. In addition, remember that you might be able to join (or create) a local book club that further capitalizes on this fun source of anticipation. If you're not a fan of reading, you can do much the same thing with movies, accumulating a great supply to dig into whenever you have the inclination.

6. Make a List of Things That Make You Happy

Finally, one of the most useful things you can do to ensure a consistently good mood is to make a comprehensive list of everything that makes you feel excited or happy when you anticipate it. You might include some of the suggestions above, but feel free to add as many of your own as you can. Once you have your list, figure out how you can constantly keep these things on your calendar to ensure there's never a day that you don't look forward to in some ways. Another creative way to use this type of list is to tear up strips of paper and use them to write down things from the list that can be done at absolutely any time. Next, fold them up and put them in a jar"”that jar will always be there for you to dip into, maintaining a constant sense that you have something to look forward to whenever you have free time or need to practice more self care.

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Katherine Hurst

Katherine has faced a turbulent journey throughout her life of many challenges along the way. Her life changed after discovering the Law of Attraction like she had never dreamed over before. She is a strong believer that 'you are what you think', which is why she now lives by the mantra that 'positivity is power!' Her life today couldn't be any difference from what it used to be - now she is the chief writer at and the largest Law of Attraction community Facebook page. Katherine's mission is to share her own experiences of using the Law of Attraction to inspire change and happiness in the lives of all.