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A FORMULA FOR GIVING YOURSELF SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO Laura Vanderkam 3 days ago · 4 min read - One big adventure - One little adventure - Something whimsical Illustration: Dora Godfrey. As pandemic life drags on, many of us are appreciating (and/or missing) the joy of having something to look forward to. An upcoming party gives structure to a weekend. A planned beach vacation makes the winter doldrums bearable. Some research has found that anticipating positive events can reduce negative feelings in stressful situations ; other studies find that thinking about future positive experiences can nudge wiser choices in the present. HOW TO PLAN WITH PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE TO PLAN. ‘PLANNING PRIVILEGE’ IS REAL Full story

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