What would you do for yourself?
We are never too young or too old to do something good for ourselves. Sometimes it is difficult to put ourselves first or self nuture. I asked a few friends what they might thank themselves for in the future and the answers were all so different. One said they would thank themselves for starting their own business and creating freedom for themselves. Another said they would thank themselves for setting boundaries with family members that they found brought negativity and self doubt into their daily life. One friend said the best thing they did was take a vacation with no wifi and without looking back.
In an article from Power of Positivity titled 10 Things You Can Do Now That You’ll Thank Yourself For Later, they mention living in the present as one of the ten. While there is nothing wrong with with planning and setting future goals sometimes we can miss out on what is happening here and now.
Do you ever find yourself sitting at a family event while making a mental to do list in your head? Or maybe watching your child play hockey while sending a grocery list to yourself on your phone? By not being truly present we might miss that first hockey goal or family story that makes everyone laugh for years to come.
Be who you really are each day challenges an article by Lifehack, 30 Vital Things your future self will thank you for. It suggests first you can start with deciding who you really are and then take the next step to be that person daily. Being authentic and true to yourself is a gift you can give to your future self.
So be present, be honest, be you and then do something that your future self will thank you for!