You should always have something to look forward to.
Right now I’m looking forward to a whole bunch of things. Some are short term things happening in the next few days or even later today, some are more long term like a big trip or some other big event. And some are somewhere in between.
I’m looking forward to a run tomorrow morning and going to the ballgame with Mac tomorrow afternoon. I’m looking forward to a trip to Shawnigan Lake and Vancouver Island in a few weeks. I’m looking forward to a big family trip to Canmore and Banff, Alberta at Christmas. I’m already looking forward to running the Chicago Marathon in 2014. Until a few minutes ago, I was looking forward to having cedar plank salmon and corn on the cob for dinner.
These things we look forward to are the things that keep us moving forward. When I don’t have anything to look forward to, it gets me down. It doesn’t always have to be a trip or something big – even looking forward to going out for dinner with Ginny and the kids can get me through the afternoon when there’s only those tedious tasks to do.
Keep track of what you are looking forward to – and make sure you always have something on that list.