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Getting clear about our dreams for the future helps us to
crystallise our goals and prioritise the things that are really
most important to us. It also helps to focus our attention and
efforts on the things we can do to make our dreams a reality. And
the evidence shows that it can make us happier as as a result.
Psychologists in America have shown that writing about our dreams for the future can help us become happier. They asked people to write about their future - for 20 minutes a day for four days - imagining that everything had turned out well and all their dreams were realized. People that did so were more likely to feel immediately happier (than people writing about other neutral things) and this effect lasted for several weeks. They even felt better physically too.
But isn't this just fantasyland? Are we just setting people up for disappointment? Well it seems not. For those for whom this action worked, it helped them identify what was really important in their life - what they really valued. They weren't just writing a list or daydreaming - they were describing in detail their vision of the future for themselves. They were then able to identify specific goals to work towards. It seemed to help make them feel that it was in their control to work towards the things they wanted.
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Enjoy your dreaming!
 King, L.A. The Health Benefits of Writing about Life Goals. (2001).Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 798-807
 Sheldon, K.M. & Lyubomirsky, S. (2006) How to increase and sustain positive emotion: The effects of expressing gratitude and visualizing best possible selves.The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1, 73-82
Extensive resources from Pennsylvania University Positive Psychology Centre
The How of Happiness
A Practical Guide to Getting The Life You Want
Optimism helps us achieve our goals
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined"- Henry David Thoreau
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