When I was studying Positive Psychology with Tal Ben Shahar, we delved into countless exercises, all designed to give us clarity, cultivate optimism, and give us a roadmap for a happier life.
There was one that was so simple, yet so powerful, that it became my favorite: Professor Laura King’s Best Possible Self exercise. Today, doing it is YOUR challenge.
Here it is:
Take a moment to imagine your life 5 years in the future. What is the best possible life you can imagine? Consider all of the relevant areas of your life, such as your career, academic work, relationships, hobbies, and health. What would happen in these areas of your life in your best possible future?
For the next 15 minutes, write continuously about what you imagine this best possible future to be.