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Scientists are coming up with some hypotheses about people and how they plan for the future. Some of the research centers on how we view our future selves. Do we see that future self as a stranger, someone that is distinctly different than our current self? If you view your future self as distinctly different, then the more likely you are to put off tasks, like saving for retirement, exercising, eating better.
Here are a few tricks that we can use to make our future better. #1. Don't think of the future self as an other me, our beast of burden. We tend to think that our future self will have more time next week, or that He, She will not be as busy or tired or crave those chocolate chip cookies.
#2 People who feel closer to their future selves have more savings. We change so much over the years, without the concept of who we will be in the future. We need to identify that this is the same person, just an older version that will need money and possibly to be cared for.
#3 There are some picture apps that you can get that will age your face. This could possibly bring you to realize that you really do look like your mother or father. Will it bring you to looking at yourself as an aged person or just look like a wrinkled version of the current self. Hummm
I believe that a great deal of this is genetically conditioned. Did your parents save for retirement? Did they teach you the importance of this technique? Do you plan on winning the lottery? So many different factors, and time marches on.
LENS will clear the way so that you become more aware of what your life and environment is about. Give it a try.
Hello, I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.