Here’s my longstanding theory of life/joy:
You should always plan stuff to look forward to. It’s not exactly about future thinking, but more about creating something good in the future to think about and look forward to. You can’t achieve the same effect by thinking about the past. I mean, sure you can celebrate something you’ve achieved in the past, but I find that this fades rather quickly. No, it’s all about the future.
Here’s something I discovered today
Behavioural activation is based on one key principle: that scheduling and completing meaningful, purposeful, and rewarding activities can lift our mood, energise us, and stimulate our interest and pleasure in day-to-day life.University of York: Introduction to Behavioural Activation for Depression
So, yeah, seems that my thoughts and theories about life aren’t so mad after all. 🐸