Thinking about the Future can increase Optimism: Jennice Vilhauer
Thinking about the future can increase optimism, create a sense of purpose, and reduce anxiety.
So says Jennice Vilhauer, PhD in her article "Why Thinking About the Future Can Improve Depression"
Jennice asks, "So, how exactly can future thinking help improve depression?"
She answers, in part, "Increasing optimism: By imagining positive future scenarios, people can begin to develop a more optimistic outlook. This can help improve mood and increase motivation to work towards a better future."