Are you future planning? If you’re anything like most people, the recent COVID19 pandemic and lockdowns have caused you to take a step back. Perhaps you are reconsidering some of the things you used to take for granted in everyday life.

Most of all, there has been a big resurgence of interest in “seizing the day”. Future planning will allow individuals to pursue their dreams in a way they might have been neglecting, back when things were last “normal.”

Are you stuck at home for the time being, due to the lockdowns or for any other reason? Here are some great tips for planning for the future effectively, and in a way that can make a real difference.

Make a “bucket list” to base your plans off

One of the best future planning tips is to put yourself in a mindset where you take advantage of positive opportunities when they arise. Create a “bucket list.”

If you’re not familiar with the concept, it involves noting down everything that you want to achieve at some point in your life – including every experience you want to have,  every project you want to achieve, and every place you want to visit.

Your bucket list might include items such as getting laser eye surgery or an EnVogue Skin treatment, or it might include recording your own musical album, or cycling across the country.

Whatever the case is, create your bucket list and start getting excited about the things you will begin to do when you get the chance.

Consider the things you have taken for granted, that you want to take more seriously when you get the chance

We all naturally end up taking things for granted in life. We get used to the idea of them always being “around,” or “accessible.”

Maybe you were really interested in the idea of joining a yoga class for a long time, but never got around to it – only to find that the opportunity to do so is now temporarily unavailable.

When setting your goals for the future, take some time to seriously consider the things you have taken for granted in the past. Consider what you want to take more seriously when you do once again get the chance.

When the moment arises, let that memory motivate you to move past your hangups and excuses.

Think about the kinds of daily habits and steps that will lead you in the direction you want go in

Setting ambitious future goals is all well and good, but it won’t – in and of itself – give you a clear, structured, and motivated path to follow, on an everyday basis.

Use your goals to “reverse engineer” the kinds of daily habits and steps that will lead you in the direction you want to go in. Then, begin implementing those daily habits and routines as soon as possible. Preferably today. Even something as straightforward as 20 minutes of exercise a day, done at home, could help.

Now is the best time to strar future planning. Change your life. Enhance your lifestyle. Follow your dreams. Take the first step.