During one of my recent mental health therapy sessions, I was complaining about how I haven't met my personal goals. In general, I was feeling a sense of hopelessness and disatisfaction with myself. My therapist posed a question to me---
He asked me to imagine I am in my nineties, retired, and reflecting back on my life. Then, he asked me to write a letter to myself with the following scenarios in mind:
1) Imagining I had accomplished all my dreams and goals
2) Imagining I had not accomplished my many dreams and goals
Following this handwritten, letter writing activity, I reflected on my values, priorities, and learned a great deal about myself in this moment. Never forget how to shift your perspective, focus on the now, and continue to learn about yourself.