Try to envision who you will be in 10 years. Does that version of you seem similar to the one you are now? Or do they strike you as odd?

Some people can see themselves in the future as being quite similar to who they are today. These people are more likely to manage their resources better and treat others with greater integrity because they care about making their future lives easier. Others find it difficult to see themselves as extensions of who they already are, and as a result, they usually act in far more careless ways. They don’t seem to care much about the long-term effects of their decisions.

We should think more about our future selves because doing so has huge consequences for our health, happiness, and financial stability. You are more likely to take care of your body so that it will be in better health in the years to come if you are clear on whom you want to be in the future.