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Looking Back, Looking Forward Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a Looking Back, Looking Forward Worksheet It will help you to focus on your present to achieve your future goals.

What is looking Back, Looking Forward, a Worksheet?

Looking back and looking forward is a technique used in positive psychology in which self-reflection is done, in this technique you get to know the importance of your present by looking back. Looking back at your accomplishments and highlighting them is very important for higher self-esteem, it makes you happy and content in life that you have achieved something. 

How Looking Back, Looking Forward, Worksheet helps?

Sometimes you tend to focus too much on the past or future, but it's always good to stick to your present. This worksheet will help you create a link between your present and your past. It will tell you to remember how you have reached here. It's a kind of comparison. thinking about the future wouldn’t make you worried because by looking back and seeing how far you have come, you can now easily predict that you can achieve the obstacles that might come in your way in the future too.

Instructions on how to use the Looking Back, Looking Forward Worksheet

This worksheet has three phases of your life, past, present, and future.  Choose a period from your past that you want to share and then see how different your present is from your past and how you want things to be in your future.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a Looking Back, Looking Forward Worksheet which hopefully helped you to focus on your present to achieve your future goals.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.
If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.