When you focus on all the good things in your life you naturally become a more positive person. Writing down just five things each day that you are thankful for, will make you more optimistic and therefore automatically happier. It is no good just thinking about them, you have to take action and put pen to paper to make them concrete.
Some days you may be challenged with difficult situations or certain obstacles might get in the way, but each day will have some good in it somewhere. It doesn’t have to be anything huge like a life-changing event, in fact, learning to appreciate the small things has many advantages.
Let’s get going:
- Plan aside 5 minutes of your day, just before you go to bed is ideal. Keep it consistent, this way it will more easily become a habit.
- Write down exactly 5 positive things from your day, no less, no more.
- It doesn’t have to be anything big, just positive. For example, “It was a sunny day”, “I spoke to a friend”, “I wore bright colours”, “My coffee tasted good”……….
- Research has shown that it takes just one month for actions to become habits. What are you waiting for? Let’s get positive.