It seems that in the past, when I have had a bad day, or I have been depressed about something (usually because I don’t feel good about myself and where I am)… I have a tendency to think about all the negative things in my life… You know, the usual suspects- “I don’t have enough money”, “My mother is mad at me”, “I did something my wife doesn’t like, so she is miffed at me”, “my kids won’t listen to me”- You know the drill.
Well, it is time to start thinking about the good in life. The best way to do this is to write it down.
Write it down as it happens. Spend two minutes a day writing down good things that happen. “I saw this great show”, “Gee whiz, my foot does not hurt nearly as much as it did yesterday”, “Talked to my mother and we didn’t get in a fight”… whatever it is, just write it down.
Now, go out and get a notebook. Like a diary. And start…. the first entry can be “got this great notebook and I am going to write this great story”. The story is all the good things that happen to you.
Then when you are having a crappy day, it will be easy to not only go back and read about all the things that you feel thankful about, but you also get to focus on new good things to put in the book.
Someone else is happy with less than you have.- Unknown