How many of us out there find it difficult to find something to be grateful for on certain days? Days when the rent is overdue, your car broke down, you have a toothache, your boss cut your hours, and you only have one package of ramen and a bag of lettuce in your fridge. Oh…and it’s raining.
We’ve all been there in one way or another. Some days really stink, and it can do a number on us. Over time, we can lose our positive outlook, especially during difficult and trying times.
How can you combat this?
Get a notebook and try writing down five positive things every day. Some days, they may be very simple, and you may have to dig for them. Things like, “I am breathing,” or “I made it through work without punching someone.” Sometimes, those really are the best parts about a day.
It may seem difficult at first, especially if you are more inclined to be a negative thinker. But, the more you do it, the easier it becomes to identify and appreciate the good things in your life that you may have started to overlook. Then, when you get depressed, go back over your previous entries and reflect on the positive things in your life you can be grateful for.
I’ve done it. It works. I promise 😉