Let’s give you one practical thing you can do today.
Whenever I’ve had a few days of feeling a little “urgh” (that’s a technical term), I remind myself to go back to the first thing I learned.
I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to get into a bit of a funk. Maybe things aren’t going great at work, or maybe you’ve had an argument, or maybe just the weather is a bit gray and rainy.
It sometimes requires a bit of a jolt to get out of that feeling of urgh.
All you need is a little push that will remind you, as Pollyannaish as it may sound, that there is a silver lining to every cloud.
For me, that jolt is restarting my practice of Appreciations.
(It’s the first thing that my mentor Julie Arora taught me when I started on all this.)
Every night before I go to bed I write down three things I could appreciate about the day.
They don’t need to be big things, just anything that happened that you can appreciate. (Maybe you heard a good song on the radio, maybe someone let you go before them when exiting the parking lot…)
You’ll find that after a few days – or a couple of weeks – of doing that, you’ll feel better. You’ll replace urgh with yay (another technical term.)
If you’d like a reminder to do this (because it can be hard to remember a new habit), just click this link and you will get an email each night with a gentle nudge.
I highly recommend you do this. It’s what got me started in the first place!
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