Some days I feel sad, or angry. Other days I feel happy, or excited.
All too often we will define our whole day by a single mood. Even if that mood changes. We may wake up feeling alert, positive and ready to take on the day, but by the time we get home from a bad and long ass day of work we’ll have forgotten that feeling. We’ll only remember how tired, frustrated, or fed up we feel.
You see, that’s because it’s much easier to find the negatives sometimes. The bad things are the sore thumbs that just have to make themselves known. Standing out and pushing aside those moments of happiness or achievement in the day. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Recently, in what I assume is a bid to help support the private therapy I’m having at the moment, Liam introduced a new routine to our day that I really hope we keep doing. It’s really simple, but I love it.
We sit down, and we list the great things about that day. Some days will be easier than others, but we will find the good bits and end the day focusing on them.
The positives don’t have to be monumental. They could be getting the amount of milk in your tea just right, or not having to shout any expletives at fellow commuters when driving to work. Or they can be bigger things, like taking pride in something you did (or didn’t) do.
They could be the turning point that changed what could’ve been a bad day into a good one. And kept it that way.
I highly recommend you try it.
I now look forward to finding the good things in my day. I seek them out and try to remember them so we can talk about them before it’s time for bed. It’s a pretty great feeling, tbh.
Give it a go.