Thursday, October 07, 2010

remember 3 good things

there will be days when there seems like nothing is going well. the back pain is flairing, the co-worker next to you finds it funny when he is a little extra annoying, and you can’t seem to get anything done (constantly interrupted).

a few weeks ago i felt like this and i remembered a great technique that always helps.

remember 3 good things.

i learned this trick from a good on-line friend of mine.

at the end of your day on your commute home (or if you work from home before you leave your home office) – remember 3 good things that happened to you that day.

they can be the tiniest things ever.

they could be:
  • the first cup of coffee you had this morning.
  • the bird chirping outside your window.
  • seeing your children's face before they go to school that could make you smile all day.

whatever you can find, just focus on those three things and watch what happens. you will notice your mood change in a positive way.

this is a natural reaction. when you focus on the good stuff in your day, it’s a little reminder that there are good things in your life.

what are 3 good things that have happened in your day so far? let’s talk in the comments section.