I’ve written a few times about positivity and finding happiness in the little things each day. I’ve become super interested in the psychology of happiness and one theme that keeps coming up is that feeling gratitude each day boosts happiness. I rather liked this idea so I started off thinking of three things I was grateful for before I went to sleep. Trouble was, I kept falling asleep before remembering to be grateful! Plus, thinking grateful thoughts is good for that moment but you don’t necessarily remember them when you need to, like when you’re feeling fed up and not at all cheerful. I’m taking part in #100happydays on Instagram but it hasn’t quite filled up my daily positivity quota.
So, I have decided that writing down something I feel grateful for each day and keeping track of them is the way forward. Starting this month the hubbie and I are writing down one thing each day and putting the little cards in a jar. (As you can see I’m quite easily pleased, a sunny instead of rainy dog walk makes me happy! Tea and biscuits make me feel pretty grateful too…) At the end of the month we’ll open up the jar and read all the cards. I bet we’ll have forgotten half of the little things which on the day made us smile. By storing them up and reading a month’s worth in one go I fully expect to be cheered and have my mood decidedly boosted.
Fancy joining me and noting down what you’re grateful for each day? I’d love to have some company (besides my hubbie of course) in this cheery challenge so do let me know if you’re keeping a gratitude diary too. And if you’d like a ready made Jar of Gratitude just waiting for you to start filling take a look here.