November Thankful Challenge 2015
This November I have decided I will do a Thankful Challenge. In which I will be posting things that I am thankful for in each post. Soon the holiday season will be near. Not everyone has a wonderful holiday. I am thinking this challenge may help prepare and help those face the season with a positive outlook.
I have learned that we must exercise focusing on the positive things we see and have in our lives, to help fight depression. It is much easier for people to fall into the routine of seeing the negative things that we experience day to day. Which then can put us into a down word spiral that never seems to stop.
It is a fact, you can google, that we can retrain the wiring in our brains to see the positives we experience and see. I don't mean, ignore the bad things we face in our lives. But, I truly have become to believe that all things happen for a reason. That reason can be good,bad, Positive, or Negative. It is a choice, I have learned to make. I admit it, it can be a hard task to do. With time it has become easier when carried out.
When I feel down or just plain bummed out, I often go to my gratitude journal. Start each day to write three things each day down that is positive that has happened. Even, if it is the smallest of things.
Like; "I woke up this morning. The sun was shining and I managed to get dressed."
This can be our last thoughts while we lay down each night as well. Just trying to lay there and think of three things that happened to you that day. Even the smallest of things count!
Within time, you will find yourself finding more important things you will be thinking of pointing out. For instance; "So and so called me today, I actually got allot accomplished today. I had a good laugh today! I am so happy I didn't go to the gym today. There was a fire there today."
Try this and let me know in the comments bellow how you make out?
Have a wonderful day,
MS and Living Life... Sherry