Train your brain to seek positivity by writing down 3 things your grateful for in the morning and at night

I’ve gotten into the habit of whenever I’m idly doing something to have a podcast teaching me something about self development playing the background. It’s surprising how motivating it can be to want to start doing something. It’s sad how I’ve had access to the videos I’m watching now for the past year and haven’t started listening to them until now. But hey, things happen when they’re supposed to happen.

One of the things that The Futur talked about today was to seek positivity when things started to go amiss. To do so, it means writing down 3 things that you’re grateful for when you wake up and right before you go to bed. It doesn’t seem like it will do much, but I remember when I had the most fun in my life it was when I was writing down 3 good things that would happen to me every single day. During those times I ended up in a short term relationship and the other time I moved across the country. Both were pretty great.

My question though is why did I stop writing those 3 things down daily? I know why I stopped after the short term relationship because everything blew up and I didn’t want to see the good anymore. Real depressing, but for another time. When I finally reached NYC, I stopped. Positivity kept coming to me as I kept seeking it in three good things that would happen. It’s like the opposite of opposites attract. Something about training my brain to be optimistic made it so that a lot of good things would happen.

As of today, I’m going to make this a habit. Let’s see if I can keep it up for 3 weeks.

  1. Having a warm bed to sleep in

  2. Hanging out with friends later today

  3. My dog Gemma

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