For the last three years I have been writing down positive things/moments that happened to me and putting them in a jar. I started doing this so I would stop concentrating everything that would go wrong.
On the 1st January I prepared a jar and got some sticky notes ready. At first I had to search really hard to find things that were positive. Then I broke it down and looked at the basics, like I brushed my hair. Building up to things like paying someone a compliment or buying flowers for my friends.
There are no hard and fast rules on keeping a happy jar, such as find something to write everyday. Some days I would write down as much as 5 things and the next day, nothing.
When I needed cheering up I would dip into the jar and remember what I had found positive. This would also encourage me to keep writing down positive things.
Before I knew it and the time had come to empty the jar.
I would sit on my own and unfold the sticky notes. It was emotional sometimes but really good to remember the moments that had taken place that past year.
Some tips that helped me.
- Put a pen and notes in the jar, then there are no excuses.
- Place the jar somewhere you will be encouraged to write your moments.
- You don’t have to use a posh jar and colourful paper.
- Don’t worry if you can’t think of anything to write.
I have enjoyed this process and how it helps me to remember positive things and moments. I would encourage anyone to try it, but there is no pressure.
Thank you for reading this post and I hope 2018 is a positive year for you all.