In a previous post I wrote about the page a day diaries I got my family for Christmas and how we made them part of Rowan’s bedtime routine. Here I’m going to write about why we also have our own diaries and how we use them.
One reason we also have diaries is that it’s important to model the habits I want my child to have. Kids do as you do, not as you say.
As well as three good memories, my husband and I also write WHY we think these good things happened. It’s not a test, we don’t think too hard about it, but the theory is that doing this gives you a sense of control over your life. When you write down the little good things that happen and see that some of them happened because of actions you took or decisions you made you get motivated to make more good things happen. You know that it’s possible for you to do things that will make you happy. You are in control of your life and your happiness.
Why not try writing down three good things that happen to you each day for a week and see how it makes you feel? They can be big things or small things, unusual or everyday events. Just remembering the good things can make you happier and more grateful. Remembering why they happened can put you back in control of your life.
If you feel good after doing this for a week then why not continue? What about committing to a month? Please feel free to share how you get on in the comments.