What went well today?

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My new book is very exciting! Do you know how it is when you read something that really creates a shift in your thinking? I have read most of this author’s books and so I was delighted to find a new one to download to my Kindle.

Flourish by well known and respected psychologist, Martin Seligman was released on February 7, 2012. In the Preface he says,β€œThis book will help you flourish.” Seligman’s new theory is applicable not just for individuals but for communities, schools, the workforce, the economy…
A simple activity that I have incorporated into my day is the “What went well?” exercise. At the end of each day I reflect on my day and name three things that went well. At first it took me a little while to come up with three things but now it is getting easier and I am finding more and more experiences I can add to my list. It makes me realise that even if I have been a bit down or grumpy, there are still lots of positive things happening and this exercise is making me more aware of the good things in my life!

That has to be a good thing πŸ™‚

cheers

Lorraine

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6 thoughts on “What went well today?

  1. Great practice! We do something similar . . . we drop slips of paper into our Gratitude Jar when something pleasing happens or when we just “feel good” about something. Some days lots of slips get dropped into the jar.

    We plan to read through them on New Year’s Eve.

  2. Your ‘Flourish’ comments remind me of a poster in a church, pertaining to prayers.
    “Lord, give me one more thing – a thankful heart”.
    I thought that prayer changed a lot of the usual focus re what we might be praying about, or asking for!

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