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A week of goodness

By: Aileen Baxter

  1. Here is a simple mindfulness exercise to promote positive thinking. Every day for a week try to take some time and notice the good things that have happened that day.Every night before bed, think about three good things that have happened during the day. This could be things you have enjoyed, things that went well or things you are grateful for. Maybe a meal someone cooked for you, hearing someone’s good news, it can be anything that feels good to you.

    Take a note in your journal or some paper. For each item think about why you feel good about it. At the end of the week, look back at what you’ve written and notice how you feel.

    The science says, when we actively think about the positive things that have happened in our day for at least one week we consider ourselves happier and that feeling can last for up to six months.

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