A person I work with recommended this activity:
Every day, list three successes you had and then send this list to a friend who will send you his or hers.
This teaches your mind to focus and look for success rather than failure and disappointment while giving you support, encouragement, and motivation to do so.
These can be simple successes like flossing. They can also be something big, like getting your doctorate or a raise. You define your successes, and you can find at least three every day.
I am going to post my list every day here on Insight to share with you. I will also post to Twitter and if you want to follow me on Twitter, I invite you to do so. Also feel free to send me your Daily Successes.
Eventually, I may only post to Twitter, but for now, I'm going to post to both places. I might add Facebook, too, but I don't want to make this a lot of unnecessary and redundant work for myself.
Okay, without further ado, my three successes today:
1. I walked to the grocery store and lugged home my groceries.
2. I made dinner for myself and it was good and simple.
3. I bought rechargeable batteries to replace my 7-year-old rechargeable batteries.
4. I finally replaced my dying keyboard of 13 years.
Yes, there are four up there! I had a lot of success today.
Additionally, this was the first week I didn't procrastinate my grad school homework. I finished everything within a day or two of the work being assigned. I am extraordinarily proud of myself for doing this!