Does it ever feel like you are carrying around a bag filled with negativity and stress? We pile on the problems and to do lists and expose ourselves to negative stimuli throughout the day. It becomes something we carry around with us and then have trouble shaking off.
At the end of every day take 5 minutes to empty your BAG of negativity and stress and put it on a shelf somewhere. Now it is ready to be filled. Identify your BAG of happiness. What does it look like? Picture it. Now here is how we fill it:
"B" Best Thing! What is the best thing that happened all day?
"A" Accomplishment! What did you accomplish today?
"G" Gratitude! What are you grateful for?
Now ask yourself WHY these things are important!
Take a look at this video that explains a little more about how this works.
Just 5 minutes a day you can empty your BAG of negative and fill it with positive. You will notice the longer you do this exercise the more you will see the positive throughout your day!
I would love to hear from you!
Cara Maksimow, LCSW, CPC
Maximize Wellness Counseling & Coaching, LLC