Amidst the maelstrom of politics, work, and life stress, sometimes it’s difficult to remain positive.
But thankfully Reddit users got together to share different techniques they’ve used that bring a bit of much-needed positivity to their lives.
Here are ten of the best ones:
1. Have a daily journal where you write the happy things that happened that day
In a journal, write down the 3 most positive things and 1 most negative thing that happened 'today' at the end of every day. At the end of the week, review and make a new top 3/1 list. Repeat at the end of the month. Do that every month, and then compare the months at the end of the year.
Two things will happen:
(1) You'll start looking for positive things, so you have something to write about at the end of the day. I believe this is the core of being happy.
(2) Reviewing your happy memories is fun, but reviewing your negative moments each week will show you how trivial most of the negatives were, and that even the big tragedies don't hurt so much over time.