Like everyone (and particularly creative people – in real life I’m a novelist), I’m given to attacks of the blue meanies, but I have found doing this exercise every day, even when things went wrong, nothing really happened, or I had a nasty ear infection, made me feel generally happier.
It became a fun project to find something great in each day to share. I wake up looking forward to doing it and so far I’ve always found something.
I’m not a new age Pollyanna suggesting that positive thinking is a cure for all ills – certainly not for clinical depression, counting your blessings then can just add guilt to the misery – but as a tool to have you skipping through life with a new spring in your step, it really works.
Why not give it a go? Start with seven days and see where it takes you…