COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS — REGULARLY!
We should consider our “blessings” rather regularly — perhaps daily for a moment or two. And that’s where an adaquate “blessings list” can assist…
Perhaps every week or so, one should spend a bit of time looking over (and perhaps adding to) their personal “blessings list” — taking time to deeply absorb and relish each item for a moment or two. Another tactic might be to place little “post-it” notes around the house — each with a single “blessing” on it — to briefly focus one’s positive thoughts throuought the day. Or, perhaps, carrying with you a small stack of index cards — each containing a “blessing” — and ponder one for a short bit at various times as you go about your daily routine.
These are quite similar to the kinds of techniques we first discussed in the Fundamental “Stop Worrying” — and there are other ideas in that earlier Chapter apppropriate here, as well. The idea, of course, is to use these — or other strategies you might think of yourself — to gradually train yourself to think mor positively and optimistically. And continue doing so, until they become a genuine habit!