If you find yourself feeling less than upbeat, thinking of something else can help move you to a better mental or emotional spot. However, at least for me – without a specific focus area, it can be difficult to stop ruminating on whatever is bothering you.
Here are four questions to use to help change your thinking and feel happier. In response to each question, try to think of a specific example. These questions are from the book Find Happiness Now by Jonathon Robinson.
- What small successes have I had recently?
- What could I feel grateful for?
- Who do I love and/or who loves me?
- What do I appreciate about myself?
For more ideas, see the Finding Happiness website or get the book from your local retailer or library.