Making a List of What’s Going Right

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Great, gentle advice on how to redirect ones focus when it’s stuck in Negativity-ville.

Dementia Journey by Deborah Shouse

I started my gratitude practice as my mother was wading into dementia, as a way to stay connected, compassionate, and sane. The more I notice the good things, the happier I seem to be. I really resonated with this blog from my friend Karen Rowinsky and I wanted to share it with you.

 Making a List of What’s Going Right

From Guest Blogger Karen Rowinsky

Feeling overwhelmed?

Can’t catch a break?

Nothing seems to be going your way?

If you are having one of those days, weeks, or months, this tip is for you.

gloomyInstead of reciting to yourself, or others, the list of events that are stressing you out, try documenting the things that are going right.

Start with real things that are going right like:

  • Even though my head hurts, my feet don’t.
  • I don’t know where the mortgage payment will come from but at least no one…

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3 thoughts on “Making a List of What’s Going Right

    Theresa Hupp said:
    May 30, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Deborah is a good writing friend in Kansas City and has taught me a lot . . . about writing and life.


    Jill Weatherholt said:
    May 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Irene.
    Since January 1st, I’ve kept a happiness journal. To date, I’ve written something that made me happy each day.
    I loved Deborah’s book!


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