Was recently introduced to some interesting material; ways to control stress. Who’s not stressed?
In a nutshell it says, right before you go to bed at night to think back over your day and remember three good things that happened – things that went well, that you enjoyed or were grateful for. These can be small (e.g. a delicious sandwich or a child smiling on the bus) or of bigger importance for you. You’ll probably find it varies. Try doing this for a week to start with.
The article says that people who are grateful tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled. They go on to say that being grateful can help people cope with stress and can even have a beneficial effect on heart rate. In tests, people who tried it each night for just one week were happier and less depressed one month, three months and six months later.
Here’s the link: http://www.actionforhappiness.org/
Now, I started this program today (Saturday February 28, 2015).
But if I were to look back at my time growing up in the neighborhood, here’s my three.
1-An Egg Cream
Now it’s your turn.
On your mark, get set, go…