Would you like a simple way to upgrade your happiness in just 5 minutes a day?
It’s called The Five-Minute Journal. Have you ever heard of it?
It was made popular a few years ago by Tim Ferris, an author and podcaster who specializes in maximizing human potential. The journal is based on positive psychology.
I really like this style of journaling because it’s fast and simple… plus, it forces you to slow down for a couple of minutes both in the morning and at night, to set intentions, and reflect on your day.
Here’s the basic format…
Every morning list 3 things you’re grateful for, 3 things that ‘would make today great,’ and 1 daily affirmation.
Every night, write down 3 amazing things that happened during the day, and a sentence or two about what you could have done to make the day even better.
Use any kind of journal or notebook you like. (The published version of the original journal keeps all this to one page, so your answers can stay short and sweet.)
According to Intelligent Change http://www.intelligentchange.com,the company that publishes the official Five-Minute Journal, the format is set up to train your mind to focus on the positive things happening in your life… and shake you out of negative thought loops that keep you feeling stuck.
Overall, this will help you to develop a deeper sense of control over your actions and your life.
If you like journaling, try ‘upgrading’ to this format for a while to see how you like it!
If you don’t normally journal, this is the PERFECT format to experiment with. You can buy an official journal, or make your own version based on the questions above.
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Make it an intentional day.
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How do you focus on the positive things that are happening in your life? Let us know in the comments below.