Every night – before you go to bed, 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.
What absolute bullshit! I have seen this again and again on forums as advice for a positive mindset. How dare people demand you must have had at least 3 good things happen each day. Today I spoke to no other human beings at all again. I did not enjoy any TV programs and could not settle or relax at all. I felt tense and drank too much again. It rained so I could not go and sit in the garden or go out. My dinner tasted OK, not great and I burnt another meal. I did some housework and the washing. I used the internet and it left me feeling more depressed again. NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED! its like this every day of every week of every month with minor variations. At what level do people not get it? Do they just assume that every human being has hundreds of great events happen to them every day by just being alive and they should be grateful for each? if I did say these things to myself it would not have any effect anyway as I would not mean it as know its not true.