Find an old shoe box or a glass jar.
If you are feeling creative you can decorate it and create a great label for it called ‘My Strengths’.
Each and every day take a piece of paper and write down what you did well during the day – perhaps where you stood up for yourself by speaking your truth, maybe you grabbed hold of negative thinking and turned this around, or you decided that you would not respond to someone else’s irritability and hold your peace as a fight would not be worth it, when you put compassion before seeing something as a potential slight against you and realised that the other person was suffering, or you went for your hour of exercise when you didn’t feel like it…
At the end of a week or month – or if you are having a low moment or are being self critical – empty your box or jar out and read through all the things you noticed as your personal strengths.. just this will help you reevaluate and be kinder to yourself and prouder of who you are!
Share with us on our Facebook page what things you are proud of and feel strong about…give it attention, the more it helps you brain practice positive thinking, and over time can become a habit.
Children can really benefit from this exercise and families can build it into their family evening reflection when you have a meal together or sit down together..
(to make it even more eco and nature friendly – you could take photograph on your phone of something in nature that reminds you of one of your strengths..build up a strength album with these images and look through them whenever your spirit is sagging and you need a boost.)