Jar Of Happy Memories – Make It Your New Years Resolution!
Research has shown that people who remember positive events have a higher success rate than those who remember negative events. Most people have had many positive things happen in their lives. Many great experiences.
However, it is the minds tendency to remember the negative events more. Negative experiences can carry more emotional weight and therefore imprint deeper into the mind. This is why negative experience can seem to be closer to the surface of ones awareness.
This is compounded by today’s commercial and social media. The mind is constantly being bombarded with negative headlines, stories and information. It is like walking around with a black cloud. Everything that you see is clouded with negativity.
It is possible to train the mind to remember the good in everything. To train the mind to have the good experiences at the forefront of one’s mind. Every cloud will then at least have a silver lining. This is a basic skill that everyone should know and ideally would be taught at school.
Every garden has weeds and flowers. A good gardener knows how to pull out all the weeds and water the flowers. This is the process in a nutshell. We fill our minds with flowers, colour and fragrance. Then there is no room for the weeds to regrow. Constant pruning of the weeds make sure every seed does not take root in your garden.
The ability to find the good in challenging situations is a skill that is highly treasured amongst successful people. It can be the difference between success and failure. The ability to rest the mind at will. No matter what circumstances that maybe presenting themselves. The ability to switch the mind to fill it full of happy things that nurture the positive goals in your life is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself.
There are many simple techniques that people use to ensure that positive experiences are at the forefront of their mind.
One such well known technique is to get a jar and every week write a note about a positive that has happened that week. At the end of the year open the jar and look at all the good things that have happened. It could be something that you are grateful for, something that made you smile, an achievement etc. Fill your jar with happy memories!
As far as New years resolutions go. This is a good resolution…easy and very powerful. Benefits not just you and people around you. Try it, it is fun. You can do it as a team exercise at work, family bonding time, or your own personal jar filled with happy memories .You will be surprised at the journey you go on reliving the great events of the past year. Start filling your jar today!
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