JOURNAL POSITIVE, ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCES. THINK OF SOMETHING THAT WENT WELL...SOMETHING THAT WORKED!
If you are experiencing stress or anxiety it is easy to forget the "good stuff", the good and enjoyable things that happen every day in your life. It is easy to think only of the things that aren't working. It really helps to remember the things that are working. Take some time each day to write in your journal something good or enjoyable that happened. Or you might remember something that went well or worked during the day. If you are a student that might be a project you were working on or a homework assignment or a sports team practice or a game or something you learned in a class. Many students like to recall things that went well or worked in the classroom..."I learned the lesson...I finished the project...I worked with a classmate...the teacher really helped me". It might be a conversation you had with a friend or an act of kindness you did for someone. There are so many things that go well during a day! Remember more than one when you can.
If you are repeating a text conversation with a friend or family member sharing gratitudes, add this list of what "Went well".
If you can't remember something "that worked" recently, remember some positive experience from the past and feel good about it.