my confession

W. Doyle Gentry says daily confessions can be a good start toward being happy. Psychology in general concerns itself with how and what human beings think, how they feel, and how and why they behave the way they do. Positive psychology does the same thing — only it focuses on positive thoughts, positive emotions, andpositive ways of acting toward others.

In making your daily confession — it needs to be daily to get the real benefit — you need to pay attention to the good stuff. Think about what went right rather than what went wrong. Look at that part of the glass that’s half full, rather than the half that’s empty.

Get in touch with positive feelings — love, compassion, gratitude — not feelings like anger, dissatisfaction, and despair. Ask yourself, “What have I done today that’s positive, that made someone else’s life easier or better, or that made me a healthier and happier person?

Happiness is not just about feeling joyful. It comes from other positive feelings that you experience in the course of everyday life as well. In essence, one good feeling leads to another. If you have enough of these other positive emotions, you can’t help but be happy.

…so what kind of positive feelings have you experienced today (so far)?

today i have felt relieved that my back is feeling better

today i have felt happy to know my friends hub medical procedure was completed with no complications

today i have felt grateful that hub is taking care of me (giving me pain meds, bringing me coffee)

by me and you simply paying more attention to the positive things we say and do each day, (esp to ourselves), maybe we can try and become a much more positive person — and, thus..in time….be happier

so, tell me ONE happy thought you ha about you today…come on, confess to me

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15 Responses to my confession

  1. New Journey says:

    Well I have to say I did have a good look in the mirror today….I am able to see some of the weight I have lost and still can the weight I need to loose….I can see how on paper how far I have come, I can feel what I have given up to get where I am and I am see the results in being more pain free in some of my joints…but I confess it is still the toughest thing I have done in a long time and I still want to sink my teeth into a big piece of German chocolate cake right now….aghhhhhhh

  2. New Journey says:

    Oh yes I am glad your back is feeling better…..xxkat

  3. Osyth says:

    First of all – I LOVE this idea and have added it to the daily list – top of every day (I write a daily list same time every day not that I’m at all OCD, you understand!) My positive is that my youngest daughter got back safely to Liverpool from staying with me and is in really positive spirits to tackle the next University year. Proud mummy 🙂

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