|| WORD || I don’t spend time wondering what might be next; I just focus on trying to savor every day. ~ Trisha Yearwood
One of my absolute favorite happiness interventions is the art of savoring positive things. The more you savor, the stickier things get inside your brain, and the more lasting and more positive it’s impact.
Creating a POSITIVE PORTFOLIO is one way to savor positive experiences. It’s intended to be a verbal, visual, and auditory collection of materials that make you feel something deeply, whether it’s joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, or love.
For instance, if you’ve got a huge month in front of you with projects, and travel, and work, and health related stuff, then select a particular mental state that will positively impact and support your life, right now. Decide on a mental state that you would like to embrace & practice.
Take time to consider things that move and interest you. Curate different music, poems, pictures, letters, quotes, stories, emails, cards, objects, and words that can be included in your positive portfolio.
Once you’ve gathered everything, place your collection on your smart phone, in an empty journal, or whatever container works best for you.
Keep it somewhere you can appreciate and savor regularly, and update whenever needed.
This is the day to be glad.
Happiness Booster #1 – The Booty Swing
Happiness Booster #2 – I Celebrate Downton Abbey
Happiness Booster #3 – Random Love Notes From September
Happiness Booster #4 – Your Daily Dose
Happiness Booster #5 – Do What You Love
Happiness Booster #6 – Ear Candy