Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mindset ~ kindness

This morning, I read advice in the Ask Amy column about helping a child deal with stress before bedtime, but I like the suggestion for adults as well.  How would my mindset change if I pondered these questions at the end of every day?
  1. “What was your least favorite part of this day?” (negative)
  2. “What was your favorite part of the day?”  (positive)
  3. “How did you show kindness today?”  (very positive)
At the very least, I would be more focused on positive things at bedtime:  something I enjoyed about the day, plus some kind thing I did.  As Amy says, "These questions at the end of each day will help [me] to modulate [my] behavior during the day and put [my] own story into context at night."

The photo above, which I found online, is one I've seen several time.  It was originally with a story about a man who took off his shoes (they look like sandals) and gave them to a homeless young woman with no shoes.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

At the end of each day I "rank" my day and write something I am grateful for. I've really enjoyed this practice for the last year.