Things have been tough lately. I hate keeping up with news (and keeping up with the news is something I love) because I come away informed, yet also angry and frustrated. I feel powerless to change anything. It’s March in Portland and it’s cold and rainy and there is no sun and it doesn’t seem like spring will ever come. Every single thing I do seems like a waste of time.
I’ve done gratitude journals before, and they don’t do much for me. Having to think of five things each night means that I think of the same things every day, more or less, so it gets repetitive and feels like an obligation.
But this worked. Something about repeatedly finding things to be grateful/thankful about during the day elevated my mood. You noticed I wrote down the date at the bottom. I had planned to keep doing this every day until things improved, but one day was exactly what I needed.