A great way to increase your optimism and sense of hope is to regularly look back at your day and note three positive experiences you had. This exercise can help begin to decrease broad generalizations when we look at our days while also redirecting our tendency to focus on the negatives (a cognitive distortion). Give it a try! Here are mine for today.
1) My hoodie, it’s keeping me warm through this cold stint.
2) Pizza. It’s Digiorno and I love it.
3) Completed some errands that I have been putting off.