Awesome idea for 2015 that I’m adapting from a Reddit “Life Pro Tip” thread.
Basically, by the end of every year, it’s easy to forget about all the awesome things that have happened to you during the year.
Big things – like getting a promotion, reaching a business milestone, or paying off your student loans, and even little things like catching the bus right on time, or hitting all the green lights on your way to work one day… it’s important to take note of these things and reflect on them when they happen!
Important, because it’s easy for us to normalize the good things that happen to us. A raise is only a raise for a few weeks, and then it becomes your salary. Your 50th customer is only exciting until your focus turns to hitting 100 and onward from there.
So the Reddit thread I mentioned suggested making a jar and hand-writing notes every time something awesome or just a little thing that you appreciates happens.
But I’m adapting it a little for 2015.
I’m going to make a private email address. Call it Appreciate2015@SimpleCrew.com or something, and then email myself little notes every time something I appreciate happens. Big, small, and anywhere in between.
Then – don’t look at it for the entire year. Wait for New Years 2015 > 2016, and go back in there and reflect on all the awesome things that happened during the year.
It’s an amazing way to remember what to appreciate, and is sure to help for the times when you feel down and need a pick-me-up in the future.