Today was my first day back at work after the holidays. It was interesting to catch up with all my co-workers and share the stories of their holidays. Plenty of emails and packages were waiting for my attention, so the day passed very quickly but I still remembered to look for the things that made me happy.
Helen Conway left an interesting comment on yesterday's blog entry. She says: Did you know that research shows that people who keep a 'gratitude journal' (In which they write down each day 5 or so things they are grateful for) are happier than control groups who do not? It seems that those who do the journal actively look for good things to record and therefore focus on seeing the good in their day not the bad. I am grateful that you wrote your blog piece and reminded me of that.
Thanks Helen, I haven't heard about this before but it makes a lot of sense to me. I think it has to do with keeping a sense of perspective and not allowing the negative trivial things to rise to the surface and swamp the good things. Hmmm... I think I'll research this a bit further.