I hope your week is going well.

For this week’s Mental Sunshine my word is: Blessed

You might read this and immediately think what have I got to be thankful for

Life is busy and there are things going on that could easily make us feel doomed (one reason I do not watch or listen to the news…)

And you’d be right of course – there are plenty of things you could feel a bit rubbish about.

You don’t need an email to remind you of those though!

The point of this email is to give you some rays of Mental Sunshine to brighten your day.

And I’m willing to bet that there are plenty of things in your life you could count as a blessing.

It’s all about looking at the things around you – doing this can actually improve your mood, as you train your brain to look for the positives on a regular and ongoing basis.

You could “count your blessings” by literally making a list and looking at it when you need a little boost.

You could make a habit of using “down time” to make a mental list of your blessings.

One good way of doing this is linking it to doing a mundane task and you’ll soon think of plenty of reasons to feel blessed.

Or you can just close your eyes and meditate on it for a few moments.

This can work from the very first time you do it, helping to boost your mood a little by reminding you of all the good things in your life.

But if you can make this into a regular habit, it can have a cumulative effect where it just helps to keep your mood a little better over time –

More Mental Sunshine!