But I’ve found something that is my jam.
I call it “Bright Spots”
At first I had to think about them a lot and I found I was repeating the same underlying ideas.
In the short term, it feels good to share positive things. Much of the time it sparks others to do the same, which is awesome. I enjoy reading those way more than writing my own. When I post a bright spot from my week that occurred because of another person, hearing the story makes them happy of course, but it has a boomerang effect and that happiness comes back to me as well.
The long tail of this is that I’m rewiring my brain to focus on positive things and relationships.
I still meet people that I disagree with, occasional threats to my business (if you want to call them that), and things that just generally require my headspace and mental resources- BUT I simply have way too many positive things and relationships to cultivate to focus any more time than absolutely necessary on those things.
My practice of gratitude “Bright Spots Friday” reminds me of that.