Can you imagine how your life might be filled with more joy, if at the end of every day, you wrote down one memory from that day, that made you smile?
I did this for an entire year and I'm here to tell you... it SERIOUSLY WORKS! While on my journey to love what's next, I read that writing one positive thought a day allows your brain to relive the experience, which teaches your brain that the positive behavior matters. In fact, research found that patients suffering from chronic pain or disease who did this for six weeks in a row had dropped their pain medication by 50 percent six months later.
Since I was struggling to find joy in my life, I thought this couldn't hurt to try it. Each day I sat down and thought about my day. Some days were better than others, but I challenged myself to come up with at least one thing that make me smile, one positive thought from my day and write it down. I was surprised to see that even on the worst days, I was still able to think of one, happy, memory that brought me joy. I found that this simple, little, exercise definitely made me far more grateful and joyful. In fact, I started each day thinking, "I want to be sure I create at least one happy memory to write down today." Just thinking this created opportunities for me to bring more joy into my life.
So, instead of writing my one, happy, memory from each day in my journal, I decided it would be more fun if I had a cool way of doing this that would entice me to want to do it every day. This is how the Smile Playback Project was created!
This is how the Smile Playback Project works:
If you are interested in buying all the pieces that make up the Smile Playback Project, you can pre-order through the link below. Orders will ship September 10th.
I encourage you to try this Project. If this seems like a lot, don't commit to doing it every day. Start with once or twice a week. See if you enjoy it and if it brings you more joy. I personally found that if I knew I had to write down something that made me smile every day, I ended up creating a day that I could follow through with my goal. In return for committing to this, I was happier and closer to creating a life I loved!
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Nicole Cavey is the Chief Pursuit Officer of Love What's Next. Through her personal journey to uncover what was next for her, she discovered that you can love where you are no matter what stage in life you are in... as long as you know how. Her mission is to show YOU how!