1. Keep a diary beside your bed and every night, last thing before you turn out the lights, write down 5 things for which you’re grateful.
2. When you do this exercise, be specific (it’s not good enough to say “I’m grateful for my health (or the health of my loved ones)”. Elaborate – exactly why do you appreciate your good health?
3. Use reminders (stickers or notes) to help you regularly recall all the good things in your life.
4. Find a regular time during which you can reflect on all the good things in your life (e.g., on the bus or train in to work every morning, after you’ve organised the kids off to school etc.). Remember, you’ll only need about 5 minutes so “not having enough time” is not enough of an excuse.