When things go wrong, we can often be all-too ready to analyse the reasons, to look for underlying causes, and often to feel miserable as a result.
But what about when things go right?
What do we do then?
After a good day recently, when all the pieces seemed to slot into place, I didn’t even stop to think about it – just carried on with all the usual routines.
In fact it took a friend to drag me away from my desk for a celebratory coffee, talking through the good things that had happened.
I don’t think I do this enough.
I rarely stop to reflect on successes, whether they’re big or small.
And I don’t often allow myself to feel grateful.
I wonder if you do?
Even if the answer is yes, there’s no harm (and a lot of benefit) in doing a better job of acknowledging the good things in life.
They don’t necessarily need to be big wins.
They might even be something as simple as realising that for once you haven’t got a headache, for instance.
I reckon the late and great Ian Dury was right when he sang about ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’.
In general we all have them, even though they sometimes hide themselves in the recesses of our minds.
How about hunting some down today?