Thursday Thoughts

Week 1

POSITIVE FOCUS

Welcome to Thursday Thoughts where we are going to start by exploring the idea of positive focus. Today is about beginning to train your brain to really notice and focus on the positives in our lives, despite what might be happening around us.

Fred Bryant and Joseph Veroff have found that those who were encouraged to maintain a positive focus during daily walks for one week reported a greater increase in happiness at the end of the week than those who walked with a negative or neutral focus. So let’s give positive focus a go.

“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.”
– Robert H. Schuller

1.

Watch this video voiced with a wonderful poem by Richard Hendrick that really encompasses what it means to think and act positively during this difficult time.
3 minutes

2.

Why not set aside some time today to complete this worksheet? It involves writing down the automatic negative thoughts circling your brain, and then thinking of a positive, truthful replacement. We highly recommend it!

20 minutes+

3.

If you fancy a deep-dive into the positives happening all over the world, have a look at this new site, ‘karunavirus’. Their focus is to take the idea of cognitive reframing and put it into practice by sharing positive news articles and online content.
minutes+