Negative thoughts and feelings are powerful and can consume you. They have the ability to make what could be a great day, bad. A proven way to help relieve this is to write down what’s bothering you and then discard the paper. According to some studies, physically tossing your worries away can cause you to emotionally let go as well.
On the other hand writing down positive experiences can help you feel happier. Writing down reasons to be grateful can make you feel happier and more satisfied. Studies show it can increase your happiness by up to three times.
So today write down what may be bothering you, crumple it up and toss it in the garbage. Then write down a few things that you are grateful for, fold it up and put it in your pocket as a reminder.