The list that makes you happier

Last year during winter I felt like shit. I just had moved from Dubai to London and the long cold winter days, the lack of social life plus the pressure at work were just too much for me.

Every day I was just feeling more sorry for myself, somehow in a downward spiral until I reached the bottom and decided to do something about it. I always go to my journal to reflect and work things through and I decided to take a very pragmatic and simple approach.

I drew a vertical line in the middle of the page. On the left I wrote “Things I am not happy about!!” and on the right “What am I going to do about it?!?”.

Writing down everything I had on my mind helped me get clarity in my thoughts and I was able to already get quick wins on the small things. Of course I had bigger issues that wouldn’t be solved through this simple list but the quick wins got me out of the negative zone and gave me a jump-start into a more positive life!

Give it a try and let me know how it worked for you!

Example of the list

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