If you’ve read my latest book or follow me on social media (and golly it’s totally FINE if you haven’t and don’t!) you might know that I am a fan of the Three Good Things practice.
If you are not familiar with this, it is what it is. Each day – or when you remember – you notice Three Good Things that you experienced. It sounds a bit fluffy, but it’s not. In fact practicing Three Good Things is scientifically correlated with long term wellbeing.
The things might be big or small. It doesn’t matter which. What matters is that they felt good to you and that you noticed them. That’s what counts.
I like to write mine down or share them on social media to spread the Three Good Things practice about, but you could even just think about them as a sort of meditation, if you prefer.
Maybe you already do Three Good Things? Or perhaps today is going to be your first time?! Whichever it is, I’m on board too!!!
- I’m reading a book by Maggie O’Farrell and I’m so glad I have (belatedly) stumbled across her work. I can’t wait to read Hamnet next! Perhaps you are much cleverer than me and have been a Maggie fan for ages?
- People are sharing their kind wishes with me about my Nan. She’s in hospital at the moment and kind wishes are very much appreciated. She’s 98 and I am very much hoping she’s mending well. I can’t go and see her, because she’s in another state, but mum Face-timed from the hospital yesterday so I got to see her cheeky face.
- The camellia bush in my garden is flowering (and the daphne next door is too! I love daphne so much! It might just be my favourite fragrance.) Aren’t we lucky to have daphne in winter and jasmine in spring? It’ll be spring here before we know it and we can think about all kinds of springy garden things.
So that is my Three Good Things for today. (It’s quite early, so I know there will be more.)
I really like doing this as often as I can, especially when things are as hard and weird as they are now.
Maybe we can check in here each week and talk about Three Good Things together? I think so. I do. Let’s do it on a Thursday!
Do you have some good things to share?
PS: I’m making a KING Size granny square for my bed! This is the start of it!