So it’s now 2020.  How will you reset your attitude and intentions for this year?   By your engagement in Relationship Counselling, I can help to guide you in resetting your intentions.
I have been intentionally practicing Gratitude by taking 5 minutes each night before retiring to sleep, and journalling 3 things for which I am thankful that day. (I try and identify different things each day).  This helps me to focus on and relish positive experiences.  This articles explains why this helps me feel more positive and optimistic.

Neuroscience Reveals: Gratitude Literally Rewires Your Brain to be Happier

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

 

When you say “thank you”, do you really mean it or is it just politeness to which you give little attention? Neuroscientists have found that if you really feel it when you say it, you’ll be happier and healthier. The regular practice of expressing gratitude is not a New Age fad; it’s a facet of the human condition that reaps true benefits to those who mean it.

Psychologists Dr. Robert Emmons of the University of California at Davis and Dr. Michael McCullough of the University of Miami published a study in 2015 that looked at the physical outcomes of practicing gratitude. One third of the subjects in the study were asked to keep a daily journal of things that happened during the week for which they were grateful. Another third was asked to write down daily irritations or events that had displeased them. The last third of the group was asked to write down daily situations and events with no emphasis on either positive or negative emotional attachment. At the end of the 10-week study, each group was asked to record how they felt physically and generally about life.

The gratitude group reported feeling more optimistic and positive about their lives than the other groups. In addition, the gratitude group was more physically active and reported fewer visits to a doctor than those who wrote only about their negative experiences. (1)