The other day as I was driving with the radio on, I heard John Tesh say something that stuck with me. (If you’re not familiar with him, he’s a musician, author, celebrity, and host of the John Tesh Show…which it turns out it’s what I had tuned in to.)
He mentioned a concept of keeping a “Silver Linings Journal”. It is like a gratitude journal to write in the “lessons learned from life circumstances”.
- Whether you go through good or bad things, you should be able to take away something good/meaningful/insightful. (Even if it’s, “well, I’ll never do THAT again!”)
(I think that he said it was an idea suggested by a psychologist, but I was driving and couldn’t stop to write everything down, and it was the radio, so I couldn’t back it up to replay that part.)