1. What one thing did you do better today?
I told someone “I love you.”
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
Sanela Banovic, Slovenian doctor who’s Tedx talk I have had a chance to listen to live a few years ago and it is still one of the most inspiring talks, to me, pointed out we first think of something, then we start to do it and then it becomes a habit, a character of ours. And if your thoughts say life is hard, stressful, you start to feel it and act according to it. Thus this view on life becomes a habit you are living. Banovic pointed out in one of her interviews that she wants to remind people life is beautiful and teach us we can get there without medications, without having everything crossed off the to-do list. People too often put of living fully until they achieve that one thing, until they meet that one person, until they retire. The sad thing is, when that does finally happen, something else can get in the way. A disease, a burnout, another distant future set goal turning us away from enjoying the present. So to not let that happen start with positive thinking, healthy habits, make changes where and when needed, less worries, more time dedicated to activities that truly make you feel alive. Hug your loved ones (according to Banovic, we should hug 7 times a day), tell them you love them.