Now take 5 of the things you listed on Monday and find something negative associated with them.
Let’s go back to our example of your comfortable bed affording you a good night’s sleep.
Let’s suppose you live in an apartment and your neighbours had to catch a very early morning flight. When they got up, they were making quite a bit of noise which, in turn, woke you up well before you alarm was due to sound. It’s never nice being wakened from sleep, is it?
So, you could see this as something negative, right?
I’m inviting you to view it more positively.
How can you turn this negative experience around into something positive and express your gratitude?
Well, in our scenario, your bed is so soft and comfortable that you receive a good night’s sleep every night. There’s no waking up during the night, there is no constant tossing and turning. And so, you waken up every morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day.
If you are wakened up earlier than usual due to noisy neighbours, your sleep account is in the black so you can afford to ‘lose’ some sleep every now and then and still waken up feeling refreshed.