Positive Psychology is, in a nutshell, the science of human flourishing. It’s the basis of everything I like to do as a solopreneur and with my clients and members. It’s about focussing on the elements of life that allow you to feel good, bring happiness and feel like you’re in your flow. Rather than perhaps traditional elements of psychology, that can have a tendency to focus on the negative and work through things that have already happened.
I see positive psychology as being a far more proactive state of mind and it’s fairly simple to get your head around (literally), so it’s increasing in popularity and application.
Think about your strengths, being guided by your intuition, reframing and optimism – these are all elements of positive psychology.
Positive Psychology can be infused into your personal life and your work or business. My unique view-point is that it can also be infused into your digital marketing and business growth strategy.
I work with my clients in subtle ways, to instil positive psychology into their daily lives and this perfect average day exercise is just one of the ways that I do just that – and I’d love to share it with you…
Your Perfect Average Day – how to do this positive psychology exercise
I’ll take you through this in steps, as it’s super easy…
1. Give yourself at least 30 minutes – so if that’s not right now, go ahead and plan that time and block it in your diary now. It has to be distraction-free for it to work it’s best.
2. Grab a lovely notebook or scrap of paper – whichever you’d prefer – don’t let this step be a blocker. I’ve had some clients do this exercise on their laptop and even write it as an email to themselves to refer to later (I love that idea!).
3. Set the scene – I like to open the curtains to get some daylight in, light a candle or burn some incense.
4. Now close your eyes and picture yourself in your perfect average day. So this is the day where everything is just as you want it to be. It’s not a “what would I do if I won the lottery” scenario – it’s a “what would my perfect regular day look like” scenario.
5. Then write it all down, like a planner and go into as much detail as possible. Where are you? What’s around you? Who’s with you? What do you do at each point of your day? Does work fit in? Maybe not. Do you meet with people? Be as specific as possible.
I love this exercise because, I bet when you’ve finished writing and read it back, it’s not a million miles off of where you are now.
Now you can see what that perfect average day looks like, can you spot anywhere that you can begin to work on? Can you identify any steps you can take to get yourself there?