Choice Upgrade: Happy Thoughts over Disturbing Ones
A simple trick you might try involves increasing your ratio of happy thoughts to disturbing ones. If your life doesn’t provide you with plenty of happy thoughts to draw upon, try daydreaming of wonderful things in your future. Don’t worry that your daydreams are unlikely to come true. The power of daydreaming is similar to the power of well-made movies that can make you cry or make you laugh. Your body and mind will respond automatically to whatever images you spend the most time pondering. Once you get back to your baseline level of happiness from daydreaming wonderful things, you’ll be in a better position to get the benefits of an increase of positive thoughts and level of optimism.
Ascent Habit Practice: Create 3 daydreaming themes and practice throughout the day for five consecutive days.