Personal P.A.L.

What’s a P.A.L.?

The Positive Affirmations List, (i.e. P.A.L.) is one of the many ways to make for a better day. One of my favorite pick-me-ups, writing your own P.A.L. can make any day even a little bit better.

Let’s say you’ve had a bad day, one that never seemed to end, and ran down all your reserves. If I had a day like that, I’d run to my friend, my P.A.L.

Start simple: go back one day. Write down what you’ve accomplished, what makes you feel good. Write down only the positives and start with one day, just today for example.

You finished? Now, stop, look at what you’ve done, what do you see. A small list with some accomplishments? So what, right? That’s the thing though, did you notice them all before? Maybe, maybe not, notice them now. Even throughout this bad day, one that tore down your defenses called your hand and won, you succeeded. Even if small, you made progress throughout it all. Pay attention to that, be aware of your successes.

If for some reason that didn’t knock your socks clean off, consider trying it again, this time longer, this time go back a week or a month or a year. The farther you go the more accomplishments you’ll rack up, longer and longer that list is about to become. The accomplishments are now more note-worthy, more difficult after you’re done look at that list. Not only is that list longer, but it means more. Each of those accomplishments required more effort and time.

Whenever you have a bad day, stop and take a minute, grab your P.A.L.

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