It’s the 1st of November which means we only have 61 days left of 2020.
Normally we’d all be getting excited and ready for the end of year celebrations with the festive season and New Year, but this year has put things into perspective. Most of us are more worried about health, our families, our jobs, and if there is another lockdown looming ahead.
It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and when this happens we need to remember the positive, and not focus on what could be or what we don’t have, but rather focus on what we do have and all the possibilities, and to show gratitude.
You can increase your long-term happiness by almost 10% with a simple 5-minute exercise.
Write down three things that went well each day and their causes every night for one week. In a study by Martin Seligman, participants were asked to follow those exact instructions for just one week. After one week they were 2% happier than before, but in follow-up tests, their happiness kept on increasing, from 5% at one month, to 9% at six months.
Why and how does it work? Grateful people are able to acknowledge and appreciate more goodness in their lives simply because gratitude brings out positive emotions.
Our November challenge for you
Try this daily gratitude exercise for the month by writing down three things every day which you are grateful for. It could be anything from your morning walk or exercise, or even meeting up with an old friend, the people in your life who you love and who care for you, your health, the sunshine. It might be difficult at first, but stick with it and as the days go by you will learn to see how much you have to be thankful for and to show gratitude towards.
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Don’t forget to enter this week as the competition closes midnight next week Monday the 9th of November, and the winning photos will be published and announced on the MANBOX website on Tuesday the 10th of November. See some of the entries below for inspiration:ENTER HERE
WIN A PERSONALISED GROOMING HAMPER
We’re giving away a personalised grooming hamper valued at over R1000 to one lucky MANBOX member. To enter the lucky draw all you need to do it make sure your MANBOX profile is filled in and up to date, as well as a profile photo.LOGIN AND UPDATE YOUR PROFILE HERE
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Well, that’s it from us for now gents,
Have a great November and chat soon,