This September 13th, celebrate Positive Thinking Day. There’s an interesting principle in psychology called rumination that explains why clinical depression can be challenging to escape. Named after the process cows use to digest food, rumination involves bringing up negative feelings from the past to chew on when events in the present are stressful or unsuccessful. With rumination, a present-day failure grows to an eternal failure – always has been, always will be.
So on Positive Thinking Day, do more than just browse inspiring quotes on Facebook. Make a habit of recording a positive event in your planner every day. Then when rumination strikes, you can prove to yourself that your past, present, and future have real possibilities.