The secret ingredients to positivity might be

your favorite beverage, a joyful moment and your latest accomplishment. Did I get it right? What are the ingredients of your positivity?

If you’re having trouble finding the good in your day lately, here’s an idea that’ll bring you joy and appreciation: the happiness jar.

You don’t even have to call it the happiness jar. I didn’t. I call mine the positivity jar, but you can simply call it The Jar.

I wasn’t about to go buy supplies to make a jar, so I decided I’d make one from the supplies I have already. I needed a tad bit more positivity in my life.

The benefits of keeping a positivity jar:

What I like about keeping the positivity jar is that it forced me to find something good from my day to write about. If I couldn’t think of something, I wrote down a quote that I’d been reflecting on lately.

Looking for something good from my day allowed me to find the good, even if I didn’t have the best day of my life. Keeping a positivity jar helps you focus on the positive side of things.

The purpose of keeping a positivity jar is to document something that happened in your day that brought you joy, appreciation or positivity. 

I was looking forward to reading what I wrote down after I’d accumulated a lot of notes. Here’s a list of things I usually wrote about (if you need ideas for what to write about):

isn’t this the cutest?
  1. Accomplishments—even the little ones that are part of #adulting
  2. Things or experiences that you’re grateful for
  3. Joyful moments
  4. Meaningful or interesting experiences
  5. Quotes
  6. Things you learned
  7. Your favorite movies, food, magazines, etc.

How to make your positivity jar:

  1. Repurpose or buy a container with a lid
  2. Decorate the container to your liking

I found a candle jar with no lid. So I made a lid with tissue paper, a flower sticker, and a bit of yarn. And ta-da! I DIY’d the jar.

Tips for keeping your positivity jar:

  1. Keep stationery nearby so that it’s ready for you to write daily notes for your jar
  2. Write for your jar at the same time everyday such as when you’re winding down from your day or before you go to sleep so that you don’t forget

If this is something that you’ve tried or might give a try, let me know in the comments. What are your thoughts on the positivity jar?

If you’ve kept one, what benefits have you experienced from keeping one? Do you have recommendations for making a positivity jar?

The best adventure ever

The best adventure starts with fear and courage. It starts with a destination or not. It starts without knowing the how or why. Once you’re there, you discover more about yourself.

It’s not so much about what you see and experience during your adventure that matters. More so, how it transforms you. The thing about adventure is that there’s always more to see, more to experience, more to learn about this world…

Sometimes you need that little push–inspiration to go somewhere or do something you’ve never done before.

Here’s you green light. Go for it.

Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.

5 tips to make self improvement easier

Changing your life for better requires tons of patience, effort, and a completely different mindset. Often, we complicate life, by coming up with all of the reasons for why something isn’t possible. Instead, focus your energy on how you can create change even if it’s little by little.

Have a humble attitude.

Make a little bit of fun of yourself, of your mistakes. If you don’t get things right, there’s room for growth. And growth is where the magic happens. In fact, I’d argue that growth is one of the most beautiful things you can experience & witness.

Start now.

We often leave change for future. Start with the change you can make now in this present moment. This present moment is that powerful. Even if change means starting on a Thursday or at 3 p.m.

Keep learning.

Learn from your experiences or from other people. They say everyone is a mirror who reflects to us the qualities we can have if only we set our minds to feel the way we want to feel and be who we want to be.

Have an open attitude.

Remember that saying, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain? Say yes to something you’d never said yes to before. When change is thrown upon you, welcome it with open arms.

Start simple.

Set time aside each day for one of your goals. Change doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It’s the little things that make a difference.

It’s the simple things that make a major difference. From a change in attitude to a simple choice.

What change are you putting off? What’s one simple thing you can do today that will make positive difference in your life?