Sometimes I crawl into bed at night with my head swirling from the combination of the past day's activities and it seems like my life is just one big blur. At times it's often difficult to recall the good parts of the day because my mind is so cluttered thinking about the challenges I have encountered. On hectic, difficult days like these its easy to write the day off as a lousy day and fall asleep tired and frustrated.
A little trick I learned several years ago that has really helped me change my own outlook on life is to take time at the end of each day to recall the day - but more than that - to intentionally recall at least one good aspect or moment in the day. In doing this I usually end up recalling several good aspects of my day and more often than not I fall asleep feeling that the day was a success and confident that tomorrow will be as well.
It's easy to dwell on the difficult or unhappy occurrences in our day to day lives. But inside of every day I've learned that there are these golden moment nuggets that happen and if we calm ourselves and remember them, they help remind us that life is good and reaffirm to us that our day was a success. By allowing my mind to focus on the successes of the day rather than the difficulties, I prepare myself for a good nights sleep so that I have the energy and outlook I need when I wake up the next morning to get out of bed, get back out there, and make a positive impact in the world.