Taking time to reflect on the positive moments in your week can help you remember that even when times are tough and stressful, there are still areas we can appreciate and be happy for. And with a positivity jar, it’s easier than you think!
A positivity jar can be an excellent solo activity for personal reflection, but it can also be fun to get your family/housemates involved - it’s up to you!
What you need:
A jar - this can be an empty jam jar
How it works:
At the end of each day, write a small note to your future self saying one thing you’re grateful for that day. It can be anything, from that hot cup of coffee your partner brought you in bed, the phone call you had with your grandmother, a tender hug from your children, a tasty meal, or the relaxing bubble bath you treated yourself to.
Top tip: Don’t forget to add the date to each piece of paper
At the end of each week, empty the jar and re-read all of the things you’re thankful or grateful for. If you’re using the jar as a group, you’ll no doubt get to read each other’s out and share in each other’s achievements.
To help you get started, we’ve popped some prompts below to help you think about what you might want to include.
- Reading a chapter of your book
- Cooking a meal for your partner
- Treating yourself to a facial massage
- A message you received from your best friend
- A long walk in the sunshine you enjoyed
- Baking a recipe you’ve had saved for a while
- A quote you heard or read
- Something you’ve ticked off your to do list
- Anything, however small, that made you smile
The Tropic team have been starting their own positivity jars - check out theirs on our @tropicteamhq