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one_step_closer 31-12-2017 07:29 PM

Positives Jar
For a couple of years I have kept a positives jar rather than making resolutions and I've found it a good experience so wanted to suggest it here for anyone who might be interested. Basically you just get a jar (I decorated mine) and throughout the year when you feel something good has happened you write it on a piece of paper, fold it up, and put it in the jar. Then at the end of the year you open the jar and remember all the good things. It can be things like events, something someone has said to you, anything that is positive for you. This year I only had 2 pieces of paper in my jar which may be a bit sad but it was still good to read them. I'll share them here so you maybe can get an idea - one was having a good morning routine (I wrote that one when I had been getting out of bed in the morning for a number of weeks in a row) and one was a joke that someone told me which was a wordplay on a doctor's name and I thought it was really funny.

Sketchy 31-12-2017 08:42 PM

I like this idea. I hope you have plenty to put in your jar for 2018.

Cacoethes 31-12-2017 08:46 PM

This is such a lovely idea

MunchBox 31-12-2017 11:03 PM

I'm going to do this as it's such a lovely idea.

Serendipity. 01-01-2018 02:43 AM

I do this! I try to remember to write something every day but that never happens. But I do still end up with lots of lovely positive things at the end of the year :)

Killer Queen 12-01-2018 08:44 PM

I did this last year, I managed to do it for three whole days. *headdesk*

one_step_closer 13-01-2018 12:37 PM

I don't know if I could think of one thing every day, I just write significant things as they happen.

yoyogirl 24-01-2018 11:49 AM

Why don’t we create a thread of positive things we have done each day to keep each other accountable?

Buttons. 03-02-2018 04:07 AM

What a lovely idea :)

one_step_closer 31-12-2018 06:56 PM

Did anyone do this? I enjoyed looking at what was in my jar this year.

Soft Kitty 01-01-2019 10:03 PM

I didn't do it last year, but I've eaten a jar of pickles in preparation for doing it this year :) I'm really glad it was pleasant for you to read about things that you'd put in your jar. They're always nice memories to keep.

one_step_closer 02-01-2019 03:29 PM

Good idea! I give everyone permission to finish a jar of something so they can do this! I hope you have some nice things to look back on at the end of this year.

Buttons. 04-01-2019 04:34 PM

*finally has a use for a jar decorated in a psych unit ages ago*

one_step_closer 04-01-2019 05:24 PM

A case of, here's one I made earlier...

Buttons. 04-01-2019 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 4206965)
A case of, here's one I made earlier...

Ha ha that reminds me of a party I went to in uni where you had to dress as a kids tv programme you liked when you were young and I went as Art attack.

one_step_closer 04-01-2019 06:15 PM

That sounds amazing! What was your costume like?

nonperson 04-01-2019 06:27 PM

Pics pics pics! =o

Buttons. 04-01-2019 06:43 PM

nonperson 04-01-2019 06:49 PM

Amazing. :laugh:

Buttons. 04-01-2019 07:00 PM

I haz skillz!

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